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Hello I love my dobie,
I have a dobie too. I need a little more information please.
Has he had allergy tests yet to determine what he is allergic to?
Has he had a thyroid test to check for hypothyroidism?
What hypoallergenic diets did you try? Most dogs are allergic to beef.
yes he's had blood test and there were no allegies detected and after the rx food that was not helping i tried all beef for the first time which was recommended from a pet food wedsite and it's funny but he is itchy more than ever and constantly wants water
and the breeder recommended to give him fresh chopped beef with his food now i'm really confused
That is really strange that he was not allergic to anything on the blood tests.
Do the antihistamines and cortisone help?
Is he a blue doberman?
What did the vet find when he tested a small piece of skin?
Where on his body is the hair loss and itching?
He is probably drinking a lot of water from the cortisone injections. It would not hurt to have his blood sugar check as that would not be expensive.
I think you are going to have to take him to a board certified dermatologist.
Well, did you do a hypoallergenic diet like hills z/d for 6 weeks and it did not help at all?
If that was the case, then he does not have food allergies.
I can't believe the biopsy was non-diagnostic! It should have shown something.
Where on his body is the problem?
that's exactly the food we tried and did not make a difference
his neck (where the skin was taken) is the itchiest, but on his chest and back you can see the loss of fur and pimples, he scratches his neck so much sometimes he gets and infection and i agree with all the testing why not one diagnosis? I feel the vet does all these tests to make money
So forget about food allergies then.
Feed him what you want and is healthy.
Ok, if I had to hypothesize on your dobie I would go with
1. color mutant alopecia- common in dobies and causes thinning of the coat with secondary folliculits (inflammation of hair follicules or red bumps) Even though he is not blue he can still have this.
2. Follicular dysplasia- where the hair follicles do not grow correctly
3. Seasonal flank alopecia- if he has this, his hair loss changes with the seasons
He could have more than one. There is no cure for any. They are treated with moisturizing shampoos, antibiotics, and cortisone as needed. The only reason I know about these is beacuse I worked at an SPCA for 3 years and saw some of the worst genetically bred dogs and I also have a dobie so I know about their diseases. I think you should get a refferal to a dermatologist at this point so you can get an accurate diagnosis.