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My shih tzu has constant dry flakey skin I have tried gluten

My shih tzu has constant dry flakey skin I have tried gluten free diet which helped a littleShe also does not eat any processes treatsDifferent medicine shampoo treatments didn't work eitherShe is now 8 years old What can I do to mprove her skinThanks Ann

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

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My dog urinates and doesn't know it. It's like she leaks,a

my dog urinates and doesn't know it. It's like she leaks,a lot!!! also.Itches all the time.My vet has her on proin 25mg. doesn't seem to help,much.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

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I'm trying to wean my dog off prednisone. She was first put

Hello I'm trying to wean my dog off prednisone. She was first put on it 10/1/15. 20mgJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your dog?Customer: Her skin is flaky & losing patches of hair. She was put on it because of flaky noseJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: ShellyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Shelly?Customer: She is 11 1/2 yrs old German Shepard Chow Lab mix----having hip problems as well

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Dr. John

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Itchy on her rear and sides. I bathe her in Espree natural

Itchy on her rear and sides. I bathe her in Espree natural aloe oat bath medicated shampoo and stopped feeding her anything with grain. She drives me crazy with her itching. She is an inside dog and we keep her clean. She is about 1 year old.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

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Our 9 year old schnauzer keeps losing his toenails. We do

Our 9 year old schnauzer keeps losing his toenails. We do know once that he had an infection and a vet quite a distance away gave us some meds for it. But it has started happening again. He constantly chews his feet, and we are finding toenails everywhere, but the local vet said there was nothing wrong. Obviously something is wrong. What can we do for him?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

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I have a 9 month old shiba inu and lately he keeps licking

I have a 9 month old shiba inu and lately he keeps licking his paws and also rubbing his mouth on the ground. I'm not sure if he's allergic to something or it's something he's walking on that is making him itchy. He's constantly licking and biting at his feet. The rest of his body outside his paws and mouth are unaffected. What could this be and how can I treat it?

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petdrz

Small Animal Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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He is miserable with itching and has begun to scratch so

He is miserable with itching and has begun to scratch so hard he has started one place bleeding. His ears are red and hotJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: This seems to be a seasonal issue with allergies and some years (he's had this for 3 years) he has had to be briefly treated with steroids

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

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My lab has a scab above one nostril. It appears to be s

My lab has a scab above one nostril. It appears to be s crust but not necessarily from injury. Has appeared rather quickly but does not seem to be bothering her.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

35,086 satisfied customers
Swollen paw pads, not paws, rapid breathing at rest. A bit

Swollen paw pads, not paws, rapid breathing at rest. A bit shallow.Swollen pouches under eyes. This has been for last 10 weeks.He licks paw pads often.He is lethargic.Has difficulty climbing steps, now.Yesterday, three paw pads began oozing small amounts of pus where the pad and nail meet.Paw pads are harder. Dry. Not soft as before ten weeks ago.Also has an ear infection which is being managed and has improved. Ear infection began around same time as swelling in paw pads.Only interested in hearing from a veterinary Doctor.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

35,086 satisfied customers
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