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Our 2 daschunds are scratching so bad they are bleeding..we

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our 2 daschunds are scratching so bad they are bleeding..we went to vet two weeks ago and he gave them a cortisone shot but no
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: daschunds
JA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?
Customer: yes our little doxies
JA: Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the's name and age?
Customer: Duke is 8 yoa and DJ is 7
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Duke?
Customer: he has treated him all his life he knows that he has very dry skin..he gave them a 24 hr p.ll and then monthly pill for fleas...fleas are gone but their skin is horrible..we have used all kinds of oils and loitions...we used hot spot, antifungal, and vitamin e
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 11 months ago.

Hello this is Dr. Holloway but you can call me Dr. H, and I am a licensed veterinarian. I understand that your two Dachshunds have really itchy skin that has been treated with steroids but the skin is not improving. I would very much like to take a look at the skin to enable me to give you a good recommendation here for their care.

Can you please upload a photo using the icon provided on your screen so that I can take a look? It should be labeled "Add photo/attachment" or "Add file". Let me know if you have any trouble finding it and I can direct you to customer service for assistance. I will await your photo upload. Thank you

- Dr. H

Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 11 months ago.

Also while you are uploading the photo, I have to ask.

Did the vet do any type of skin testing, such as a skin scrape?

Did the cortisone shot make their itching worse, better, or is it the same?

- Dr. H

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
no he didn't do any skin testing...cortisone seemed about same
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have close up pics on my phone but not sure how to send
Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 11 months ago.

Ok you would have to email the picture to yourself, save it to your computer, and then use the icon to upload it the chat. I can't really walk you through this since I am no tech expert; however here is the customer service link that may be able to assist you further.

Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 11 months ago.

I will say this even though I don't have a visual of the skin right now.

The fact that both pets have this condition and it did not really respond to steroids, suggests that they have a infectious disease process and definitely need to get two tests done:

1) Skin scrape- to rule out a mite infestation

2) Fungal culture- to rule out a ringworm infection

The problem is probably not fleas since they have been treated for that with no improvement of the skin.

- Dr. H

Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 11 months ago.

Hi again. I am just checking back with you to see if you are having any luck with the photos? I know this can take some time so no rush, I can continue to remain on standby if needed.

Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 11 months ago.

Hi checking in again. Do you have any questions about my recommendations so far?

I see you weren't able to upload the photos.

- Dr. H

Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 11 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?