Dog

Get your dog care questions answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

She's a Yorkie who developed a skin condition that causes…

Customer Question
She's a Yorkie who...

She's a Yorkie who developed a skin condition that causes her to scratch frequently and lick the site to the point where she had lost a patch of hair

Veterinarian's Assistant: 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 dog's name and age?

I took her to a vet when I saw she was losing her hair. She said she had mange but did a skin scraping anyway. It came back neg for mites.She gave me Malaseb shampoo which helped for one day then not !!

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Luci Mae and she's approx 3 - she is a rescue dog.

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

The skin prob began immediately after I took her to the groomer on June.The groomer shaved her hair off leaving skin patch exactly where Luci began itching and losing hair

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Answered in 14 minutes by:
11/28/2017
Dog Specialist: Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst replied 7 months ago
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 20,395
Experience: Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 18+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist
Verified

Hi JaCustomer,

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is Jane. I have been involved professionally with dogs in the healthcare and behavioral fields for over 20 years. I’ve worked as a Vet Assistant and Behaviorist and have extensive experience in dog reproduction, as a breeder, for even longer than that.. Canine behavioral issues and training are also my specialties. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

It is necessary for me to get a little information from you before I can type up your reply. Your patience is appreciated.

So in June your dog was shaved. Was one part shaved too close or was it burned and that is what you mean by leaving skin patch?

Does she just itch there or all over?

Is the hair loss there or everywhere?

Is she losing hair in the dark areas of her hair?

Was a new product used on her at the groomers?

Have you changed foods or cleaning products in the home?

Is the skin dark in that area?

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst replied 7 months ago

Hi again,

I waited for about an hour last night to see if you were going to respond. Today I see you submitted another question with a little different of a question and some questions about the charges. Here is the information from you second question...

I took Luci to the vet 2 times. She said Luci had mange.She took skin scraping.Came back negGave me Malaseb shampoo which worked for one day.Was too time consuming.Then I went back complaining that the hair loss was increasing. The vet gave me Cefpodoxime 50mg daily. Luci still itch and scratches. Then I went to my Dr and got Permethrin 5% cream. I understand that scabies is a type of dog mange. What I need to know is how much I can use, how often and will it be toxic to her of she licks the site. Luci is a licker.

I can not comment on charges as experts are not involved in that side of Just Answer. That said do you still want to continue and get more information on your question?

If so I do want to clarify what has happened so far. Your groomer cut the dog's hair off and your dog started itchingand scratching and biting. She started losing her hair there. The first time, the vet said mange but tests revealed NO mange mites and you were given Malesab, on a subsequent visit you were given an antibiotic for her to take. Then it sounds like you went to your Doctor and not the vet and got Permethrin 5% cream to use. You mention Scabies. Did your Doctor state you had Scabies or just tell you the dog had scabies? I'm sorry that you were unable to get back to this spot earlier and hope I can help you with this issue now.
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hi Jane, glad to be talking to you now.It was way past my bedtime. The groomer gave her a summer cut but shaved too closely at lft hind thigh and side an area about 1 1/4" × 1 1/4". Now it's 4 1/2" × 2" approx. Yes she started soon after the grooming to lick and nibble the area as if picking at fleas many times during the day. You are correct. I read that there are 2 types of mange; one is similar to human mange and is contagious. I hurried to my PCP, informed her of the issue and she gave me the Permethrin 5% cream for my use . I've read that vets use 10% Permethrin for fleas ticks mange etc; which is why I've contacted you.The info would not specify dosage amts .
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog specialistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Gary Your Own Question
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 3,044
3,044 Satisfied Customers
Experience: DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Dr. Gary is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,044 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

5,510 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,973 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

5,193 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,909 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Veterinarian

3,294 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
My 6 year red and mostly white King Charles get shaved once
My 6 year red and mostly white King Charles get shaved once a month at a groomer. I don't know if it's too close of a shave or they cut him so close that it cuts his skin. I took him to the vet and sh… read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,483 satisfied customers
I have a hairless chinese crested one year old pup, she has
I have a hairless chinese crested one year old pup, she has a few pimples that are hard lumps, and thousands of blackheads very tiny to large. What can i do in regard to food, cleaning, removal. Appar… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,053 satisfied customers
duck: flea allergy as well as food allergy..shampoo..scratching..tummy
My shitzu is 10 and has developed flea allergy as well as food allergy and probably also environmental allergy, but I don't know to what. She's on duck and potato food, is bathed with anti-fungal, ant… read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,483 satisfied customers
Our dog is losing patches of hair, but there seems to be NO
Our dog is losing patches of hair, but there seems to be NO itch associated with this. We've used Sulfadene -- which has never worked for anything before, but we hoped it might work here. It didn't.… read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,483 satisfied customers
My GSD dog is suffering from a skin fungus infection. It started
My GSD dog is suffering from a skin fungus infection. It started on his face and feet with what looks like loss of hair and a darker patch on the skin. We treated it with Nizarole Shampoo every 3rd da… read more
Terri
Terri
Healthcare/behavior specialist
Private
22,444 satisfied customers
I have a 2 year old British Bulldog, Heidi. She was speyed
I have a 2 year old British Bulldog, Heidi. She was speyed when she was about 7 months old. When she was 12 months old she started losing her hair and it hasn't grown back. She has 2 large bald patche… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,053 satisfied customers
My dachshund has a rash that mainly is small red bumps that
My dachshund has a rash that mainly is small red bumps that over time flake, now she has one spot that is larger than all the others and looks similar to poison ivy(moist). I have brought her to 2 dif… read more
Dr. Scarlett
Dr. Scarlett
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,225 satisfied customers
In January I adopted a year old siberian husky from a local
In January I adopted a year old siberian husky from a local animal shelter. She was spayed the day we took her home. Two weeks after we got her she started scratching herself nonstop. I took her to th… read more
Dr. Christian K.
Dr. Christian K.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,725 satisfied customers
My 1 year old lab mix is losing hair on her entire underbelly.
My 1 year old lab mix is losing hair on her entire underbelly. Recently, small red bumps have started to develop sporadically. What is the cause - mange, food allergy, flea allergy, or something else?… read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
20,395 satisfied customers
lab: has constantly been chewing and scratching at herself..fleas..fur
my chocolate lab has constantly been chewing and scratching at herself for several weeks now. I had brought her to the groomer thinking she may have had fleas but was told no just dry skin. She is los… read more
Theresa
Theresa
A Voice for Your Pet
Bachelor's Degree
4,705 satisfied customers
I just bought a 12 week old Yorkie who has patches of hair ...
I just bought a 12 week old Yorkie who has patches of hair loss with little red bumps. Her vet did a skin scraping and found no sign of ringworm, mange, or mites, or fungus. he gave her this medicine … read more
Theresa
Theresa
A Voice for Your Pet
Bachelor's Degree
4,705 satisfied customers
my cocker spaniel has patches of bumps on his back, ...
my cocker spaniel has patches of bumps on his back, around his neck and top of head that seem to dry up and get scaly and I don''t know what to do about it. His hair seems thinner in these spots. I ha… read more
Bully Breeder
Bully Breeder
Surgical veterinary tech
1,788 satisfied customers
I have a five-month-old terrier mix. Over the past ...
I have a five-month-old terrier mix. Over the past week, I have noticed that she has a large patch of small bumps on the top of her head, right between her ears. The bumps vary in size and some of the… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
I need to know what to do about mange in my dane....
He has ringworm and the vet gave me shampoo for this and he also has sores that are losing hair and yellow crusting and running a fever of 103… read more
Peter Bennett, DVM
Peter Bennett, DVM
Retired
DVM
992 satisfied customers
I have an 8 year old female Akita that I rescued from an ...
I have an 8 year old female Akita that I rescued from an abusive environment. At the beginning of the summer season, she began itching, her eyes were red and oozing green puss and she is ripping her h… read more
Animal Eyes
Animal Eyes
Veterinary Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
968 satisfied customers
havanese: her upper hind legs, chest and upper front legs..coat..pink
My havanese one year old puppy is suddenly losing her hair on her upper hind legs, chest and upper front legs. The skin area which has lost hair is completely void of hair and seems dry and filled wit… read more
Theresa
Theresa
A Voice for Your Pet
Bachelor's Degree
4,705 satisfied customers
My dog has been chewing on her back legs and her butt ...
My dog has been chewing on her back legs and her butt since the last time I got her groomed. It is so bad that she is starting to have bare spots. I gave her a bath using the shampoo I usually do and … read more
Cheryl K.
Cheryl K.
Associate Degree
2,127 satisfied customers
Chihuahua: rescued..with terrible coat/skin problems..hair loss..hides
I have a rescued Chihuahua with terrible coat/skin problems. Excessive hair loss, dry flaky skin, and very red skin on her chest, stomache and inside legs (where the white hair is). She is very nervou… read more
Dr. Louis Gotthelf
Dr. Louis Gotthelf
Chief Staff Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
772 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x