Skin Problems

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Postby luvmyangels » March 30th, 2006, 10:55 pm

My older dog Teddy has really bad dry skin. About 5 years ago a groomer recked his coat by using a flea dip on him and burning his whole back end including his luxurious tail. I now have to shave his back end all the time because his hair is horrible. Since then he has had really bad dry skin. I have tried everything including Dermacaps (which the vet once again recommended to me tonight), he is on Timberwolf, Wild Salmon Oil, Raw Eggs, I even gave him Sardines tonight because of the Omega 3 in it. The vet suggested we may want to do a blood work up to see if he has hypo-thyroidism. But told me to use Dermacaps. Any suggestions or advice?
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Postby Marinepits » March 30th, 2006, 11:13 pm

For an older dog, definitely get the thyroid checked. Do you have access to a doggy dermatologist?
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Postby luvmyangels » March 30th, 2006, 11:29 pm

Marinepits wrote:For an older dog, definitely get the thyroid checked. Do you have access to a doggy dermatologist?


Based upon what I told the vet I am not sure why she didn't do blood on him tonite for the thyroid. I have never used a doggy dermatologist before. But I can definitely look around to see if there is one out on the Island.
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Postby Patch O' Pits » April 10th, 2006, 6:54 pm

Did you get any answers about what is wrong yet?
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Postby Malli » April 10th, 2006, 9:59 pm

apparently not all dog dermatologists are the same?!

So our Vet. says, so look into one that gets lots of good recommendations ;)

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