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I have a yorkie. She has d v lop d a bad skin condition. She

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I have a yorkie. She has d v lop d a bad skin condition. She has all these little bumps that bleed. No pus or anything. She has seen 3 vets all with different diagnosis. They have give her 2 pill and 2 shot Antibiotics over the last two months. They ruled out parasites, scabies and mange. They did a skin scraping and blood test I ne d help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 2 years ago.

Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian. I am hoping to help you with Iggee today. When did you first notice that she had a skin condition? Does this condition occur all year round? Did you see any improvement with the medication once she is on the meds?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She got it after going to the groomer in March. There was slight improvement after the first shot but then got bad again
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have sent 3 pictures. They have me putting neosporin on her right now
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for the additional information and the pictures. They are very helpful. Looks like she is having a severe case of dermatitis. It could be something she had or is currently in contact with, or some severe allergies. Is she currently on any flea preventatives? If not I would recommend she is put on one. With severe skin cases I usually recommend an oral form at first because of the potential of skin sensitivity. Here is my recommendation with this case of severe dermatitis. Since it sounds like you had a lot of testing done from various veterinarians one thing you should consider is a skin biopsy. This will probably give you a more complete diagnosis. I have in the past ruled out major skin problems with a biopsy such as immune mediated skin problems and it may help with coming up with an appropriate treatment protocol. Your veterinarian may be comfortable doing a biopsy or you may ask for a referral to a dermatologist. As far as treatment options, if the steroids shots helped temporarily, you may ask your veterinarian about putting her on steroid pills long term. This will require a tapering dose and may require follow up blood work just to make sure there are no side effects.

Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 2 years ago.

let me know if you have any further questions