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Hello - Skin issues

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Samantha scioli, Aug 12, 2017 at 9:59 PM.

  1. Hello,im new on here and I'm just looking for advice for my dog. Hes going to be 7 and he is having bad allergies. I switched his food from adult to senior only because he has early arthritus in his hips and I'm hoping it will help. His bumps are getting worse and he now has flaky spots on his skin as if its very dry. He also has red spots on his inner thighs. I read online it could be a yeast infection on top of an allergy. So iv been bathing him in tea tree oil shampoo to see if this helps before bringing him into the vet. Benadryl isnt helping his bumps and hes not in any pain or discomfort. Any help/advice woulf be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Hi Samantha, welcome to PBC!

    I'm so sorry to hear of your troubles with your dog's allergies. What brand and formula of kibble are you feeding? What were you feeding before?

    The allergy issues only started after the food switch? Just so that you're aware, a senior kibble doesn't have enough glucosamine to truly impact your dog's body/comfort. You would need to add a separate supplement for any kind of impact. You may want to try switching back to the regular adult kibble and supplementing as necessary.

    Has your dog been examined by a vet yet? I would definitely have that done ASAP to rule out any other issues. It could be food related or it could just be a coincidence. You never know...

    What shampoo are you using? Tea tree oil is very strong and can actually cause more harm than it's worth if it's not diluted properly. Ultimately, I really think you need to get your dog to the vet to find out what kind of infection you're dealing with to medicate properly. If it is yeast, something like Zymox is over the counter and can help tremendously with yeasty issues.

    I'm going to move your thread to the Health/Nutrition forum. I've also altered your thread title so members know what it's about. :)
     
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  3. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    First step should be taking him to the vet. Good luck!
     

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