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Old 10-22-2002, 04:39 AM
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Hi mulberry204, I just wanted to let you know that the vet told me that princess got the parasite from smelling another dogs poop. I had her tested the other day and the test was negative she dosen't have it anymore. I am hoping that it won't come back. My dd and I go for walks and that must have been how she caught it. It is only catching to dogs that smell each others poop.
So guess that the one dose of medicine cured her. Thank goodness for that. She is still scratching but I think she just has dry skin. The vet said to put 1 tbsp of oil in her food or get her one a day vitamins with fatty oils in them. I hope that this helped you .
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Did you try the oil in the food?? My dashund has dry skin and i wondered if the oil would help..someone also told me a lanolin supplement?? I need to check this out.
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:37 PM
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I use to have chows and they had very dry skin and I use to put bacon grease in their food and it helped a whole lot and when I didnt have bacon grease I woould use and of the drippings off my meat and it worked well too.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:49 AM
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I have a Schipperke(Skipperkey). He has really dry skin & scratches so much he has bald spots all over him. I have tried everything, including giving him Benadryl but nothing seems to help. I've used baby oil on him, put meat drippings in his food, used lanolin shampoo, conditioner for dogs, etc.. still he scratches til he pulls his hair out. Anyone have any suggestions? The vet says it's allergies but without expensive testing, he doesn't know what the dog is allergic to. He suggested Benadryl twice a day, but it doesn't help much.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:23 AM
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Minnie,

If your dog is scratching until it's bald, the dog is suffering. Make arrangements with your vet to get it tested. Perhaps you can do it on a payment schedule or charge it. But the dog can not continue this way. The scratching will lead to infections and abcesses. This is akin to cruelty. I don't mince words when it comes to animals and children. If the Vet can't tell you without testing, what do you think you will accomplish here?
Your dog is probably suffering from multiple allergies. Once the tests are done and results returned, you will know precisely what is causing the itching and you then need to adjust what you are feeding... You can't feed allergic dogs cheap dog food like Old Roy and other supermarket brands. How do I know?
I have an allergic dog that when I rescued her was suffering terribly. We had her tested and she has mixed allergies that require special food..... Please don't let the dog suffer.
If you can't afford to vet him properly, give him up to an agency that can help. It's really cruel not to treat the animal.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:06 PM
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I have 3 words for all of you,,,it is safe and harmless to all animals, and is all natural and enviromentally safe too...
TEA TREE OIL..
I use it on my pets all the time,,good for dry skin, fleas and any other skin problem you pets have,,is also like a antisepic for any scrape or owies they might have under their fur..,for my cats ,,I just put a few drops on my hands then rub their fur..gets rid of the fleas (if any) and also makes their fur shine,,,for my dog when bathing her,,I use about 6-8 drops in the conditioner I use and then comb though her fur (she is a border collie) throughly,,and leave on at least 5 mins before I rinse..( she loves her bath)
All my pets seem to have gotten used to it,,,
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:00 AM
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Jeannie, I'm doing what the vet told me to do.. He is on prednisone & cephalexin, feed him lamb & rice food, give him benadryl 2 times a day & I'm not using flea shampoo. Flea shampoo irritates the dry skin. I'm using an oatmeal shampoo, with lanolin on him.
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Minnie,

If your dog is scratching until it's bald, the dog is suffering. Make arrangements with your vet to get it tested. Perhaps you can do it on a payment schedule or charge it. But the dog can not continue this way. The scratching will lead to infections and abcesses. This is akin to cruelty. I don't mince words when it comes to animals and children. If the Vet can't tell you without testing, what do you think you will accomplish here?
Your dog is probably suffering from multiple allergies. Once the tests are done and results returned, you will know precisely what is causing the itching and you then need to adjust what you are feeding... You can't feed allergic dogs cheap dog food like Old Roy and other supermarket brands. How do I know?
I have an allergic dog that when I rescued her was suffering terribly. We had her tested and she has mixed allergies that require special food..... Please don't let the dog suffer.
If you can't afford to vet him properly, give him up to an agency that can help. It's really cruel not to treat the animal.
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