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Maureen Day
United Kingdom
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24 Jun 2012 17:50


A friend has a dog who keeps getting small red patches on his side / back.

My friend has bathed the dog in a shampoo called "Malaseb" which she got from the vet. She has also applied, at different times, suda-crem, benzyl benzoate, black wound powder and hibiscrub.

Each time the dog gets this "irritation" she treats it and it clears up, only to break out again in a different spot a few days later.

She has disinfected his kennel and changed the bedding but nothing, so far, has completely cleared this up.

Whilst my friend is really frustrated by this re-curring condition the dog really is not bothered by it at all and is his normal bouncy cheery self.

Today I took some photos in the hope that some one may know what the problem is and, more importantly, what the cure is.

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Carole Brown
Australia
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24 Jun 2012 19:56


Maureen, do the spots start off with pus and does the hair then fall out ? Also, what sort of bath does she wash him in ? Has the vet excluded some type of mange by a skin scraping ?



Maureen Day
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24 Jun 2012 20:39


Carole Brown wrote:

Maureen, do the spots start off with pus and does the hair then fall out ? Also, what sort of bath does she wash him in ? Has the vet excluded some type of mange by a skin scraping ?


Hi Carole,
To answer your last question first, apart from emergencies it is not always possible to get an appointment very quickly and because the irritation seems to flare up quickly then subside almost as quickly, the dog has not yet been seen by the vet. I think that is next on the list however if the current outbreak reappears.

Re the spots, there is no pus at all. My friend says the spots look a bit like eczema or nappy rash (lol) and the small bald patch (hair loss) appears at the same time as the spots. She normally notices a small bald patch and then notices the rash/spots.

When bathed the dog is not actually in a bath but stands on a concrete floor near the drainage channel outside the treatment room. The water used is contained in a plastic bucket and a jug or old saucepan is used to pour it over the dog.

I hope this helps Carole but if you have more questions please ask and I will speak to my friend again to get you answers.

regards,
Maureen


Carole Brown
Australia
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24 Jun 2012 21:15


Maureen, I thought of hot spots, but they don't sound typical. It could possibly be ringworm, which is a fungal condition. If it is, you would probably need a specific treatment for fungus. I will keep my thinking cap on, however.


Andrew Johnston
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24 Jun 2012 21:44


what detergant or dissinfectant is she using?, maybe the dog is alergic to what she is using to clean the kennels.
i would try something like canisten if its fungal that would clear it up.


Kieran Kerley
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24 Jun 2012 21:50


give her 1.5cc Ivomec under the skin will clear all coat/skin conditions


Andrew Johnston
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24 Jun 2012 21:50


looking at the photos maureen,i would say its more like flee bites or flee irritation,its not ring worm as it looks nothing like ringworm


Andrew Johnston
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24 Jun 2012 21:51


Kieran Kerley wrote:

give her 1.5cc Ivomec under the skin will clear all coat/skin conditions

good idea keiran !!!!



Mary Crotty
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25 Jun 2012 00:20


did you try advocate


Lorcan O'Neill
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25 Jun 2012 00:26


may be an allergy. the infection is secondary to inflammation due to an allergic reaction. if malaseb clears it up then continued regualr use may be enough.

this is very common in dogs (though not in greyhounds) the treatment is ultimately to remove exposure to the allergy if possible or to reduce the immune repsonse to the allergy (eg treatment with steroids)

it is worth noting that the most common skin allergy in dogs is to fleas is worth amking sure that this is ruled out (this will most often be seen on the back)

it masy also be necesssary to ruleo ut underlying conditons such as hypothroidism


Lorcan O'Neill
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25 Jun 2012 00:30


didn't notice that pictures were posted..

looks lie the skin is infected to me and may need antibiotics




Kevin Wright
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25 Jun 2012 00:49


Maureen Day wrote:

A friend has a dog who keeps getting small red patches on his side / back.

My friend has bathed the dog in a shampoo called "Malaseb" which she got from the vet. She has also applied, at different times, suda-crem, benzyl benzoate, black wound powder and hibiscrub.

Each time the dog gets this "irritation" she treats it and it clears up, only to break out again in a different spot a few days later.

She has disinfected his kennel and changed the bedding but nothing, so far, has completely cleared this up.

Whilst my friend is really frustrated by this re-curring condition the dog really is not bothered by it at all and is his normal bouncy cheery self.

Today I took some photos in the hope that some one may know what the problem is and, more importantly, what the cure is.

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Hi Maureen you need to get a skin swap taken it looks like a form of mange .I own a boarding kennel's i have seen a lot of these kinds of things with people's dogs .These things will help if it's not mange DIET. ALOA VERA.CURE RASH NAPPY POWDER.The diet needs to be changed and if it's a fresh outbreak use Aloa vera then apply nappy power to stop the itch and help heal as quickly as possible.These things have saved so many of my customers from spending so much money on vet supplies that don't real'y work to well at time's i hope this helps ..



Maureen Day
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25 Jun 2012 13:30


Hey thanks very much all you guys for your replies.

I know that some of your suggestions have already been eliminated but there are others that are new.

I will print out all the replies and take them to the kennels tomorrow for my friend to look at and, at the end of the day, it will be down to her and the dogs owner to decide what to do next.

Personally, I would take him to the vet and ask for a skin scraping/swap.

BTW Kevin, there is no itch - the dog shows absolutely no signs of distress and is not scratching or even licking his coat. Apart from the small bald area, which seems to clear up in 2 - 3 days after being spotted and treated, there are no signs of a problem.

It sure is puzzling but, as I say, it's up to the dogs owner to agree with my friend on the next course of action.

Once again, very many thanks for all your replies.

regards,
Maureen


Helen Laird
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25 Jun 2012 13:34


Is there a cat in the household ? Could be a bite from a cat flea if not a dog one.

Or work from the inside out. - Give the dog raw garlic regularly and fleas won't bite a garlicy smelly dog. Also could put a teaspoon of flowers of sulphur on food weekly to clean the skin.





Maureen Day
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25 Jun 2012 13:45


helen laird wrote:

Is there a cat in the household ? Could be a bite from a cat flea if not a dog one.

Or work from the inside out. - Give the dog raw garlic regularly and fleas won't bite a garlicy smelly dog. Also could put a teaspoon of flowers of sulphur on food weekly to clean the skin.


Sorry Helen, the dog is in a racing kennel - I should have perhaps said that at the start. No cats allowed - lol

I like the other suggestions, although I have never see a flea in the kennels in the 8 years I have had dogs there.


Robert Hewett
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25 Jun 2012 18:34


Hi Maureen, bit late but what diet is this dog fed on. As I am thinking that this could be a wheat allergy.


Lorcan O'Neill
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27 Jun 2012 22:10


helen laird wrote:

Is there a cat in the household ? Could be a bite from a cat flea if not a dog one.

Or work from the inside out. - Give the dog raw garlic regularly and fleas won't bite a garlicy smelly dog. Also could put a teaspoon of flowers of sulphur on food weekly to clean the skin.

the cat flea and the dog flea are completely interchangeable, both will live happily on the dog or the cat. in some parts the cat flea predominates, in others the dog flea, though, in general, in this part of the world the cat flea is more common.

those picture look like pyoderma to me which means bacterial infection - which require antibiotics



David McGrath
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27 Jun 2012 22:20


Mange until proven otherwise see a vet.


Mark Gorman
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27 Jun 2012 22:44


hi maureer if you goggle aludex it is a wash wash for dogs i had a friend with the same problem he washed the dog with aludex he mixed it with water and put it on with a sponge from head to tail soaking the dogs coat right true to the skin you can buy on line for about £12.50 for a small bottle
Maureen Day wrote:

A friend has a dog who keeps getting small red patches on his side / back.

My friend has bathed the dog in a shampoo called "Malaseb" which she got from the vet. She has also applied, at different times, suda-crem, benzyl benzoate, black wound powder and hibiscrub.

Each time the dog gets this "irritation" she treats it and it clears up, only to break out again in a different spot a few days later.

She has disinfected his kennel and changed the bedding but nothing, so far, has completely cleared this up.

Whilst my friend is really frustrated by this re-curring condition the dog really is not bothered by it at all and is his normal bouncy cheery self.

Today I took some photos in the hope that some one may know what the problem is and, more importantly, what the cure is.

EXTERNAL LINK

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Lorcan O'Neill
Ireland
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28 Jun 2012 13:23


David McGrath wrote:

Mange until proven otherwise see a vet.

mange won't improve with the washes that have already been used.

sarcoptic mange is intensely itchy

best thing to do is see the vet, get some ski scrapes done, possibly a biopsy, possibly a second opinion...

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