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    Default Re: New member, my Tanker isn't well...HELP

    My heart broke when I saw those pictures. That poor baby

    Do you have a school of veterinary medicine near you? I would try to take him there.

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    @TANKERSMOM hon that looks like a serious issue with yeast. it looks like your dog is eat up with it. sarahs pads look like that but not that bad. is the stuff yellow on the pads. is it red in between the pads. also does your dog stink. is he scratching i would get a different vet first then see about getting a yeast shampoo to wash them in it. malaket has one and lisa got one from the vet called pharmaseb. as lisa said your going to have to boost the immune system somehow. also says that a thyroid problem can cause it also. if they are on canned food make sure its a good one. sugar and wetness feed yeast. so get a canned food that is a good brand and has no carbs in it. also with canned food i wonder if they are getting enough vitamins as my dog is on canned also. i give her a vitamin pills daily to now just to be sure. yogurt or acidophilous pills can help. im not sure but from the pics of the paws it sure looks like a good possibility. also yeast would make them much less active and lay and sleep alot. so would LOW THYROID. there is a website called nzymes.com and click on the letters for y and then yeast. i never used the meds but will give you a picture of what your dealing with. also steroids will make it worse in the long run if thats what it is. dunno bout cancer could be with the weight loss but i would check the thyroid and for sure get a new vet. gosh i hope he gets better
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    If you suspect a yeast problem - our remedy is a solution of 2 parts warm water, 1 part Peroxide 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar - Gizmo had a horrible yeast issue on her feet - we 'pickled her' twice a day for a week, we thought we had killed the yeast colony, but had not got it quite gone - washed all of her bedding, another few rounds of pickling - and we think we have it under control - Yeast has a distinctive odor - FRITOES CORN CHIPS - if you have that odor, then its definately yeast issue.

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    If you have a teaching veterinary school in your area..please call them. They are a great resource and usually at very affordable rates. They are up on the latest trials and techniques. I wouldn't waste another minute...good Luck...

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    I don't have advice but it seems you got great advice above about getting this baby a second opinion! That has to be painful for him and im sure you as well!


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    I don't have any good advice to give you. Just want to say I hope Tanker gets better soon.
    I will be thinking of you guys!

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    Awww. Poor guy! He looks miserable! I don't have any expert advice..just support! The others have given great advice to you! If you're vet doesn't have a clue..keep looking for one that does. Good luck! Keep us posted

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    @TANKERSMOM

    Do you have a veterinary school nearby? I would HIGHLY suggest that if your vet is clueless and guessing like ours was with Aubrey's vomiting and weight loss, take him to a vet school or somewhere else that may be better suited to deal with it. The good thing about us taking Aubrey to the Auburn University Vet School here in Alabama is that there are specialists in every area (dermatology, oncology, etc) that are available to work on her case if needed. If you are outside a certain radius, you have to be referred and it may be the same with other schools. Just from a quick search there is a vet school in Missouri, but I am not sure how far away it is from you.

    Ask your vet if there is a vet school that they refer to for cases that stump them. You may have a travel a little ways (ours is two hours away), but if anywhere can figure out the problem, it will most likely be a vet school where they have technology and specialists. Aubrey's care is more expensive, but she has 3 doctors over her case who also consult with other doctors when needed. They don't have to send off for any results; they do everything right there.

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    So sorry that your Bullie is in such a bad way You sound like you're at your wits end, but everybody gave you some super advice, so hopefully Tanker will soon be on the road to recovery. Welcome to EBN! =)
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    personaly i would take him to a holistic vet,i say this as antibiotics/steroids only mask any illness,yes the symptoms may go for a while but will always come back,also given the amount of symptoms i would start raw feeding and by raw i mean no canned,premade,dehydrated,though his symptoms are severe it may be something as simple as a very low immune system which in turn will show up in all places on a dogs body,this is just what i would do ,im not promoting raw or holistic meds ,its just me ,karen

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    I added some of your photos from your album to the first post. I saw this last night before bed and I could not get the images out of my mind. Your poor baby has got to be miserable, I cannot even imagine what that feels like.

    Today it is my mission to contact everyone I know to see if they can help. My first recommendation is to seek out a new vet asap!!!!

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    I truly wish I could help, but I have no words of wisdom here. I too would ask for some other vet to take this case, and I'm with @karenben in starting raw feeding.

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