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My dashund male has bad body odor and skin allergies.

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Currently he takes apaquel which...
My dashund male has bad body odor and skin allergies. Currently he takes apaquel which helps but the only thing that really helps temp. Is antibiotic. I just can't afford vet anymore!
I've considered spraying him with apple cider vinegar, maybe tea tree oil. He stinks bad.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Hi. I’m Dr. Denise, a licensed veterinarian. Welcome to JustAnswer! I’d like to help with your concerns regarding you dachshund.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

It sounds like he has suffered from chronic allergies and secondary skin infections.

Have you ever tried medicated bathing for him?

Some dogs with allergies need to be bathed twice a week to control their inflammation and skin infections.

My favorite shampoo that I recommend for my clients is Douxo Chlorhexidine/Climbazole.

http://www.allivet.com/p-6692-douxo-chlorhexidine-shampoo-for-dogs-and-cats.aspx?sku=49845-1&gclid=Cj0KCQiAsqLSBRCmARIsAL4Pa9TV0gb22d3fHCEfkl7xLwN0n4UFIBJmVn32n-5bL50PTf7vTNzwdxgaAn0FEALw_wcB

It is important when giving a dog a medicated bath to scrub it throughly, removing and crusts and then leave the lather on 10-15min before rinsing it.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I'm doing that already.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Great. What product are you using for bathing?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No, I believe we're finished. Thank you.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I'm happy to help in any way that I can regarding your dachshund.

Please let me know what questions I can answer for you.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
Hi,

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

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