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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 19:12
tomgreen

Our dog has a skin problem – Not sure what to try next – Any Ideas please .

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We have an 8 year old shih tzu bitch ( called - Star ) that has a skin problem for the around 8 Months

 

We have taken star to several local vet’s to try and resolve her on going skin issue , our current female vet has carried out a range tests on Star including several blood tests and skin biopsy's and has determined that the cause of Stars on going skin problem ‘’ may ‘’ be due to one of the following.

 

1. An out side allergenic ( some thing that Star comes into contact while roaming outside the house walled garden area )

 

2. An in side allergenic ( some thing in side our house that is causing Stars skin problem )

 

3. A food allergy reaction ( some thing in the type of food we are feeding Star )

 

4. A reaction to the shampoo used on Star .

 

5. A problem relating to Dog Ticks & Fleas

 

 

To try and narrow down the cause of Stars skin problem we have done over many months duration the following .

 

1. An out side allergenic - we have restricted Stars time out of the house to a new area we prepared which is totally clean of any thing that Star may come into contact with which could cause a skin problem ( no plants or other foliage just bare earth ).

 

2. An in side allergenic – We stopped altogether using any chemicals in the house like floor cleaners or furniture polish , mosquito sprays , air fresheners etc.

 

3. A food allergy reaction – As recommended by the current vet Stars food was totally change to a brand of hypoallergenic dog food.

 

4. A reaction to the shampoo used on Star – As recommended by the current vet we changed to a different brand of shampoo ( Dermcare Malaseb Medicated Shampoo ).

 

5. A problem relating to Dog Ticks , Fleas – As recommended by the current vet Star was put on a course of – Frontline and is clear of any skin parasite issues .

 

We constantly wash Stars bedding and soft toys

 

After months of trying the above ideas Stars skin problem is still the same and has not improved at all . The skin issue is generally on a few areas and not over Stars whole body

 

I’m wondering if I have missed any out thing in out attempt to cure Stars skin problem . Our vet only wants to prescribe more drugs to stop Star from scratching her self. If we cannot find a solution then our last hope seems to be to try and find a veterinary dermatologist , as far as I can see there are no veterinary dermatologist in our area ( Korat ) so it may involve a long trip to Bangkok .

 

Any thoughts - suggestions or advice welcome

 

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Has vet taken some skin biopsy for testing? Have you tried washing her with Malaseb? if not try every 2-3 days, rub it in and leave it on for 10-15mins

 

Her food now, what is it? local brand biscuits or proven brands like Royal Canine or Hills Diet? also any chicken? Chicken can be a problem.

 

 

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Just now, BestB said:

Has vet taken some skin biopsy for testing? Have you tried washing her with Malaseb? if not try every 2-3 days, rub it in and leave it on for 10-15mins

 

Her food now, what is it? local brand biscuits or proven brands like Royal Canine or Hills Diet? also any chicken? Chicken can be a problem.

 

 

Hi and thanks , over time the vet took several skin biopsy's and had them tested ( not sure if the tests were conducted in house or sent out ) We constantly wash Star ever two days using Malaseb shamopp leaving the suds on her for 15 mins , the hypoallergenic dog food was the Royal Canine Brand ( expensive ) . Currently Star after months of the hypoallergenic dog food with no improvement  is back on cooked chicken and veg .

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8 minutes ago, tomgreen said:

Hi and thanks , over time the vet took several skin biopsy's and had them tested ( not sure if the tests were conducted in house or sent out ) We constantly wash Star ever two days using Malaseb shamopp leaving the suds on her for 15 mins , the hypoallergenic dog food was the Royal Canine Brand ( expensive ) . Currently Star after months of the hypoallergenic dog food with no improvement  is back on cooked chicken and veg .

Then sorry, i am out of ideas. need skin specialist and most likely trip to BKK. i would go to http://vet.ku.ac.th/vv2018/ Kasetsart University Veterinary

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OP, another option see the pic , this cream works . Also have tablets which I have tried on mine and gone from bold to full fur in weeks   After only 2 pills. I do not recall the name of the pills , if you send me Pm, I will reply tomorrow with name of the pills . But here is the cream to try 

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11 hours ago, amykat said:

She could have low thyroid, that can cause skin/ hair issues.  Especially older dogs.  Also, you might want to try only antifungal products, like the one for human hair shampoo sold in pharmacies ....I forget the name now.  You don’t need to use antibacterial and antifungal at the same time, that might be making things worse.  If you go to pharmacy ask for human hair product for fungal hair problems, it is little grey bottle.  Don’t wash too much.  Your dog needs her natural oils back and some bacteria.  You have probably stripped everything away and the cause might be thyroid???  Does your dog have smelly ear problems too, or did she once??  Get black stuff inside?

Thanks for the suggestions , its certainly some thing I'm going to check out .  

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11 hours ago, BestB said:

Ok, disregard previous post, found the name of pills, it’s called buzole tabs, works every time 

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Many thanks , The wife is on her way out of the house to see if she can find the same thing as shown in the photo , I will post back on how things progress . 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, faraday said:

Try Sudocrem

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the suggestion , another thing the wife has on her to days shopping  list 

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I had similar problems with my French bulldog. I started washing her with dettol eucalyptus hand soap. Problem stopped immediately

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34 minutes ago, Kenny202 said:

I had similar problems with my French bulldog. I started washing her with dettol eucalyptus hand soap. Problem stopped immediately

Thanks , did you buy that soap in Thailand , I can't seem to find it for sale ?

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15 minutes ago, tomgreen said:

Thanks , did you buy that soap in Thailand , I can't seem to find it for sale ?

Yes can buy it anywhere Big C and Tesco. It's just called Dettol original. Comes in small and large pump packs.

 

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19 minutes ago, Kenny202 said:

Yes can buy it anywhere Big C and Tesco. It's just called Dettol original. Comes in small and large pump packs.

 

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Thanks , it was the eucalyptus bit that I was looking for , so just normal ( Original will do ) .

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