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My 5 year old Shar Pei is having skin issues for the first…

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My 5 year old Shar Pei is having skin issues for the first time. Her back hocks are swollen red and leaking. He stomach is also red and moist. Spent $600. at vet and no help.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?

AKC registered as True Gem Shar Pei Piper Pi but I call her Baby.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Baby?

Not really

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? What treatments has Baby received so far?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Looks like you are not currently online to respond. I am about to log off but if you come back online to respond I will be happy to respond to you whenever I log back in. Thank you

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
She has been on antibiotics and I have bathed her in medicated shampoo.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Which antibiotics was she prescribed? Based on what you are describing. It sounds like Baby has some serious allergies based on the symptoms you are describing. It is likely that she will need to be placed on allergy medication. Common medications prescribed include steroids, or Apoquel. There is also allergy testing that can be performed. You can order an allergy test from a company called Glacier Peak Holistics.

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