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    Unhappy Skin redness

    Hello, i am having some issues with my baby. Ziggy is 4 months and eating homecooked food after switching from breeder's royal canin. His food consist of a bit of brown rice, mashed beans, ground meat, coconut oil, some steamed veggies such as sweet potato, pumpkin, carrots, green beans, broccoli, whichever i have on hand. I am trying to identify if this is food allergy or something else. The skin on top of his head, affecting part of his left ear and surrounding areas are all red with bits of small bald spots. The redness can be seen on the white areas. It is dry, not moist, no smell, doesn't appear to be bothering him. He sometimes rubs his head on my blanket but stops when i tell him. At times he scratches his both sides of his ear ever so slowly with his leg but will again stop when i tell him to. He only fiddles with it slightly when he has nothing to do. I have applied ACV to the affected area that is why it appears to be wet. He sleeps well, no itching. Poop looks good as well. Aside from the redness on his head, i have also noticed small bald spots located on his back. It started out as small scabs. The fur came off with the scab. I am applying a combination of neem oil, coconut oil, madre de cacao on this area. I also found a couple of small red spots on his belly area. Ziggy also has puppy acne on his chin, but i have managed to keep that under control by wiping his face after eating and drinking and applying witch hazel 2-3x a day, using stainless steel bowls. I appreciate any input.

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    to EBN! Ziggy is adorable....

    have you had the vet do a skin scrape to check for mites? all dogs have them, just some can not fight them off and they sort of take over which becomes mange. Not saying it is that, but it is good to rule it out

    how are his paws... does he lick or chew on them at all?
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    Hi 2bullymama, thank you for the welcome! I love it here, learning a lot!

    I already scheduled a vet visit. Here's hoping that it's nothkng serious. I hate to see him like this.

    Paws look normal, he doesn't lick or chew them. There are just times when he would try to reach his back hind legs and seems to be wanting to scratch it. I watched him to see wheres the spot thats bothering him and checked it for fleas or any other possible irritants but i found none. This is just when he has nothing to do. Also checked his tail pocket, not it.

    For the meantime i spray him with acv/water 50/50 mixture to deter any bugs. I dont want to bathe him too often as not to mess with his natural oils. I recently bought lavender oil to make a spray for ziggy, i read that it is very effective in repeling bugs and insect .

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    What do you think this is? I found this awhile ago near the bald spots on his back. Is this a hotspot? This might be the one that is bothering him that's why he tries to reach his back/hind legs. I am not sure if this has a connection with the redness on his head/ear part. I cleaned it with acv and placed some iodine on it. I am soooo worried for my baby. I only had him for a month.

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    Welcome to EBN, Ziggy is precious!

    Agree w/ Christine, do a scrape to rule out mites/mange.

    Some bully's do not do well w/coconut oil (people too), might
    stop for a month & observe results. I had a rehomed bully doing
    exact things you're describing. I put him on an avocado based
    kibble, all issues went away. You could give a couple avocado
    slices per day (peeled & avoid pit). If issues persist, I'd give only
    white rice, boiled hamburger a month, no veggies or supplements
    then add ONE thing back and observe a month before adding any
    thing else. Let us know what Vet says.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maryjane View Post
    What do you think this is? I found this awhile ago near the bald spots on his back. Is this a hotspot? This might be the one that is bothering him that's why he tries to reach his back/hind legs. I am not sure if this has a connection with the redness on his head/ear part. I cleaned it with acv and placed some iodine on it. I am soooo worried for my baby. I only had him for a month.

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    It could be... picture is hard to tell, but it it is moist and seeps (not bleeding) it could be. but if it is dry with hair loss, it can be mange or food related. I would rule out the mange with a skin scrape and if that comes back clean (i hope) then follow Carol's advice on the process of elimination to see what is bothering your sweet boy
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    I just came back from the vet. He saw Ziggy under a black light to determine if it's a fungal infection. Turned out negative. He just said to bathe him twice a week with anti fungal soap and apply anti fungal topical medicine on the irritated areas. I asked about allergy testing, apparently the vet here in my country still doesnt have that kind of service. I am stuck in figuring out what is wrong with my baby.

    I will look into your suggestion @Texas Carol. Thank you.
    @2BullyMama, vet told me the red splatch is not a hotspot. It doesnt itch at all. I am at lost here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    It could be... picture is hard to tell, but it it is moist and seeps (not bleeding) it could be. but if it is dry with hair loss, it can be mange or food related. I would rule out the mange with a skin scrape and if that comes back clean (i hope) then follow Carol's advice on the process of elimination to see what is bothering your sweet boy

    Mary Jane, I do not want you to get overwhelmed or excessively worry.
    Especially when a scrape might well dx the problem but going further
    into the food, as you say, you've changed from crappy diet just a month
    ago so could still be adjusting. White rice is easier to digest, keep in mind
    he could be allergic to any rice but white rice & boiled hamburger (drain fat)
    is a good base to start, do a month & evaluate, I think there is something
    he is reacting to. Please hang in there and do update us. To further encourage
    you, my Brutus wasn't recognized as the same bully when a friend of the former
    owner saw him 3 months later


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    When you say 'ground meat' what is the meat?


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    Hi @Texas Carol, I just came back from the vet for another consultation. She shaved off the fur on his back and prescribed an anti-fungal topical cream and some supplements to strengthen Ziggy's immune system. So far the redness on his head is doing well, it doesn't appear to be as irritated as the past few days. The irritation on his back looks like it's healing. It formed a scab and starting to peel off to reveal new skin underneath. I apply the topical cream thrice a day. I also wipe him all over with 50/50 ACV water every morning and before he goes to sleep.

    I stopped giving him store bought food/treats and focused on giving him whole foods so I decided to bake some of my own. He is liking it especially when used with his Bob-A-Lot toy.

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    I will give your white rice and hamburger combo a try. Heading to the grocers in a few. The ground meat I give him is usually chicken or beef, depends on what I have on hand.

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    So cute. Hope everything goes well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maryjane View Post
    Hi @Texas Carol, I just came back from the vet for another consultation. She shaved off the fur on his back and prescribed an anti-fungal topical cream and some supplements to strengthen Ziggy's immune system. So far the redness on his head is doing well, it doesn't appear to be as irritated as the past few days. The irritation on his back looks like it's healing. It formed a scab and starting to peel off to reveal new skin underneath. I apply the topical cream thrice a day. I also wipe him all over with 50/50 ACV water every morning and before he goes to sleep.

    I stopped giving him store bought food/treats and focused on giving him whole foods so I decided to bake some of my own. He is liking it especially when used with his Bob-A-Lot toy.

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    I will give your white rice and hamburger combo a try. Heading to the grocers in a few. The ground meat I give him is usually chicken or beef, depends on what I have on hand.

    Great to hear, only suggestion is to choose ONE meat and do for 4 weeks.

    Then try the other and see if there is any reactions. Looking forward to
    your next update...GOD bless y'all!


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