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Old 02-08-2010, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Skin Problems

I adopted my dobie about 1.5 years ago. When I adopted her she had a skin issue on her right side abd area. The adoption center said to give her benadryl and try to prevent her from scratching that area (ya right). Her skin has not gotten any better. The vets had her on predisone which helped a little, but once she was done with the bottle, her skin went back. I don't want to keep her on a daily/regular dose of this for health reasons. We have had biopsy done and it was negative for mites and environmental allergies. Per the vet I have tried numerous organic dog foods. Nothing seems to be helping. Just wondering if anyone else has had issues like this or know of any home remedies or online products that work.
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did the vet, did some skintesting???
if she has flaky dry skin, it can be the food. you can give her fishoil daily.
there some shampoo's what help with itchy skin, i use "Duxo" Chlorhexidin shampoo. what works very well. but first i would maybe check with another vet, to see, if she might has allergies. it can be the food to.

oops just reread your post. what do you feed her right now and try the fishoil suppliment and maybe get the shampoo and look if that might help. beside that i use a spray what moisterize. its called "Equyss" premier Natural botanical its a leave on moisterizer it really helps and smells good too
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Itchy skin

I always believe looking at the simple things first is a good direction. First how often do you bathe her??? Every 10 to 12 weeks is better than more often if they are having skin problems. I recommend using Head and Shoulders - I have had very good luck with it when a dog has skin problems.

Then I would check your food to make sure it does not have any corn or soy in it which can cause skin problems. Add fish oil tablets folic acid and b - 50 as supplements. I would stick to this regimine for 12 weeks to see if you see changes. I would not make too many changes all at once because then you don't know what worked and what didn't. Hope this info helps.

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I adopted my dobie about 1.5 years ago. When I adopted her she had a skin issue on her right side abd area. The adoption center said to give her benadryl and try to prevent her from scratching that area (ya right). Her skin has not gotten any better. The vets had her on predisone which helped a little, but once she was done with the bottle, her skin went back. I don't want to keep her on a daily/regular dose of this for health reasons. We have had biopsy done and it was negative for mites and environmental allergies. Per the vet I have tried numerous organic dog foods. Nothing seems to be helping. Just wondering if anyone else has had issues like this or know of any home remedies or online products that work.
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Fish Based Dry Food & find out if hypothyroid

Nothing worse than a itching Dober. They do everything they do so well ... wish they didn't when it comes to itching.

Put your Dober on a fish based dry food ... Purina One or ProPlan Sensitive Skin & Stomach are excellent. Have found beef/chicken/venison dry foods make any Dobermans hair fall out.

Use oral Sentinel as your heart worm & flea med. This way you know it's not fleas causing the problem, plus you avoid any skin allergies from spot treatments.

All of the boy Dober's I've had have been hypothyroid (my first was a full blown case of Von Willebrands). The vet test runs a few hundred. Easy way to tell ... if a toenail breaks or has been cut too short, does it bleed all day ? If so, don't bother with the test, just have your vet put him on syn thyroid / thyroxin (very cheap people meds).

You may want to try neem oil or a steroid cream to calm down the itching til the food change kicks in.

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My girl has had skin issues as well.
I am now on the 3rd food to help her out. She was chewing up the back of her legs and stopped with in a few days of switching her off any food or treats containing chicken. So No more Chicken for her. Her hair was also a little thin on her sides.
Also we just put her on a grain free food which the vet said we may have to go through 2 bags worth to see if grains are causing her allergies.
We had her thyroid tested and it was normal. So just keep trying with foods and you will figure the dog out everntually.
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Put your Dober on a fish based dry food ... Purina One or ProPlan Sensitive Skin & Stomach are excellent. Have found beef/chicken/venison dry foods make any Dobermans hair fall out.

All of the boy Dober's I've had have been hypothyroid (my first was a full blown case of Von Willebrands). The vet test runs a few hundred. Easy way to tell ... if a toenail breaks or has been cut too short, does it bleed all day ? If so, don't bother with the test, just have your vet put him on syn thyroid / thyroxin (very cheap people meds).
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I know of hundreds of dobermans who have full healthy coats who eat beef/chicken/vension kibble. Some dogs may have problems with chicken, or beef, etc..there are also lots of dogs who have problems with fish. You just can't say any one protein source is bad for ALL doberman or all dogs.

I don't even know what to say about your paragraph and hypothyroidism, vWD, etc. Let's see...while some dogs may be both hypothyroid and clinically affected with vWD, there are also dogs who are vWD clear and hypothyroid-I have one sitting on the couch with me right now. You could quick her toenail and she'd clot pretty darned quickly. Even the dog I owned who was clinically affected with vWD had no problems if I quicked a toenail.

I honestly would stay well away from any vet who would prescribe thyroid medication without testing the dog first.
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Rcoky has skin problems. He is 3 years old, and this has been happening for about a numerous antibiotics which have controlled the problem but never really cleared it up entirely. Had tests which showed nothing. Vet wanted to do a skin biopsy. I went for a second opinion. This vet changed his food (expensive RX food), gave different meds including predisone, and more tests. Since the tests didn't show anything his put the boy on 3 days predisone, 4 days off and one week on antibiotic and one week off. I am not a happy camper. I am giving him the antibiotics but not the presidone; too much bad stuff associated with the predisone. I don't know what to do!
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If antibiotics control a skin issue, than the issue is bacterial. If the antibiotics have not cleared it up, than the antibiotics have not been given for a sufficient length of time... it can take six to eight weeks to properly address a staph infection.

Food intolerance is frequently a cause of skin crap. Everyone looks for corn and wheat and cheap food, and very often those ingredients are an issue... less often, flax seed can be an issue, and that is frequently found in the higher-end foods.

I would try something like Taste of the Wild with no corn, wheat or flax. And I would request that an eight week course of Cephalexin be prescribed. I would do a good probiotic (iFlora or the equivalent, or a nightly bowl of kefir) while the dog is on meds and for another month or two after.
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I would try something like Taste of the Wild with no corn, wheat or flax. And I would request that an eight week course of Cephalexin be prescribed. I would do a good probiotic (iFlora or the equivalent, or a nightly bowl of kefir) while the dog is on meds and for another month or two after.
The flax you are talking about is that flax seed oil?????? Because my vet had told me to put Rocky on it when his skin problems began, and he is still on it!
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jrae425, what brand of dog food do you feed?

Has your Girl ever had her thyroid levels checked?

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The flax you are talking about is that flax seed oil?????? Because my vet had told me to put Rocky on it when his skin problems began, and he is still on it!
Flax seed oil is not all that good for your dog and downright bad for some dogs.

The following is sourced from here:
The Number 1 Reason for Excessively Flaky Pet Skin It says flaky but it really covers your problem too.

"Most foods available, whether purchased commercial or homemade, are rich in omega-6 fatty acids. Because the average pet diet is heavy in omega-6’s, supplementing with additional omega-6’s in the form of corn oil, olive oil, safflower oil or even flax oil (that contains some vegetable sources of omega 3’s, but also omega 6’s) can create an imbalance serious enough to cause skin problems.

Omega-6 fatty acids, in abundance, become pro-inflammatory oils. If your pet gets too many of these without a balance of healthy fish-based oils – DHA and EPA – it can be a real problem.

It’s also important to note that dogs and cats can’t convert omega-3 vegetable sources into DHA. Flax oil has some omega-3 value for humans, but that doesn’t hold true for your pet. So it’s really important that you supply fish-body oils or krill oil to your dog or cat. Algal DHA is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids."

Try putting her on a premuim food such as Acana Pacifica which is a grain free 60% fish dog food kibble. This is, imo, the best fish based dog food out there for the money.
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Or you could go with California Natural line of allergy foods which have a very limited ingredients.

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Drama was a massive itcher. On top of that, she is blue and has thinning hair. The vet and the members on here told us to switch her dog food. She is know on grain free and chicken free food. Within a week, her itching decreased 80%. We are on bag 2 of dog food and the itching and licking of paws is now a rare thing.

We also started giving her EVOO- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Im a big Rachel Ray fan, lol) in her food 3 times a week to reduce her dandruff. After the 3 day, her dandruff is basically gone. We tried the fish oil and vitamin E before without much sucess.
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Our fawn has skin problems. Have you tried a tea tree based conditioning spray? Works like a charm on our guy! Also, have you tried AvoDerm food? We feed our senior girl TOTW, but Leo does best on the AvoDerm for some reason. Also, congruency if you long term supp with fish oil, you may want to also use Vit E
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We rescued Axel and he had demodex. Benadryl did help, but not really. what really helped with the skin issues was putting him on blue buffalo, and giving him fish oil pills and superfood complex. all of them can be found at petsmart. petsmart has picked up GNC so the fish oil pills and the superfood complex arent just by a no name company. they have helped with axels hair growth and dried skin issues that come with the demodex. also we have used baths up to two times a week- (what a pain) but they seemd to help as well. =)
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It helped my boy...or maybe his immunity became mature. PM me if you have questions.

Before you do any treatment please test her thyroid. Hypothyroid dogs have many skin issues. The medications may help a lot.

Your dog is still young. If she were my dog I would never keep her on steroids.

You may visit a holistic vet. They have greater success treating skin issues than regular vets do.
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We rescued Axel and he had demodex. Benadryl did help, but not really. what really helped with the skin issues was putting him on blue buffalo, and giving him fish oil pills and superfood complex. all of them can be found at petsmart. petsmart has picked up GNC so the fish oil pills and the superfood complex arent just by a no name company. they have helped with axels hair growth and dried skin issues that come with the demodex. also we have used baths up to two times a week- (what a pain) but they seemd to help as well. =)
Fish oil didn't help to treat demodex. It has been resolved on its own when your boy immunity became mature.
Axel's body got a power to fight mites

Fish oil helps to keep your boy coat shiny and healthy and is also great for his heart.
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Zina is a 1yr old Blue and we adopted her a few weeks ago. When we got her her coat was getting a little sparse along her back. I've started supplementing her food with fish oil, vitamin E, and olive oil. Already I've noticed an improvement in her coat and her hair is growing back thicker. Her skin looks pretty good now except for a huge zit on her head lol.
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