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Itching weeks hair loss predisone inj. also antibiotic. lab

Itching for 2 weeks hair loss predisone inj. also antibiotic. lab said no to mange. worse We went to another vet wanted her to have salmon only diet. And krill oil caps. no improvement. Scally flaking. Dog and family are at their wits end. She is a 6lb Chihuahua.

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Dr. B.

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Our dogs have some type of skin problem that causes them to

our dogs have some type of skin problem that causes them to itch and pull hair out of the infected area. In the hairless area that has been cleaned away by the biting hair their is a small wound with a scab.

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Jennifer Van Noy

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My golden retriever has had a very bad attack of flea

My golden retriever has had a very bad attack of flea allergy dermatitis -large angry red pustules all over her groin. I took her to my vet who gave me an antibiotic and temeril P, along with a topical spray - GentaSpray. All this is fine. Up until this time, I have resisted using chemical flea treatments on her - long story --I had another golden who developed IMHA, and since then, I've never been comfortable with chemical treatments of any kind unless it is absolutely essential. It is apparent that some type of flea program is absolutely essential at this point -- I have not found anything natural that actually works on fleas.The vet prescribed NexGuard --which ordinarily I wouldn't question. However, since my dog is taking temeril P, which in certain circumstances can lower the immune system, I'm afraid to begin NexGuard, which is essentially an insecticide. There are no contraindications for NexGuard -- but I'd very much like to get another opinion on the safety of starting my dog on NexGuard while she is taking the antibiotic and Temeril P. My golden is 3 years old and otherwise healthy.Thanks very much.

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Dani Rabwin

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Losing hair in what appears to be a symmetric pattern on his

Losing hair in what appears to be a symmetric pattern on his back. Basically a diamond from tip of tail to middle of back. Dog is a black lab mix about 70 pounds. Bad smell as well. Does not act sick in any way.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Midnight. Just over one year old.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Midnight?Customer: All other accounts he is quite healthy. Sleeps indoors. Eats well. Plenty of water. Plays outside most of the day in a fenced yard with other dogs (all ours).JA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help Midnight. OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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nekovet

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Our vet has put our dog on Prednisone skin rash, he continues

Our vet has put our dog on Prednisone for a skin rash, he continues to scratch and chew at him self and has gotten the area around the base of his tail raw. I was looking to see if benadryl would help with the itching and if it was safe to use in combination with the predisone.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Milo and he's fourJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Milo?Customer: There's no fleas, he's been on a flea treatment for awhile.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Doc Sara

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My dog Winston has been very itchy lately. I've tried chlorpheniramine

My dog Winston has been very itchy lately. I've tried chlorpheniramine and that hasn't given him any relief. My vet gave him some atarax, but it's all gone and I can't get an appointment with the vet until next week sometime. What else could I try? Benadryl isn't very helpful either. I have some cetirizine (Zyrtec) and I wondered if it would be OK to try that?

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Dr. G.

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Have a sensitive rescue Rhodesian ridgeback that licks chews

Have a sensitive rescue Rhodesian ridgeback that licks chews scratches. Has no fleas mites or mange. She is coming up with red allergy like welts. She does this when stressed or feeling insecure. Her food has changed from dry to raw to salmon diet and a combination of both dry and wet.

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Pet Doc

Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

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Chewing hair out of her back till bald JA: I'm sorry to hear

Chewing hair out of her back till baldJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Ive been to several vets tried all their recommendations n she still does itJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: 5yr old border collie cross walked daily large yard has company been flea treat wormed changed diet she driving me crazyJA: What is the Border collie's name?Customer: HeafyJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dr. Gary

Emergency Veterinarian

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I have a French dog. She recently started showing a rash

I have a French bull dog. She recently started showing a rash which barely shows but her fur looks bumpy and she is itching. She has never done this beforeJA: IÂ'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Puff and she is 10JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Puff?Customer: No just very concerned about the bumpy looking fur. I am assuming the bumps are from the rashJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Pet Doc

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