Hi, I have a 3 year old female Bulloxer and she has had severe skin problems such as losing hair between her toes, her chest and ears. I took her to the vet several times and they said it was from allergies and gave her steroids and cephalexin for medication and while she was on the meds it all cleared up and then as soon as the meds stopped she flared up again. I have honestly tried everything...switching foods, no treats, oatmeal, tea tree oil, and aloe baths twice a week and I still cannot seem to help her irritated skin. Other than these skin issues she is in perfect health. If you have any suggestions please let me know so I can make my baby more comfortable! :) Thank you!
there is a very good chance your dog has a food allergy. More often than not these allergies center around grains. Find her a grain free food and It might make all the difference in the world.
There is a very good chance your dog has a food allergy. More often than not these allergies center around grains. Find her a grain free food and It might make all the difference in the world.
Keep all poultry, chicken, turkey and egggs out the diet. I had the same problem with my boxer and in a month all rashes and hair loss resolved itself.
We have had a mixed breed beagle with skin allergies for 12 years. It is not for the faint of heart! He has been on every medication known. Predinisone works the best but is very hard on their liver and kidneys. He is on Apoquel with great success. It is currently only available from dermatologists. Allergies snowball, so what might have started with a small food allergy can quickly become much more (dust, grass, etc). My husband and I joke that at this point he is probably allergic to himself! We keep him on a grain free, salmon and potato diet. No treats except dehydrated sweet potatoes. We use medicated shampoos and special conditioners to clean him. Our greatest fear is a flare up--he will chew his feet until he bleeds, lick his side until he is bald, and get what they call "elephant skin" on his hips and rear end from licking. All of the abrasions will probably get staph infections (a bacteria that lives on all skin) and need to be treated with antibiotics. A vet appointment will cost several hundred dollars if he gets that bad. Early intervention is key! We have just adopted a Bulloxer puppy, we are praying this same thing doesn't happen! Good luck to you!
My pom mix had this problem. I added fish oil to her foods and that helped keep it clear. Had to use steroids for the initial flair up though. Worth a shot!