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Leslie - 233329   Lakeside, AZ

7/18/2013 1:13:00 PM

Good information. thanks

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Eileen - 249708   Port Perry, ON

1/23/2013 4:13:54 AM

Interestings, thanks for the information.

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Janet   Ringgold, GA

2/23/2012 1:34:36 PM

I have a 15 yr. old mini-dachshund and he just recently got a spot on the inside of his hind leg that is kinda scabby and when I scratch the dried scabs off he is chew the bedspread like he is trying to get a flea. It also is on the rear of his hip but isn't scabs, but when I scratch it I can tell it itches. Also, he is loosing small patches of hair. Any help!!! He has never had anything like this until January when he turned 15. Please respond, thanks.

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M.farley   Bountiful, UT

1/8/2012 7:31:09 PM

I just leave comments for points.

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cheryl   baltimore, MD

12/22/2011 4:52:42 AM

Thank u good info

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irwin   oakhurst, NJ

10/28/2011 10:04:02 AM

My yorkis has crusty patches on her skin, when i brush her, I must have broken it up and dandruff like pieces appear, what is that?

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Sue   Newport, ME

8/11/2011 8:06:24 AM

guess i don't understand this site--i see lots of comments, but where are the answers? my German Shepherd has developed skin problems, i think mostly from going in the lake, which is a huge issue since we live on the lake! the vet has given her Triam, and says we need to shampoo her every 4 days, alternating with the expensive shampoo we bought from them, and then Dawn liquid soap. the triam seems to help, but i hate continuing to give her pills. so, tell me, where are the answers to the posts?

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Marisa   Omaha, NE

7/1/2011 9:36:52 AM

Interesting...

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Kelly   Carthage, TX

4/17/2011 10:11:49 PM

I took my kiddo to the vet about a problem unrelated to this but asked him about why him and his brother keep scratching and itching to the point they were losing hair and getting hot spots and extremely dry skin. He said to give them fish oil capsules and benedryl. And I have to admit that it's been working over the past week. I'm already seeing improvements. The benedryl can be given to them every 4-6 hours in 25mg pills or capsules. By the way my kids are 1 1/2 yr old mastiffs.

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Kathy   Spring hill, TN

4/11/2011 3:39:40 PM

I just read the last comment sent in by Linda and it was the exact problem my 2yr old lab has. About 8 months ago she had fleas,then a red rash on her belly.The vet said she had an infection from the flea bites. She was treated with 10 day antibiotics; twice. She's had dry flaky skin along with dry raised bumps. Her hair on both sides is so thin from hair loss. She's lost hair in 3 spots on her back and on one of the bald spots it looks like a raised scab that did not heal, is there any thing I can do for her.

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Linda   Greenville, NH

3/3/2011 2:38:38 PM

DUH!! Most of us have aready done that, did you think we wouldnt think of that on our own? I have gone to so many web sites on this problem and you would think they would have some pictures so we can see what each different problem look
like!
My chocolate lab has flaking skin all over his back, sides and under his legs. It first clumps in a scabby looking thing, then the flaking happens. I have used RX shampoos and medicated shampoos, nothing works. I guess there realy isnt anything out there for these poor dogs.

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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

10/2/2010 8:44:52 AM

great information, thank you

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David   Salyer, CA

9/30/2010 3:02:40 PM

Well heck! Janet I have to agree with you about that. That didnt tell me a darn thing either and of course I already knew that I would have to go to the vet. Crimany sakes Dog Channel! Youve got a lot of gibberish on this site my no alternatives except go to the vet. Why even bother giving the scientific information on what it could be if you are just going to refer us to the vet.

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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

9/19/2010 9:26:29 AM

good article, thank you

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Edith   Gassville, AR

8/11/2010 3:23:05 PM

that didn't tell me anything I didn't already
know.
I was hoping for some additional info about my Golden/Chow and her allergies. "Take her to the vet" is a given; what else works?

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KAY   RUSSELLVILLE, AR

8/4/2010 7:08:15 PM

MY ENGLISH BULLDOG IS 2 YEARS OLD. HE HAS BEEN SICK EVER SINCE I GOT HIM. HE GETS THESE SPOTS ON HIM THAT ARE SCABS AND HE LOSSES HIS HAIR. ON THE UNDER SIDE OF HIM IT LOOKS LIKE RINGWORM, RED CIRCLES THAT ARE BAD. I'M IN THE VET'S OFFICE WITH HIM AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH. THEY GIVE HIM ANTIBOTICS TWO DIFFERENT KINDS AND A SHOT. AND OF COURSE THEY GIVE HIM PREDISONE. I GIVE HIM BATHS IN MALASEB TWICE A WEEK. IT GETS KIND OF WELL AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING AWAY AND THE NEXT DAY IT COULD LOOK REALLY BAD AND BACK TO THE VET WE GO. THE VET TOOK SKIN SCRAPE AND SAID IT WAS NOT UNDER THE SKIN MITES. HE HAS BEEN ON ALL OF THIS STUFF FOR 2 YEARS OF HIS LIFE. I NEED SOME BODY TO MAYBE TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO FOR HIM. I LOVE HIM TO DEATH

IT JUST BREAKS MY HEART TO SEE HIM THIS WAY. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS ON WHAT TO DO FOR HIM. I HAVE CHANGED HIS FOOD THINKING THAT HE WAS
ALERGIC
BUT THAT WAS NOT IT. PLEASE HELP!!

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ash   middlesbrough, YT

6/11/2010 12:51:12 PM

my dalmation dog (6years) has suddenly starting to get bald patches in his fur up and down his body and they look like scabs to start with then it falls out and becomes the size of a 2pence piece but he doesnt seem to sratch alot he also has little tiny lumps one on his face and one on the webbed bit of his feet? i have changed my dogs food to, his stomache wouldnt settle on wet food since i had him back or does he have ringworm that is the only thing that keeps coming up?

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Jean   Sant Rosa, NM

1/27/2010 2:01:12 PM

My 10 year old Gordon Setter is having terrible heavy danduff, we changed his feed to senior dog food about a month ago, could it be the food change? We are 100 miles from a vet. Good article but it scared me that it could be something other than the food change!

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Sarah   Tampa, FL

1/9/2010 6:39:37 AM

My Doberman has horrible skin to where he too exudes an odor that is putrid. I've bathed him with oatmeal shampoo and everything. Every vet I go to they keep testing for mites and he doesn't have that nor mange. They also said his thyroid was fine, but one time it was swollen and the smell was awful. I've gone through 3 vets now and am going insane. It's wearing down on me and to see him suffering for almost 2 years with this is heart wrenching. I am now wondering if he had something similar to Shirley's Yorkie. He has another appointment to a dermatologist to see what is going on. His beautiful coat is just ruined. And I am on my last set of nerves with this before breaking down and losing it. Seeing this here, gives me a possible glimmer of hope that maybe that is what it is and this 'mystery diagnosis' nightmare will end and I can get him better again. I mean, I have changed foods in moderation. Kept a close eye on him when he's outside. Used oatmeal shampoo with skin moistening condition. Therapy lotion. Changed detergents in moderation, and he has only gotten worse. I hope and pray that Florida Veterinary Specialist hospital can figure this out and he can recover. The poor boy is chewing himself up to nothing. I've put socks on his feet with trouser suspenders to hold them up and even put him in the 'cone of shame' to desperately try to salvage the rest of his coat and skin until I can find out what is wrong with him. I haven't been able to take him to the dog park in months and I feel that maybe I am doing something wrong on my end. It is just exhausting when you have 3 vets telling you the same thing and nothing works.

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Shirley   Dermott, AR

12/21/2009 3:59:05 PM

My rescued 10-year old Yorkie had a nauseous odor, thin, greasy coat. After visit with vet, he is bathed every 7-10 days with prescription shampoo, and thyroid meds. He's happier, doesn't spend every minute scratching or chewing himself. His coat has thickened and people now comment on his beautiful coat and happy face. From his previous vet info, he was extensively treated with steroids and no thyroid checks.

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