Malli wrote:The dog doesn't have mange, he has a FUNGAL infection on his skin.
I'm trying not to be harsh, but think of it this way : If anyone here would like to treat their own yeast infection with something that may or may not work and have to wait to see if it works, then please, let me know.
I'm all for trying alternative preventative treatments, but with the severity of the infection the dog has, now is NOT the time to start. It isn't fair to the dog at all.
Malli wrote:I don't know that, but if he does have mange, he is that much less likely to be able to fight off secondary infections(suppressed immune response), so the medication he is on now will be that much more helpful.
call2arms wrote:Dr Blaaabs! Where are you??
I have no real advice to add though, but an allergy test would be a great investment... Hang on, and good luck.
lellis34 wrote: Kings puppy, Magnus, inherited his allergies and unfortunately didn't get proper treatment in time. His skin issues became so bad that the friday before his allergist appointment his sores on his neck opened up and they couldn't control the bleeding and was put down.
iluvk9 wrote:lellis34 wrote: Kings puppy, Magnus, inherited his allergies and unfortunately didn't get proper treatment in time. His skin issues became so bad that the friday before his allergist appointment his sores on his neck opened up and they couldn't control the bleeding and was put down.
Oh, how sad!
lellis34 wrote:iluvk9 wrote:
Oh, how sad!
It really was, and is yet another reason why I tell people to avoid the Petsmart/Banfield vets like the plague. They kept telling his mom that to see their allergist was going to be like $1500 and she couldn't afford that so she kept putting it off and going to them and getting bandaid fixes for him. I saw him early in the week that he was put down and called my allergist for an emergency appt. They didn't have anything but put him at the top of the list and called me back to say they had cancellation and could see him on the following Monday. In the meantime his neck flared up so bad it looked like hamburger. It started bleeding so bad on Thursday night that he was going through wads of gauze every hour. On Friday morning she took him to Banfield and they said he was loosing too much blood and they couldn't stop it. It just makes me so angry because they had to know there was an allergist not 5 miles from them. Granted, not THEIR allergist, but when an animal is suffering and is constantly in there you owe it to the animal to see that they get treatment somehow - make recommendations to other facilities. SOMETHING!! But all they saw was their profit margin as part of a big box pet store. *uckers!
lellis34 wrote:OMG I can't believe it!! That's outrageous. And I live in one of the most expensive areas of the country. HOLY MOLY. Maybe because we have a couple in our area (meaning the state of Maryland) they have to be competitive with each other.
call2arms wrote:Whoaaa... Not an allergist, but the typical subdermal injections for allergy testing is 300$ + consult fees, at the referral center I'm doing my externship at.
1500$?? That's crazy, what exactly do they do for that price?
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