Gypsy is 2 years old and has been on Nutro Natural choice chicken and brown rice since a puppy. We've had no issues with it, Well a couple months ago I started noticing way more shedding then normal and her skin full of bumps, red and irritated. So I figured it was fleas so I got her on her normal flea med Comfotis. But I started noticing that she kept itching then rubbing her butt on the carpet and then hair loss and flaky skin and scabs all over her. I've noticed a smell in our home and her that is yeasty and nasty and we've had to get air sprayers so our home isnt smelly, Its coming from her. I bought an allergy shampoo (veterinary formula clinical care Oatmeal and tea tree oil infuser by Synergy labs) and give her a bath once a week but it hasn't helped at all and she still smells after I shampoo her. I have noticed also that her paws seemed stained with a light reddish color like if she was diggin in red clay dirt. Her fur looks unhealthy it's oily smelly and thinning and it used to be full lush and thick and never smelly. What can this be and what should I do? I really want to have her back to normal I know shes not feeling well. I do have an appointment on Thursday with her vet but would love to hear some of your similar experiences with this.
Last edited by 2BullyMama; 09-03-2013 at 11:14 AM.
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@2BullyMama Christine gave you good advice! We had this issue with Chanel (non-pitbull) Before I found EBN she was eating Pedigree I know! Since switching her to grain free with less fillers and bi products she doesnt smell like old fritos anymore! Sometimes the food is the main culprit! I would definatley go grain free and see how it works out! A lot of memebers feed Fromm and have good results with it! They make a grain free line with different flavors to choose from!
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Ayyy , sounds very uncomfortable , poor thing, I bet her immune system is down and the stress of itching can make it even worse. Many are allergic to grain, oatmeal shampoo is a grain base.
IMO I would start her with a shampoo of Original Blue Dawn and White vinegar. You said she has oily coat. Mix in one cup of water, 3 tablespoons of Dawn , use this as a shampoo, make sure you rinse her well. Then in 1 gallon of water add 1 cup of white vinegar. Pour this over her and leave it on. Dry with a towel and she's good to go. Do this about every 10 days. Also give her Benadryl 25 mg per 25 pounds twice a day. 1 vitamin C tablet a day, and 1 Zinc tablet a day.
do this until you notice her hair growing in, then back off on the bath's .
continue to keep her clean but be careful not to dry her out too much. I wouldn't bother to brush her yet either.
Please let me know how you make out, and keep me posted.
Antibiotics will also run down her immune system when they are completed
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Thanks everyone for the advice I will deff start her on a new diet grain free and use that bath remedy. Also what about raw food diet is there any recipes I can make for her so I know there are no additives and would this be a better solution???
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ive already answered in your other thread bout the home made food and sherry has given you great yeast advice only thing i can add is a good probiotic and some zinc 50mg a day for the skin. some use apple cidar vinegar in the water just a few drops. duoxo ps shampoo is wonderful for skin issues. the browning of the fur is allergies i believe as sarah has begun to do this to. @gypsysmommy
Also with switching to grain free, picking one that doesnt have potatoes in it will help.
Petey Pete was very yeasty smelling too. That is how he got his nick name Stinky Pete. The smell got so bad that I couldn't even let him in my lap. I would give him a bath one day and the next day he smelled. I too thought it was his food..but it wasn't. I feed him TOTW. It was his tail pocket that was smelling.I wasn't get it cleaned enough. I didn't realize how deep it was. Shame on me!!! Now he doesn't smell like yeast and gets a bath as needed. And we decided to keep his nick name Stinky Pete.
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