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Can Anyone Help Me? My Dog Has A Bad Akin Condition And The Vet Care Isn't Helping.?

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Can Anyone Help Me? My Dog Has A Bad Akin Condition And The Vet Care Isn't Helping.?

Postby Yuma » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:55 am

We have taken my dog several times to the vet for a skin condition. Each time they say it is allergies, we get him treatment and nothing happens. He began showing symptoms 3 years ago but he is a 7 year old dog. He has small bumps on his nose and paw pads. He has several spots of scaley-like skin with hair loss. The spots are purple ish with hair loss. In between his toes on the underside also show this, and they are swollen. Is it possible he has a yeast infection?

Dog age: 7 yrs

Type: sharpei, chow, and golden retriever

We have gotten allergy shots, pills, and spray from the vet none of which improved the skin.
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Can Anyone Help Me? My Dog Has A Bad Akin Condition And The Vet Care Isn't Helping.?

Postby Fairleigh » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:56 am

Sounds like a systemic yeast infection to me.

Try changing him to a raw diet and start him on probiotics to support his immune system.

Is what you are now feeding a chicken or a beef base? If you don't want to go to raw, then change him over to a different meat base.
Make sure it has no wheat, corn, or soy.
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Can Anyone Help Me? My Dog Has A Bad Akin Condition And The Vet Care Isn't Helping.?

Postby Pyrs » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:02 am

I agree with the answers on diet change. It can drastically affect your dog's health and skin condition. A good grain-free brand (both wet and dry) should help, plus some fish oil added to the food, probiotics, and a good vitamin supplement.


Obviously, treating him from the outside hasn't done much good. Try treating him from the inside. Vets don't have the answers to everything.
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Can Anyone Help Me? My Dog Has A Bad Akin Condition And The Vet Care Isn't Helping.?

Postby Cedrych » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:03 am

Doubt it
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Can Anyone Help Me? My Dog Has A Bad Akin Condition And The Vet Care Isn't Helping.?

Postby Renard » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:07 am

I am a groomer, I have a lot of friends that are groomers and a lot of friends that show, and the consensus is that vets have no clue when it comes to skin problems at all.

It could be allergies.
I have had a few dogs in for grooming with severe allergies like that, again the vets were clueless.
They tried different things and the one thing they all had in common was food allergies, some were allergic to corn, some to beef, some to lamb.
Unfortunately it's a timeconsumingg thing to check for as you need to try different foods. Start with some holistic foods, or some that are fish based with no corn fillers.
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Postby Raynard » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:13 am

Have you tried just cleaning the skin? Sharpeis are prone to skin infections in their wrinkles, and golden retrievers are prone to hot spots (staph infections).
A good bath once a month, and drying him completely will help.
Often a groomer is the best way to do this because they can keep him in a crate with a blow dryer on him so he doesn't just sit in his own damp.
And then every day you wipe down all the problem areas with a baby wipe, removing excess skin/oil/dirt.
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Postby Buadhach » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:25 am

The most common reasons for skin issues (i.e. itching, skin irritation, hair loss, etc.) include:

- Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming or house-cleaning products, etc.

- Mites

- Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.)

- Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

ALLERGIES

For sensitive dogs just one flea can cause havoc. Even if not visible, you can always see the debris fleas leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.


You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-... Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-aro...

and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatom...

Check commercial food/treats ingredients. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains and with meat as a primary ingredient ? chicken, lamb, salmon, etc. If possible, raw meat diet is best http://www.healthypetjournal.com/default.aspx?tabid=19116

Discontinue use of grooming or house cleaning products that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and antiseptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

MITES

Three types of mites attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.


Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

STEROID USE

As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript ?allergy shot?) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet?s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet?s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet?s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet?s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.

http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

For many skin issues I recommend a powder called 'Flowers of Sulfur' (also known as 'brimstone' or 'sublime sulfur').


This substance has been used for thousands of years to cure all kinds of skin ailments including fungal and bacterial infections and if there is itching, it will stop within a few days. Google it to learn more about its healing properties.

Even vets have forgotten about this wonderful and inexpensive remedy but fortunately you can still purchase it at your local pharmacy for very little money. You can also buy it online at http://www.pennherb.com/search?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin.


The dusting can easily be accomplished if you use a powdered sugar duster or an empty talcum powder bottle. Separate the hair as you go around dusting to expose the skin until you have covered it.

Alternatively, mix 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 cup of Jojoba oil and put it in a bottle. Always shake to mix well before applying to the skin as it tends to separate. This method works well for smaller skin areas. You do not need to wear gloves as it is not toxic to humans either.
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