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    Default Re: Crusting round spots appearing on my bully's fur??? Pls Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey View Post
    Hi, I was just about to start a new post when i saw this. My JJ has similar symptoms but not as serious as Dinah. He has been shedding quite heavily lately (the summer weather in Shanghai has cranked up a few notches lately), but then i started noticing these patched appear on his lower back. JJ has had some hotspots in the past but they normally get better in a few days after shaving the area and drying the spots out. I am not sure that these are hotspots as they are not as red but some of the patches have flaky skin and drops of blood appeared on some bits after light combing. We are thinking it may be allergy to some doggy treats or a slow reaction to a recent change in dog food but we have now taking him off and put him back on to Advoderm so we hope that this will improve the condition. Here are some pics of the spots:
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    yes, allergy to the food.... keep us posted on the food transition back to Avoderm, hope it clears up the issue
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    Hi there, I was thinking maybe they could be hot spots too, only that they are not very inflamed (red), but more dry and flaky and becomes a bit agitated when coming her out and yup, Dinah has been shedding quite a bit lately too, but I think it's just her winter coat coming off. We have now switched her to Blue Buffalo (grain free) and I have started putting ACV (apple cider vinegar) on the spots as well as giving her alkaline water and a TBsp bull of ACV in her water, so she seems to be very excited about the changes She has a vet appointment this week, we plan to have the spots scraped just to get a definite diagnoses. I will keep everyone posted and thanks!!

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    Hello everyone! We got Dinah to the vet and she has a yeast and bacterial infection on her skin and allergies;-/ She is now on two different oral meds (ketoconazole 200mg) & (Cephalexin 500mg), also a medicated shampoo to use twice a week for 2 weeks. I am happy that we finally have the answer to this seemingly endless skin problem;-) This is the first time that we have dealt with a skin problem (or any "problems") with our Dinah and she's 5 1/2 years old, so we are pretty lucky! wouldn't ya say?! We are on our way now and looking forward to our baby making a full recovery!!!

    Thank you all for your feedback on this one...;-)

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    Hi there, we finally go our Dinah to the vet and the spots ended up being a result of a yeast and bacterial infection on her skin. ( I posted a little bit more info (meds)) in the main thread if you'd like to read it. Hope this helps you with finding out what's the matter with your JJ They are so sweet and I can't stand to see them be the least bit uncomfortable, good luck!!

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    Glad she's doing better, thanks for her update!


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    I can tell you, anyone experiencing this, is that this is staph, related to allergies, most likely, environmental. Out poor guy breaks out with this every 2-4 months, and unfortunately the only thing that helps him is cefpoxdomine antibiotic - clears it up in 2 days usually though minimum he's on it for 14 days, 1x a day. (He's been on allergy shots now for 8 months and they're helping minimally) Also just started trying Claritin 10 mg 1x a day instead of Benedryl and I see a huge difference in his eye boogers already.

    If you google staph infections and allergies in dogs, you will find a lot of information - there are two types, this one, with the scaly round patches (and not contagious) and the pus-y oozy kind.

    A shampoo I use and helps clear the scales and smells great with no further skin irritation is Etiderm. I've tried a lot of things and that shampoo blows all the others away, including Malaseb, to me.

    I wish this post could be stickied or something, bc I see this question a lot here, and I have spent so much money on this, I'd like people to know what they are dealing with and that they do need to go to vet bc it does not go away once it gets bad. I don't bother with topicals anymore for it, the baths alone help best I think.

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    Hello! I am new to this site just happen to find it while researching this exact thing I think!My poor guy has had it off and on for the last year or so... back and forth to the vet, they have not be able to determine what it is. Coincidently he is on the purina beniful healthy radiance! I think that just may be it. we have changed a few times in this life, he's 6. Last year whatever we switched him off of or the medicine took care of it for awhile. This is the medication my vet finally decided on VETRIMEC 1% Anyone familiar with this???I have decided rather than go back the rounds with it all the back and forth, scraping, testing, blood, everything I may switch him foods. Suggestions that is not going to coast a fortune??? I love my bully but there is a $ limit lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by katiepritchard View Post
    Hello! I am new to this site just happen to find it while researching this exact thing I think!My poor guy has had it off and on for the last year or so... back and forth to the vet, they have not be able to determine what it is. Coincidently he is on the purina beniful healthy radiance! I think that just may be it. we have changed a few times in this life, he's 6. Last year whatever we switched him off of or the medicine took care of it for awhile. This is the medication my vet finally decided on VETRIMEC 1% Anyone familiar with this???I have decided rather than go back the rounds with it all the back and forth, scraping, testing, blood, everything I may switch him foods. Suggestions that is not going to coast a fortune??? I love my bully but there is a $ limit lol

    Hi hi and welcome to EBN..... getting him on a good food is key, keep in mind the more you pay for a high quality food, the less you are at the vet and buying medicine. With that said, a large bag of high quality food runs about $70, but will last about 6 weeks because you do not feed as much kibble. We feed Fromm grain free Pork and Peas, and since we can easily switch between flavors woot transition, I also use Lamb and Lentil and Beef Frittata flavors. Other good foods are Earthborn, Origen, arcana, and taste of the wild.

    good luck and please keep us posted
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