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Old 11-24-2012, 11:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I also think it could be mange, my Lucy had demodectic mange three times and it looked pretty darn close to how kyler looks especially on his face, get another skin scrape and ask them to scrape his face and any other area where he itches but not the bald spots, I've been told that with mange the bald spots are where the mites were, not where they are. If it is mange benadryl will not help to relieve his itchiness, been there done that. Try a shampoo with oatmeal in it that's sulfate free that's what I use on Lucy and it's gentle and doesn't irritate her skin.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
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we took our girl to WSU vet hospital for additional scrapings, but it turned out to be food and environment. even oatmeal, so changed her shampoo again and she is much better. i hope you can solve the issue quickly as it must be painful and frustrating for the pup.


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Old 11-25-2012, 08:30 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Masons leg looks like that, e has food allergies we think sine allergies test came back good. He started with hives on his right hind leg from moscitos and now as bald patches and vet thinks is from his food, maybe I too will get a second opinion.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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One thing I think I would do if it were an option(if there is one in your area) for you is to see a Holistic Vet. They are trained of course in traditional medicine but also holistic approaches so you get the best of both worlds in my opinion.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:13 PM   #15 (permalink)
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It looks similar to something that started to happen to our dog. He is on a Raw diet. Consider increasing the fat in his/her diet; I give 3 Salmon oil capsules a day (soy and tocopherol free); Also I give him one Raw egg, shell and all (not sure if this is advisable if on a kibble diet-do some research on that); Tree tea oil spray; frequent shampooing with Tree tea oil shampoo, maybe once a week. Don't worry, it won't hurt your dog with bathing this often.
I do wish you luck. I know how agonizing this probably is for you.

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Old 12-13-2012, 11:20 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Im not sure but I will say this. Sarcoptic mange is harder to get a scraping on. You have to do deeper and get more skin tissue. Perhaps it is that?
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:22 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I have been dealing with the same thing on my 8 year old boxer since this past April. He has always had allergy issues, but my vet says it is definitely a yeast/fungus infection, possibly caused by the allergies. Right now I am working on getting the yeast infection under control. I have a medicated shampoo from the vet that doesn't work by itself. I also rinse him in a 50/50 apple cider vinegar rinse and leave it on him to dry. He gets a bath every 2 days and on the days he isn't getting his bath I have a spray bottle mixed 50/50 with ACV and spray it on him. It helps the itch considerably and I feel I am seeing an improvement. I have also started feeding him yogurt to get active cultures back in his system...just make sure it is sugar free. I also just purchased Nzymes packet off the internet that is suppose to help build his immune system and such back up to fight this off. He is on TOTW lamb and rice grain free, my only concern is it has potato in it. I have been researching and have found Precise Holisitc Complete Dog food doesn't have potato in it and think I will try that on him to see if it helps. Praying you find a cure for your puppy and I do the same. Will keep watching your post to see how things go. I will let you know if I find anything else that helps my boys out...Goodluck!!
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There are lots of herbs to help boost the immune system. I give my healthy dog Kippah Astragalus everyday(2 weeks on 1 week off)
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:00 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Murphy had spots on his sides like that not nearly as bad and he was itching all the time. He was eating puppy chow and the vet had no explanation for it. He tales to a kid working at petco and he said food allergies could possible cause that because of the grains. We switched him to the blue buffalo freedom and his itching is at a minimum and the spots have all but disappeared. Don't know if this helps but is something to think about.


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