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10-20-2015 02:21 PM
Thor13
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Originally Posted by LindaH View Post
Which Taste of the Wild formula were you feeding? The Nutra Nuggets isn't a very good food. I would go back to TOTW if you can later on, but read the ingredient label and feed different meat proteins and see if that might be the cause.

When dogs have allergies they itch, get yeast and break out with staph infections on their skin. But mainly they itch very badly so they lick and chew and scratch themselves almost constantly. Does your boy itch?
Yes, I know TOTW is better than Nutra Nuggets but I wanted to see if it was form the food. He was on Bison.

I'm thinking of trying Honest Kitchen I've heard good things about it.

Just regular itching (if that's a thing) nothing excessive. I'm taking him on Thursday to the vet again and I'm going to have them groom him there as well.

Thank you the videos you sent..they're really helpful! It might be a good idea to try bathing him 2-3 times a week for a couple of weeks that might help soothe the skin.

Thanks agin!
10-20-2015 10:41 AM
LindaH Which Taste of the Wild formula were you feeding? The Nutra Nuggets isn't a very good food. I would go back to TOTW if you can later on, but read the ingredient label and feed different meat proteins and see if that might be the cause.

When dogs have allergies they itch, get yeast and break out with staph infections on their skin. But mainly they itch very badly so they lick and chew and scratch themselves almost constantly. Does your boy itch?

Your vet will not be able to test your boy's thyroid properly. Vets can't do this in their office. Is there a veterinary school in Jordan? A veterinary school should be able to do the appropriate test.
Don't waste your money asking your vet to do the test.

He's a very pretty boy. Thank you for sharing the photos. I hope you can get his problem figured out quickly.

Here's some info that might help:

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...itchy-pet.aspx

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...ow-and-do.aspx
10-20-2015 02:27 AM
Thor13 Thank you all for your advice.

I'm going to do a complete blood test, thyroid and liver tests as well. I'm going to put him on a hypoallergenic diet for a bit to see if there is any improvement. Unfortunately, I live in Jordan and we only have normal vets here no canine dermatologists.

I also got him nizoral (vet recommended) and a hypoallergenic shampoo I'm going to try to give him a bath using these shampoos.

Attached are a couple pics of Thor.

Thank you all again!
10-20-2015 12:21 AM
sandy2233 Thyroid test (Michigan Only) Do not have an in house one done. Allergies should go to a dermatologist.
10-19-2015 07:22 PM
LindaH Hope you can get to the bottom of the problem quickly. You might try reading ingredients and try a different protein than what you're presently feeding. Also no corn, wheat, soy or meat by-products.

Many people don't realize how to properly bath a dog. Here's a link to help you understand how to properly bath your boy. Be sure to rinse, rinse and when you think you've rinsed enough, rinse some more. Improper rinsing can cause dandruff.

https://www.dpca.org/BreedEd/article...-bathing-a-dog
10-19-2015 05:47 PM
greenkouki Healthy dobermans will have practically no odor at all. Do not bathe him so often unless your vet instructs you do do so. I agree that if your regular vet can't get it figured out ask to be referred to a dermatologist. Hopefully it's just staph or another bacterial infection and it can be cleared up with antibiotics.
10-19-2015 05:17 PM
dobegal I also recommend a Vet Dermatologist.
10-19-2015 05:12 PM
mabarker Allergies will are a dog smelly too--it can make them smell fishy or yeasty. And the classic dorito feet
10-19-2015 04:51 PM
SieYa I would recommend a full thyroid panel.

There is a funky smell to dogs with thyroid issues.
10-19-2015 04:38 PM
4x4bike ped Ask your vet to refer you to a canine dermatologist. I would research Canine Seborrhea. (Seborrheic Dermatitis).

Here is a link to a very simple explanation of the disease: Skin Disease (Canine Seborrhea) in Dogs | petMD

Years ago we has a girl who was prone to it. (not a Dobe) Yuk... We treated it with various shampoos.
I am not saying this is Thor's problem, but it might be worth looking into.

John
Portland OR
10-19-2015 04:37 PM
falnfenix i've never heard of Nutra Nuggets, to be quite honest.

i'd go high end kibble...and i'd change it again. we fed Merrick kibble for one bag and Ripley's coat just took on this awful smell. changed it back to her normal food brand (Wellness) and she's smell-free. keep picking up smaller bags of different foods until you find something that works for him...and maybe try to avoid normal proteins (chicken, beef, lamb) for a bit?

good luck. stinky dogs are no fun.
10-19-2015 04:19 PM
Thor13
Excessive dandruff and horrible smell

Hello,

Thor is now 14months old and he's a beautiful Doberman. Over the past couple of months he's been having severe dandruff and a very rotten smell. I bathe him once a month but even after his bath you can still smell that bad smell on his coat. His entire coats becomes white as if you put baking soda on it and it's all dandruff.

I switched his food from Taste of the wild to nutra nuggets to see if it's from the food, which was what the vet recommended. I took him to two vets and nobody gave me anything useful other than changing his food.

The smell that comes from his coat is really bad, if he brushed up on you...that's it...laundry! I can't have him inside or else the entire house will stink.

Any advice?

Thank you all.

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