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Skin and fur issues

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Marleys had issues with her skin since she was a puppy but it’s gotten worse over the years I’m not exactly sure how to describe what’s going on so I took some pictures to show, she doesn’t let me know if she’s in pain because of her skin issues so I’m not sure if she’s in pain or not stubborn little thing, but her main problem areas are on her feet well pretty much all over her skin is dry and flaky she has hives all over the place she’s got bald patches towards her bottom She’s been to the vet for this before they give her some anabiotic’s and steroids to clear it up but it doesn’t really work so I wanted to get another opinion and see if anyone knew what was going on or if she has anything seriously wrong with her because her vet never told us what was wrong
 

Nat Ursula

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Marleys had issues with her skin since she was a puppy but it’s gotten worse over the years I’m not exactly sure how to describe what’s going on so I took some pictures to show, she doesn’t let me know if she’s in pain because of her skin issues so I’m not sure if she’s in pain or not stubborn little thing, but her main problem areas are on her feet well pretty much all over her skin is dry and flaky she has hives all over the place she’s got bald patches towards her bottom She’s been to the vet for this before they give her some anabiotic’s and steroids to clear it up but it doesn’t really work so I wanted to get another opinion and see if anyone knew what was going on or if she has anything seriously wrong with her because her vet never told us what was wrong
Hi, I have one with bad environmental allergies and prone to staph infections. A good diet and probiotics are important. What are you feeding?

It is hard to tell what I am looking at in the pictures? Zymox shampoo might give her some relief? A regular Vet will only be guessing what might be wrong. If you can get her to a Dermatologist they will be able to get a correct diagnosis and treatment. I will say that if she licks her paws and they remain wet then they will get infected, etc. you can soak her paws in water with Epsom salt for ten min. And then rinse them really well 2X daily and dry them really well too. If she keeps licking them then I would make her wear a cone when you cannot supervise her.
 
Thank you(: the pictures are of her back and front legs I guess what would be the heel not her pads and the other ones are of her pads some have those long “hairs” but they’re very thick and rough and without those “hairs”
 

Nat Ursula

Good Dog
Thank you:) the pictures are of her back and front legs I guess what would be the heel not her pads and the other ones are of her pads some have those long “hairs” but they’re very thick and rough and without those “hairs”

Hives can be from scratching or a reaction to something. I only clean with vi Edgar and water. I wash Tonka's bedding two times per week with an unscented hypoallergenic laundry detergent. I dry on high heat. I put a crib sheet on her dog bed so it is not that much work keeping it clean. She gets bathed at least once a week. She aLso gets a little coconut oil added to her food. We wipe Tonka down with a damp towel from head to toe after walks or other outdoor activities. We also dry her in between her tow pads and the rest of her body. We try to ke the house as clean as possible. She is also bug bite sensitive. Have you tried giving your dog Benadryl?
 

Sagebrush

Good Dog
She’s been to the vet for this before they give her some anabiotic’s and steroids to clear it up but it doesn’t really work so I wanted to get another opinion and see if anyone knew what was going on or if she has anything seriously wrong with her because her vet never told us what was wrong

These things can be very difficult and often can only be managed. But please see a dermatology specialist to pinpoint the problem and get an appropriate treatment going.
 

Capt. Roxy

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I'm sorry you are going through this. I personally know how frustrating this can be.
I think at this point switching vets is a good idea. I would try to find a vet who has extensive experience with allergies or go find a dermatologist. While antibiotics and steroids do work for most dogs, for allergy prone dogs they are only a quick fix and won't ever get to the root of the problem.