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Hello this is Dr. Holloway but you can call me Dr. H, and I am a licensed veterinarian. I understand that your two Dachshunds have really itchy skin that has been treated with steroids but the skin is not improving. I would very much like to take a look at the skin to enable me to give you a good recommendation here for their care.
Can you please upload a photo using the icon provided on your screen so that I can take a look? It should be labeled "Add photo/attachment" or "Add file". Let me know if you have any trouble finding it and I can direct you to customer service for assistance. I will await your photo upload. Thank you
- Dr. H
Also while you are uploading the photo, I have to ask.
Did the vet do any type of skin testing, such as a skin scrape?
Did the cortisone shot make their itching worse, better, or is it the same?
Ok you would have to email the picture to yourself, save it to your computer, and then use the icon to upload it the chat. I can't really walk you through this since I am no tech expert; however here is the customer service link that may be able to assist you further. http://ww2.justanswer.com/contact-us
I will say this even though I don't have a visual of the skin right now.
The fact that both pets have this condition and it did not really respond to steroids, suggests that they have a infectious disease process and definitely need to get two tests done:
1) Skin scrape- to rule out a mite infestation
2) Fungal culture- to rule out a ringworm infection
The problem is probably not fleas since they have been treated for that with no improvement of the skin.
Hi again. I am just checking back with you to see if you are having any luck with the photos? I know this can take some time so no rush, I can continue to remain on standby if needed.
Hi checking in again. Do you have any questions about my recommendations so far?
I see you weren't able to upload the photos.