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    Default this is getting to be very frustrating :(

    Well yesterday I had to take Reilly to the vet for a severe bacterial/yeast infection that infested his entire body. I have never seen it so bad before. He is almost 8 years old and it seems like every year it just keeps getting worse. I was almost in tears telling the vet how uncomfortable he has been lately. He gave Reilly 20mg prednisone, a strong antibiotic ($100!!) for 3 weeks, and ketoconazole for the yeast. Been bathing him in Pharmaseb medicated shampoo that I got last time we were there. Day 2 and I can already see he is feeling better. I hate for him to be on medication his whole life but that is the only thing that relieves him from itching and keeping his skin clear. He has gotten an allergy test before and is basically allergic to everything outside. He is on NVI LID lamb just started this week and it seems good so far. Vet doesn't think its food related.

    I guess my main question is... what could be causing these infections all the time?
    I think his immune system is just really bad.

    Could it be diabetes? Vet said if he drinks lots of water and is always hungry it could be a possibility. (he's a bulldog, hard to tell lol)

    Vet recommended blood work in 3 weeks to check his liver numbers and for diabetes...

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    Default Re: this is getting to be very frustrating :(

    I'm surprised the vet didn't do the blood work before the antibiotics were in his system. I have my Jack 8 and Griz 2-1/2, and they also have allergy issues , Jack more than Griz and my vet says that each year he get worse, he get staph infections but antibiotics and shampoo's keep him in check. I too hate to see Jack on meds all the time too. He get's his about twice a year.
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    Default Re: this is getting to be very frustrating :(

    It can be food related or it can be seasonal. The pollen here is bad and this time of year we have to clean Buddies right ear and his nose rope more than usual. I hope the new food helps, and you bully gets better soon.
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    Default Re: this is getting to be very frustrating :(

    I had this problem with my female pug and they reckoned it was when we moved from the coast to town the different grass and each year it got worse she was medicated all the time in the end.
    Hope you get to the bottom of what is causing it as it so sad to see them suffer with allergies.

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    Default Re: this is getting to be very frustrating :(

    Quote Originally Posted by reillysmom View Post
    Well yesterday I had to take Reilly to the vet for a severe bacterial/yeast infection that infested his entire body. I have never seen it so bad before. He is almost 8 years old and it seems like every year it just keeps getting worse. I was almost in tears telling the vet how uncomfortable he has been lately. He gave Reilly 20mg prednisone, a strong antibiotic ($100!!) for 3 weeks, and ketoconazole for the yeast. Been bathing him in Pharmaseb medicated shampoo that I got last time we were there. Day 2 and I can already see he is feeling better. I hate for him to be on medication his whole life but that is the only thing that relieves him from itching and keeping his skin clear. He has gotten an allergy test before and is basically allergic to everything outside. He is on NVI LID lamb just started this week and it seems good so far. Vet doesn't think its food related.

    I guess my main question is... what could be causing these infections all the time?
    I think his immune system is just really bad.

    Could it be diabetes? Vet said if he drinks lots of water and is always hungry it could be a possibility. (he's a bulldog, hard to tell lol)

    Vet recommended blood work in 3 weeks to check his liver numbers and for diabetes...
    I know what you mean about the medications! We've had Mabel on antibiotics and ketoconazole since we got her. I'm so frustrated!




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    Default Re: this is getting to be very frustrating :(

    Do you have Reilly on Pro & Prebiotics? Sounds like an immune system weakness.

    I'd suggest the Pearls because they get INTO the stomach therefore can work as
    they should. Also, small amts of raw garlic, oil of oregano, olive leaf oil kills bad
    bacterial, fungus & strengthens immune system. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) can be
    added to drinking water (a teasp) & food grade 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (a teasp),
    also an anti bacterial, anti fungus given daily works great.

    You can add ACV & HP to your final rinse when bathing him, pour it over him & do
    not rinse, just dry off will help kill germs on skin and help w/itching.

    I'd dip his paws in a solution (
    @Vicaroo has a great recipe posted) each time he
    comes in, you can use this 4 or 5 tmes before discarding. It does sound like outdoor
    allergies. Is he on a allergy med when it's bad like Spring or Fall? Keeping a shirt on him
    will help protect his skin.

    Good luck...let us know!


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    Default Re: this is getting to be very frustrating :(

    Yes... with as many allergies as he has, his immune system in not stable and can be weakened which causes all the issues. My girl is also allergic to pretty much anything green and we contantly have to wipe her, wash her and give Benedryl. she is 7+ yrs old and it gets worse every spring.
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