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Old 02-12-2013, 11:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help please! My 2 year old Doberman is suffering from a skin disease..

Hello all,

My fiancÚ just returned from the vet over the weekend as our 2 year old Maya has been scratching and nibbling at her nose and paws which has effected her skin with discolouration, skin lightening and hair loss. Originally we thought that it might be her food so we changed it but this skin issue has continued. So we brought her to the vet and his response was that this is a disease that is not curable, that is a constant itch she can't scratch and we should consider putting her down. I was in shock! I realize this is a level of discomfort for he but she is so young, full o life and of course we love her so much. We would like to know if anyone has experienced something similar to see if we can try some other remedies to help reduce the flaring and/or inflammation.

I should also note that she has some discolouration and dryness of the skin on her back as well.

I appreciate any help you can provide.

Thanks so much!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What disease? What is his actual diagnosis?

What color is your Doberman?

Have you had a recent full thyroid panel run?

Done an elimination trial, for food allergies? Had her to see a veterinary dermatologist?

Without more information, it seems there is a whole lot more you could explore, prior to coming to some dire decision.
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Putting a dog down because it is itchy? Get a referral to a vet dermatologist.
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I agree and I would want to know what disease can't be cured? Is the dog a delute? Lots of options here. Get the vet to write a statement and get a second option with a new vet. Putting the dog down and not trying anything is alarming to me.
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Second opinion and see a vet dermatologist
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Where are you located? Perhaps someone on this forum will be able to recommend another Vet/Dermatologist in your area.

Can you post pics of your dog so we can see the skin issues that you are dealing with.
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Putting a dog down because it is itchy? Get a referral to a vet dermatologist.
and find another vet for regular care.
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What?! They didn't put her on any medication to help her?

You should have gone. Does your SO not like your dog? Did you speak to the vet personally?

This has to be a joke.

Deets please!
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What exact food were you feeding, and what exact food did you switch to? What treats and extras does your dog get... everything: training treats, thefts, bits off your plate, gifts from the mailman, etc.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Im surious what the disease is too.
I do have to defend the OP a bit though. My vet is a HUGE boxer lover. A very sweet i think something like 4yr old male boxer came in to be euthanized because he had allergies which were causing him to suffer endlessly. The vet didn't want to euth him so offered to take him and do all the necessary tests and treatments for this dog. They did allergy and this dog was allergic. to. EVERYTHING. Trees, grass, COTTON, various foods. EVERYTHING. After 2yrs of various diets and medications- topically and orally, he was a bit better but still itchy if he missed a bath or something in the environment changed(seasons). At one point they finally conceded that they could understand why the original owners wanted to euthanize the poor dog. I no longer work for that vet, so i don't know what ended up happening.
BUT my point is, sometimes people can be at their wits end watching their dog suffer and feel like the kindest option is euthanasia.
Hopefully something can be done for this dog.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Previous posters have all given you great advice. I don't have anything to add, except that I would definitely get a second opinion. Good Luck to you.
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