My Goldendoodle has a very shiny, healthy coat from mid
My Goldendoodle has a very shiny, healthy coat from mid trunk to her nose. However, from mid trunk to her rump is very dull and dry and grows very slowly. I give her Merrick grain free and salmon oil. What could cause half the coat to be very healthy and half to be almost dead like? Her skin looks fine and she doesn't scratch at all. She is one yr old
I rescued my Chessie at 1.5 years old in 2008. Since then,
I rescued my Chessie at 1.5 years old in 2008. Since then, we have had a lot of issues. I'll give some background, and then tell you where we're stuck.2009 - Dx with heart murmur; had two episodes of extreme illness (lethargy and full body stiffness). Lyme/Rocky Mountain came back as normal/inconclusive. Tx with Doxy, dog improved. Dog also had thinning of hair. Preliminary dx of follicular dysplasia. Derm rx cefalexin QDay for the rest of his life.2010 - Continued hair loss, continues cefalexin. Had another bout of the same extreme illness. Rocky mountain/Lyme remain normal positive/inconclusive. Tx again with Doxy.2011 - Dx with ruptured CCL (repair done). Simultaneously dx with extreme thrombocytopenia of unknown etiology (low plt of 10). Tx with steroids (approx 5-6 mos). Found a new derm - bx confirmed follicular dysplasia. This derm suspected the thrombocytopenia was related to prolonged cefalexin use - cefalexin DCd. Internal Medicine said our dog has an autoimmune disease, NOS. We were told never to expect a true diagnosis, etiology, etc.2012 - Doing great until last month. One month ago spriagned R front shoulder (given rimadil - sp?). Three weeks later, spraigned L front ankle area (given rimadil). This past weekend, he overslept, was lethargic, completely stiff all over - went to the ER. His Tmax was 104.4, had enlarged lymphs in both back legs, and several swollen joints. This time lyme/rocky mountain were negative. Again given Doxy. Appeared to improve. Steroids held until results of emergent joint tap (done yest am). We asked to have an ANA sent. Again, told we'll never know the true "autoimmune disease" or etiology.In my research, it seems we need to narrow this down in order to tx appropriately. The surgeons, internal med, derm, regular vet, cardio all seem to be fine with treating each emergency as it comes. Doing research on dogs with autoimmune diseases, i'm not ok with waiting for him to go into hemorrhagic shock. What can we do? I've contacted autoimmune specialists - they say it's poor practice to make recommendations.I need direction, labs to request, etc. Can you please help me?
We have a 8-9 year old white/beige mixed Lab. with blue Husky
We have a 8-9 year old white/beige mixed Lab. with blue Husky eyes, mostly Lab. features. The dog has developed over the last year and a half what we believe to be a skin condition with hair loss on legs and a few other areas. The dog has had a Vet. skin scrape and other tests which produced zero results and a large bill? We did notice that hair restoration in the scrapped area never completely filled in and took a long time. We feel she may have some type of mange. She has hair loss on all four legs and few spots on top of her head and one facial cheek spot. All spots are small in nature and not large or circular or red. The dog does lick paws mildly from time to time but not agressively nor continually. We did this pedal-pinna reflex test with no attempted scratching. Sometimes the dog will scratch collar or start a scratch and give up half way before contact with paw.Her food type was Hills Scientific W/D and T/D about 2 yrs. ago. She only gets dry food but the Hills has become unaffordable for us. Dogs weight is about 70-75 lbs, Female.Currently her dry food is 22% Protein, 8% fat, 5% fiber, 10% moisture for adult dogDo you have any thoughts about diagnosis and treatment?
maremma: cortisone tablets..weve noticed quite a hair loss
My nearly 9 year old maramma was diagnosed 12 months ago with Addison's disease and is being treated with cortisone tablets. Over last few months we've noticed quite a hair loss under arm/leg pits & a gerneral thinning of hair over his body. Is there anything we can do...what are we likely to expect...a completely hairless dog or is disease likely to take him before that stage?
My dog Kobe started to losing hair (especially on his
Hi,My dog Kobe started to losing hair (especially on his back) a couple months ago. I took him to see two vets and had already tried antibiotics and fish oil but neither worked. Vets said it might be periodical alopicia however the problem is getting worse since last week. Kobe started to have a few bumps and pus in the bumps. He scratches once a while but he doesn't look like in pain. Please help! Thanks.- Jiaying
dachshund: miniature..vets..her tail and now round her eyes, fur
The hair on my longhaired miniature dachshund aged 10 has just about all fallen out. I have of course been to the vets who prescribed a shampoo and antibiotics, which seemed to help a little, but although now having both, she has over the last two days suddenly lost 80% of her coat, her tail and now round her eyes, fur. My grandson who has horses has given me some camrosa ointment and shampoo and I want to know how to use it please.