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Well a week on meds and her hair loss has worsened.. Thinking it may be time to try new food.. My poor dog looks terrible. She's having hair loss on the front of her neck now too and a bad spot on her back leg
What antibiotic was prescribed, and at what dose?

Are you fully switched off the Bil-Jac and no more Beggin Strips, Denta Stix or anything with corn or wheat?

Did your vet do a skin scraping to look for mange mites?
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[QUOTE=LindaH;1102406]This time of year it can be hard to tell if allergies are food, enviromental or both. I would try her on Natures Variety Instinct or Acana Salmon formulas. Start w/small test bags to see if they agree w/her. If you are going to give antibiotics, you need to suppliment with PLAIN GREEK YOGURT or probiotics to resupply some of the flora in the digestive system the antibiotics kill. Dont use peroxide or alcohol as they kill skin cells in wounds and delay healing. Also, dont bath her in an oatmeal shampoo, because if she is allergic to oatmeal, she will react badly to it. Please bookmark this site for when you get tired of all the stuff your having to give her and decide to go to a more dog friendly natural way. Try going to Dr Mercola's site, put in "dog allergy treatment" in the search and see if you dont get helpful info from Dr Becker, DVM. Good luck with your girl. [/QU

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I really think that more than trying to wing it with food changes and such, this dog needs to be actually diagnosed... more than just having a vet do a look-see and go on the assumption that it is this or that. I would have her seen by a dermatologist if the first vet isn't willing or able to do what is necessary. To me, this sounds more parasitic or who-knows-what than it sounds like a food sensitivity with concurrent fungal and/or bacterial infection. If it is bacterial and/or fungal, it is time to figure out exactly which organisms are involved. She's losing hair in atypical places and getting worse on meds... whatever this is isn't going to be standard issue skin crap.
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Yep, gotta agree she needs a vet that knows what they are doing. I would like for a full panel thyroid test to be run along with the mange scrapes. If she had either type of mange, tho, looks like she would be smelling pretty badly by now. But it certainly would improve her health to put her on one of the foods I suggested. Definitely need to get to the root of the problem.

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Your poor Girl.

internal toxicity usually shows up on the surface of the skin, as it is the largest 'organ' for expelling toxins.

I agree that a diet change would help.

Once off the wheat and corn it may still take a month or so for her skin issues to improve.

I hope the best for your girl, she must be so uncomfortable and stressed with this issue.

Hugz to your Girl!
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