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    Hair Loss and Skin Disorders on Dogs

    Hair Loss and Skin Disorders

    Hair loss on dogs may be caused by a number of problems. Generally it is caused from the dog having an allergic reaction to something $#@!ociated with or in the environment of the dog. The dog will tend to scratch and chew affected areas causing the problem to accelerate. Tests can be carried out by vets to determine what the dog is allergic to, but generally are due to either pollens in the air (generally in spring), dietary habits or flea bites. It is interesting to note that one flea bite can still be causing an effect on a dog up to seven days later.

    With the products used throughout the The Pooch Mobile we are easing the problems with hair loss. Unfortunately we cannot say curing as if they stop being used on a regular basis the problems may reoccur. As the products that we are using are natural they have no side affects to the dog unlike some of the other products that are available to reduce hair loss on dogs.

    The Pooch Mobile cannot guarantee that our products will perform miracles on all dogs but with 90% of the dogs that use our products having a marked improvement within a few weeks our service must be worth a try.

    Hot Spots

    Dogs that already have skin problems tend to get hot spots. The dog's system is working so hard to try and combat everything that is going on that it overloads and causes break outs such as hot spots. Hot spots are caused by a germ on the skin which can enter through any abrasion on the skin e.g. scratch. Hair should be cut away from the sore area. Be careful as they are very painful and a dog may bite. Sometimes they can become so bad that the dog actually has to be ANAESTHETISED to clean them up. A Cortico steroid antibiotic generally clears up the problem. This will be prescribed by your vet.

    So what your customers have to try and do is keep their pet healthy with a good diet, flea free and in general good health, but sometimes this may not help if their pets are prone to this sort of thing.

    There is no doubt that natural remedies for a dog can help, how much is what we don't know. We do know that one thing is not enough but every little bit helps. So giving natural remedies must also be accompanied by a flea control method offered by The Pooch Mobile. A teaspoon of polyunsaturated oil in the diet is really good for a dog's coat as well. Food allergies are also a problem which is hard to diagnose due to the many things that they are eating. If your client feels that the dog has a food allergy you should suggest that they restrict the dog to one food and water. The dog can only get an allergic reaction to the protein in the food, so changing to one type of food e.g. fish will cleanse and calm the dogs' system down and gradually you can add one food at a time and watch for a reaction. It should occur (scratching, biting & behavior etc.) quite soon after eating it.

    Flea Allergy - Dermatitis

    Mange, Eczema, mites, lice etc., are all broad terms mistakenly used for flea allergy dermatitis. This is by far the most common form of skin conditions. What is it? As the name suggests it is a form of dermatitis or eczema caused by an allergy to fleas. A lot of dogs are allergic to the saliva a flea injects when it bites the dog. This causes the dog to be very itchy and they scratch and chew like crazy. The damage is not caused by the flea but by self mutilation the coat is thinned or bald and the skin is red and broken. You will see different stages of flea allergy dermatitis depending on how allergic the dog is, how infested with fleas the dog is and how long the owners have left it before taking a step to alleviate the problem. You will usually see it on the dogs tail base and up the dogs back. It is very stressing and irritating.

    Contact Allergies

    An allergic reaction can result when a flowering or seeding plant comes in contact with the skin of your pet. A "contact allergy" shows up as reddened welts on the skin. These areas are maddeningly itchy and your pet will probably scratch, chew, and drag its tummy along the ground to try to relieve the irritation. But these activities will only make the condition worse. Prompt professional treatment is needed. Your vet will treat your pet with an anti-inflammatory injection and/or tablets, which will quickly reduce the irritation and make the animal more comfortable. But long-term control of the problem is up to you. See if you can identify the plant (or plants) causing the problem and either remove it or stop your pet from going near it.

    If you can't identify the cause of the allergy, you should consider seeing a veterinary dermatologist, who may conduct tests to identify the offending agents and give your pet a series of "desensitising" injections. This treatment is preferable to long-term maintenance of the condition through continued use of anti-inflammatory drugs.

  2. Hello Marty, I took my brothers pit in because I felt sorry seeing him always having flea problems. It seemed all the dogs around my brothers neighborhood looked like they had fleas and mange. So after numerous attempts of having a pest control company spray our lawn to get rid of fleas it seemed like they'd come right back within weeks. We took our dog to vet several times and they would keep telling us to give him benedryl allergy pills and would prescribe some prednisone to give our dog. Since I took him into my home he has been flea free (being that we never had a flea problem in our yards) for 1 month but he still has those gross red bumps you described from having "flea allergy dermatitis". Its getting expensive going to different vets hoping for a better treatment and I have no idea what to do next. Is there any kind of treatment you have heard of that will help? I just get heart broken seeing him like that. Thanks for all your helpful information.

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    My friend once had a dog that had red or hereditary mange (I wasn't aware this was caused by fleas, I was under the impression it was caused by a mite, and some dogs lose their hair as a result, some dont), which means you have to give the dog ivomec (sp?) they do not enjoy that, but it works incredibly well. My dog, Apollo's mother had this condition also, but so far he doesn't have any signs of it.

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    Red mange is demodex mange, all dogs are born with a certain amount of the mite naturally, and dogs with healthy immune systems will generally keep it in check. Kind of like how all humans are born with staph in their skin, but pick up someone elses staph if you have a compromised immune system, and you have a problem. Demodex can be controlled be ivermectin, either orally or injected, to kill of the colony. Mitoban can also be used in a topical dip. For really stubborn cases of demodex, there's a new treatment being used with a lot of success, a protocol of milbemycin (Interceptor) given for 60 days straight.

    Sarcoptic mange is actually scabies, a parasite that will burrow down into the subcutaneous layers of the skin, and it's contagious, both to dogs and us. That can be traeted pretty quickly with Revolution topically applied.

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    Thanks for the info. I knew all dogs were born with it, but wasnt sure why some had massive hair loss and others did not.

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    Dogs are not born with it (demodex) -- only pups who nurse from their mothers (which are almost all) will be exposed to the mites (and this is normal). A bottle fed pup who does not nurse from his/her mother will not have them and certainly not "be born with it."

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    Since we are being technical here, by "nurse" we are talking about exposure to the mother (close, touching contact). While mother's milk may be a source for giving the pup certain worms (i.e. round, hook) it is not the transport for demodex. It is an issue of exposure to the mother (the pup and mother have to be touching -- the parasite cannot survive off the animal). A pup raised by hand will not be exposed.

  8. Rash/Odor

    My 5yr old Pit has a horrible rash/odor. She started getting it about 1yr ago and the vet put her on 2 meds. However, they didnt last and she started getting a steroid injection once a month. The shot works great. However, the vet says her body will eventually break down due to the shots......I do not want to put her down, but I also do not want her to suffer...HELP!!!

  9. All of you that are having skin issues with your dogs and aren't getting results with your general practitioner vet, get a referral to a canine dermatology specialist. The initial cost will be greater, but they can often zero in on the cause and treatment and save you dollars in the long run -- and get help for your dog sooner.

    Yes, there are skin issues that the dog will have to live with and won't be cured. There are also skin issues that are so bad the dog will have to be put down. But most of the time a specialist will be able to get an accurate diagnosis in a more timely manner, therefore keeping your dog from being miserable for a longer time than he needs to be.

    Carla

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    I was having hair loss problems with my pup. I switched her to orijen 6fish and all the hair grew back. A much cheaper solution instead of spending hundereds to come to the same conclusion but thats just me.

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    Great information thanks.

  12. I'm having hair loss problem with my puppy, any medicines suggestions will be highly appreciated.

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    So what is it you are trying to sell here ?Mobile dog wash and flea products?

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    I have a question about the red mange. I have a white pit tterrier which i know are more prone to skin problems. But recently my dog has had alot of hair loss but have alsi noticied that the skin gets red and shes has some bumps. But the rash is only on her back. We took her to the vet where he gave us some steroids and antibiotics which took care of the yeast type smell but not the redness or bumps or hair loss. But the weird thing is sometimes the redness seems to disappear and reappear within time frames of a day. Does anyone have any info or tips on this case it would be greatly appreciate it

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    My favorite bully broke out in hives and lost lots of fur on Royal Canin food. I thought it was gr$#@!, but when we switched foods it stopped even with him playing the gr$#@! everyday.

  16. My pit bull has had skin problems since he was born. He is always itchy, has little rash spots every wear and his hair is now starting to thin and bald in some spots.

    My girlfriend works at a vet clinic so he is up to date on everything, ben checked for fleas and whatever else. He is now on taste of the wild smoked salmon dog food; it has shown slightly better results but not much. We have not done an allergy test, vet said it*s a waste of money.
    He has this issue year round and we have tried many top quality dog foods. He is given Benadryl and another medication subscribed by the vet to relieve his itching.

    What else can we try and what can we give him to get his hair to grow back?

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    You should start a new thread in this same section.

    My dog is doing well on the Taste of the Wild pacific stream, he is not good on any other protein meats, and I add a little organic coconut oil and essential fatty acids.

    Switching over from one food to another isn't good either and can cause issues.

    Also is there anything in your environment he might be allergic to?

    Have you thought about changing to raw diet?

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