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I have a bulldog with a sore on her neck, and little sores

Hi I have a bulldog with a sore on her neck, and little sores around it. Everyone keeps telling me they are hot spots, or staph infection?

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Dr. Peter

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My dog has a swollen eyelid for two weeks, my vet thinks its

My dog has a swollen eyelid for two weeks, my vet thinks its a staph infection. I had her st the groomer and the next day i saw her swollen eye lid. She had first some cream out on her eye Tobramyfin then since Monday i have given her twice a day Clavaseptin, no change. Tofay i was told she should take Doxycicline and Prednisone. All these have terrible side effects and what if its not working. Are there any natural things that might help. She is an 11 year old Toy puddleJA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations your dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name?Customer: MaggieJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Maggie?Customer: She has a bit of a challenged liver not serious just some elevation in her liver reading, but thats another reason why am a bit concerned

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Dr. Meghan Denney

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My dog has two circles like this between his ears, and

My dog has two circles like this between his ears, and several balding but less circular patches on his flank. I assumed ringworm, but after no change with two plus weeks of Lotriman I took him to our vet who scraped him and nothing grew. So he is saying probably not fungus. We have used Ketohex shampoo on him and added a fish oil supplement. These do not appear to be itching him, he isn't scratching or rubbing excessively. Thank you! (Argh don't know how to add picture!)

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My dog has been scratching really bad and has a rash near

My dog has been scratching really bad and has a rash near his bottom and losing hair in that areanJA: 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: I was thinking it was just minor but he just threw up and seems weak.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is 2

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Dr. Gary

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My shih poo mix has little itchy bumps on his skin since he

My shih poo mix has little itchy bumps on his skin since he was at the groomers 2 weeks ago. Now he has an occasional hacking cough.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?Customer: Winning the PoohJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: Just itchy and occasionally coughing

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Candy

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She's got red spots on her belly and it's making her crazy,

She's got red spots on her belly and it's making her crazyJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: 11 months 60 lbsJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: winnieJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about winnie?Customer: She just had her first heat

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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His skin on his belly is very dark and thick. The edges are

His skin on his belly is very dark and thick. The edges are red. He is not itchy. I have used Malaseb shampoo, as well as kitochonizole and chlordexidrine solution, but it does not resolve. Can you advise?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: No fleas. Max, 8yrs.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Max?Customer: He of course has a whole history. Too lengthy for this type of communication

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Dr. John

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You're message startled me for a moment. I am after

Hi. You're message startled me for a moment. I am after something that I can use to help get rid of my dog's staph infection. My veterinarian has had him on Cephalexin twice now, and it doesn't seem to go away. It is mainly on his stomach and inter legs. I've tried baths, I've tried Betagen spray, neosporin, he's already on a limited diet with grain free food because of allergies, but I can't shake this for him. it has me a little worried because the areas seem to be coming back bigger.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: You are just fine. :-) I just wasn't expecting this website to have a live chat.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations your dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** he just turned 5.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Copper?Customer: He doesn't have anything else going on with him. Other than the staph infections, I he's got a clean bill of health.

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Dr. Ann M.

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She has a skin infection like this dog, but it seemed to

She has a skin infection like this dog, but it seemed to spread. We have tried antiseptic for dogs, tea tree oil, anti fungal, and coconut oil. The coconut oil seems to work the best. But as I said it seems to be climbing up her sides leaving her belly area.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Her name is***** is 2 years old. She's a miniature pinscherJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rue?Customer: No.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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  • My dog is losing hair in patches on his back. Just finished 4 weeks of prednisone and antibiotics for staph infection on his belly. Is this normal?
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