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Chronic hair and skin issue

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Trevor Schilling, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. I believe it's a mixture of oozing and licking

    And I just don't have time during the week to take him and tried making an appointment too late in the week for the weekend. I'll be setting one up on Monday for the weekend.
  2. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Don't let him lick his paws. You can get a cone at the store. You don't need go get it from the Vet. I know I bought them from Petsmart before. It is probably not helping if he is licking that powder too?
  3. I do my best to keep him from licking at anytime.

    Might it be worth knowing he's been vomiting as well? Sometimes in the morning, sometimes in the afternoon. Never yellow bile, more green/orange/brown and sometimes with grass in it.

    Here's a photo of his skin in the past for reference.

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  4. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I'm sorry he is feeling so lousy. It sounds like he is very ill and needs to go to the Vet.
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  5. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    Looks like allergies to me, would be worth getting some tests done in case it's a trigger in the food.
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  6. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Has he been licking the powder that you put on his paws? Is that when it started?
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  7. The vomiting? No

    Vet appointment in an hour. Will report back soon.

    Sounds like I'll have to order the Dodds allergy test as well. I don't think the blood test is very accurate, right?
  8. No help at the vets

    Doing BW for vomiting but getting referred to the dermatologist for his skin.
  9. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Doesn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    What did your vet say?
  10. Said they can treat the symptoms of his issues but with what we've done in the past, we agreed it's all secondary. So I passed on that, "Apoquel"

    They can't help with any allergy issues so I was referred to a dermatologist.

    Doing BW for the vomiting.
  11. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

  12. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Ok, hope he feels better soon.

    The Dermatologist will be able to help with his skin. It is much cheaper in the long run.
  13. Dermatologist said they don't test for food allergies other than just a prescription diet and then skin testing for contact allergies and then allergy shots afterwards.

    In and out the door with the first shot is around $900-1000
  14. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    They will help with infection or parasites, etc. We only did the food trial and the Dermatologist felt that there was no improvement whatsoever. She thinks Tonka's issues are environmental. Also, the Apoquel reduces the immune system. The CADI injection, which is monthly, does not reduce their immune system. But now they just renamed it. Now it is called Cytopoint. Tonka sometimes can go two months without it.

    Always ask the Vet if you can get the medication or shampoo cheaper elsewhere.
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  15. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I take Tonka to the low cost Vet clinic for everything except her skin care. The Dermatologist will want to see the bloodwork results too.
  16. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

  17. Thyroid came back low

    Doing a more sensitive test to see if that's the issue

    But he's been throwing up a lot lately too, 4 times today.

    Going to order a hypoallergenic food or something other than what I'm feeding. Any suggestions people? The honest kitchen maybe?
  18. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Are you sure he doesn't have a blockage or something?
  19. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

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