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Can anyone help me what this skin reaction is ?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by RoyBaby, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. RoyBaby

    RoyBaby Puppy

    Hi to every one
    Approximately 1 month ago there appeared some spots on my dog's skin and it spreads
    I visited his vet and he told me this is an allergy and he told me you have to find out what is lol :))
    I did not give him his usual dog food for 3-4 days however it did not stop still on his skin
    Would you mind please help me ?
    I attached photos
     

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  2. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    They get staph infections from their allergies. He may need antibiotics. Definitely will need frequent antibacterial/antifungal bathes. PetSmart sells a good one with a picture of an English bulldog on the front. Also, if it is Demodectic mange Bravecto can help with that.

    Is he very itchy?
     
  3. RoyBaby

    RoyBaby Puppy

    He did not have it before like this
    He is 2.years of pitbull and he had only an allergic reaction to chicken I know
    He doesnt scratch himself I mean he is like he is not aware of them on his skin and the skin is like a wavy land when touching the both sides each of it approximately 1 cm diameter or less
    I added some more photos

    I thank you for your reply
     

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  4. SevenSins

    SevenSins Forget The Dog, Beware Of Owner Staff Member Administrator

    Take him to a dermatologist and have them run allergy panels to determine what it is.
     
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  5. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    You're welcome, until you can get him in to the Vet. I would definitely bathe him and leave the shampoo on for the recommended 10 min. Then rinse for 10 min. Also, I wipe mine down with a damp cloth and then a dry cloth everytime they come in from spending any significant time outside. Focus really well on the paws and inbetween the toe pads. If it is infection it can get bad really quickly. Also, steroids may be prescribed but then they have to be off of them for six weeks before allergy tests can be done.
     
  6. RoyBaby

    RoyBaby Puppy

    Thank you dear Nat Ursula and SevenSins
    I will apply your recommendations
    Will write after vet
     
  7. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    you're welcome. Hope he gets better soon.
     
  8. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I see you are not in the USA so you might not be able to get an antibacterial/antifungal shampoo at a store? maybe you can get it online?

    I just want to add that they can do a culture, if it is an infection, to determine exactly which antibiotic would kill the infection. Mine got the same antibiotic over and over again until she got an antibiotic resistant infection. Then we took her to a Dermatologist and they did a culture and there was only one antibiotic that would kill the infection.
     
  9. RoyBaby

    RoyBaby Puppy

    Yes yesterday I was reading about bacterial culture and some other methods for determining the infection however my vet resists on telling me the allergy tests wont be helpful maybe I will do
     
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  10. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    It looks like a Staph infection, and not too bad from what I can see in the pictures. Sometimes it's hard to determine a cause, and it seems to be fairly common in the breed. I have had this in some dogs, and the best thing to do seems to be bathing in a shampoo with chlorhexidine gluconate as the active ingredient. In my experience, it seems to come and go in the dog because of stress maybe. I would not get too aggressive with it at this time with antibiotics and all that. Best thing is to give the dog's immune system a chance to fight it off and use the shampoo about once every 2 weeks. You might have to get the shampoo at a vet's office. Just a personal observation and something a vet told me so this is anecdotal -- when you bathe, don't scrub the skin vigorously as it breaks the scabs/bumps open and spreads the staph. So gently bathe and don't scrub or use nails.
     
  11. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I agree that in our case stress is a factor. Tonka has pretty bad separation anxiety. I also think nutrition is a factor. She seems to need more than just dog food.
     
  12. RoyBaby

    RoyBaby Puppy

    If it is a staph infection does Hemogram test tells this ? Do you recommend blood test ? My vet just telling me to adapt him a new dog food with a skin & coat sensitive
    Blood test will say nothing and no need for antibiotics he told me but I observe the hills are spreading

    I added some photos more this appeared 2 days ago
     

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  13. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    I know these things can be frustrating. If you are seeing a veterinarian, can he supply some shampoo for you with the chlorhexidine gluconate? I can understand his reluctance to avoid antibiotics at this time. I personally would not do any blood testing and would wait a bit longer and use the shampoo. If there is no progress with that, THEN try the antibiotics -- as I remember, it was the relatively inexpensive cephalexin this is prescribed for this....but I am not a veterinarian....
     
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  14. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Is he having any gut issues in addition to the skin issues? Do you give probiotics?

    Bathing with the right prescription shampoo should help. They usually scrape the skin and look for mites. It could be demodectic mange and a secondary staph infection.

    What are you feeding him?
     
  15. RoyBaby

    RoyBaby Puppy

    I found that shampoo you mentioned and will try bathing gently and
    I feed him with a grain free lamb dry dog food of Farmina but he eats that food like one and a half year I never changed it
    He does not have a gut problem pops are ok
    Sometimes I try giving him yogurt as prebiotics but he refuses eating
    Instead I give him cheese once a week in the morning
    What is your opinion about raw food diet
     
  16. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Many dogs do very well on the raw food diet. If you can do it you might give it a try? I would just stick to one protein for a few weeks at a time to see how he handles it?
     
  17. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

  18. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

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  19. RoyBaby

    RoyBaby Puppy

    Hi all
    Roy had a skin test and the result is fungal mixed with allergic eczema

    Now waiting for culture to analyze detaily the fungal type
     
  20. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    oh wow, I'm glad you took him to the Vet. Hopefully they can determine what this is. Thank you for letting us know.
     

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