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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 has sores on her belly and hard lumps. Also blood

Hi my dog has sores on her belly and hard lumps. Also blood blisters and some sort of growthJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Roxy and age 7JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Roxy?Customer: No I can send a photo

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I have a 10 year old Dachshund in great health, but on and

I have a 10 year old Dachshund in great health, but on and off over the last year, he's been getting these pimple like bumps that are very itchy have a pus like smell. After they are scratched, they dry and flake off. My Vet gave me a steroidal spray, but it seems to only treat the symptoms. Before I head off to a veterinary dermatologist , I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this before?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 dachshund's name?Customer: OttoJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Otto?Customer: Nope

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Happy New Year Pearl Zoe has been losing some hair on her

Happy New Year Pearl Zoe has been losing some hair on her snout. I just brushed her and gave her a haircut and she has these dry scab spots on her back and stomach. So I'm reading that maybe her hair got too long though I trim it every few months.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Her gums are super red. She's had her teeth cleaned and several removed in the summer. Her gums never did return to normal looking so I'm concerned about that as well.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: Zoe is about 11 years old maybe. She's from a shelter so I have to look at her paperwork.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My dog has these weird scabs on her. I took her to the vet

My dog has these weird scabs on her. I took her to the vet and she sent on a very strong antibiotic but is hasn't helped. They are in different spots noticed them first on her back and now around her face. They turn into scabs. I don't notice them ooze or blister at all first.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Maddie golden retriever age 9JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maddie?Customer: No other.problems she has been a very healthy dog her whole life no weight problem or digestion problem. She doesn't seem.to be bothered by the soresame either no scratching. I can send pictures.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Seems her right leg is swollen and she has a constant

Seems her right leg is swollen and she has a constant scratchin or itch.if I press her leg there is a watery noise coming out of her tailJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No there is no injury. The itcheck has been noticed since days ago more than a week.at first I thought maybe fleas but no she has no signs of thatJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Sparky and she is 2yrs and 2 monthsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sparky?Customer: No she is healthy all the time

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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If my dog has a fever and a bulging disc? Can the bulging

If my dog has a fever and a bulging disc? Can the bulging disc be caused by an infection instead of a degenerative disease?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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DVM

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He is having dark spots that seem to be coming off him and

He is having dark spots that seem to be coming off him and he has an odorJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Chili and he is 17JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Chili?Customer: No, I keep him close cropped because of my allergies. These spots are on his back.

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Carole Cocagne

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