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    My 1 1/2 year old male EB used to get a thin spot or 2 on his back between his shoulders. Well he's been really sick over the last 2 months.. 2 surgeries and hospitalized for gastric ulcers. The last couple weeks is hair on his back is thinning so bad and is flaky in spots. I give him baths about every month and a half. We use a natural oatmeal anti itch shampoo and conditioner. It's soap free. Does anyone know what it may be? Possibly from the stress of all this? I will post a picture.[ATTACH-img_2820-jpg

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    Default Re: Bulldog hair thinning!

    It is probably a staph infection from all the illnesses his immune system is weakened and causes this to happen... he will need antibiotics (string doses) and probiotics to help beat it


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    Poor thing has been through so much. Yes antibiotics but plz make sure he does get probiotics like Christine mentioned. Just make sure it's the one in the fridge of the health food stores and NOT on the shelves. What is important is the live "strains" not how many billions what counts but again live strains. The more the better. Usually a good one is around 12 strains. Antibiotics kills all in the intestinal area "gut flora" and next thing you know like in humans too you get "yeast" Candida. And you dont want that!

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    Default Re: Bulldog hair thinning!

    Any idea what antibiotics he would need? He was just on amoxicillin and metronidazole for h. Pylori in his belly for 3 weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel10 View Post
    Any idea what antibiotics he would need? He was just on amoxicillin and metronidazole for h. Pylori in his belly for 3 weeks
    You would have to ask your vet. Btw, your vet, does she/he know bullies? Like is your vet same one that did the surgery? If so that vet should guide you on right path. If not the same vet, call the one that did the surgery for advice.

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    Default Re: Bulldog hair thinning!

    We have been working with both our vet and a specialist in a bigger city - they have been communicating with each other regarding diesels case

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    Default Re: Bulldog hair thinning!

    I think these helpful, very knowledgeable ladies have you on the right track. My boy had a staph infection that looked very similar between the shoulders that took a while to clear up with antibiotics, but it did work and got everything back to normal. I'm a firm believer in probiotics for my EB (after getting help here just like you) and have been for myself for a while after a little health scare and some research.

    I hope Diesel is back to full strength and feeling good soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel10 View Post
    Any idea what antibiotics he would need? He was just on amoxicillin and metronidazole for h. Pylori in his belly for 3 weeks
    Amoxicillin is not strong enough... ask the vet about staph and you should get 14 days at least of a high dosage. I'll pull out old records and see what Nitschke was on


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    We use and swear by this pro-biotic. We buy it locally at a specialty pet store, and I've also order it online from amazon. I also can look for the names of the Tyson was on when he had a bad staph breakout & let you know.

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    There's no strains at all in that one. And not sure but this product is really expensive! I personally prefer the human one as its the same ones for pets. Just says dog n cat on the box. When it comes to probiotics, you have to be careful as it's a hugh market and that's where they get you.

    On Amazon:
    Herbsmith Microflora Plus Capsule for Pet Digestion, 120 Capsules

    by*HerbSmith Inc.5.0 out of 5 stars****2 customer reviews *Available from*these sellers. 2*new*from*CDN$ 392.54 Size :*120 Capsules

    $392.54 Canadian???? Like whoooa lol

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    Wow that price is insane. I pay $30 US for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    There's no strains at all in that one. And not sure but this product is really expensive! I personally prefer the human one as its the same ones for pets. Just says dog n cat on the box. When it comes to probiotics, you have to be careful as it's a hugh market and that's where they get you.

    On Amazon:
    Herbsmith Microflora Plus Capsule for Pet Digestion, 120 Capsules

    by*HerbSmith Inc.5.0 out of 5 stars****2 customer reviews *Available from*these sellers. 2*new*from*CDN$ 392.54 Size :*120 Capsules

    $392.54 Canadian???? Like whoooa lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Wow that price is insane. I pay $30 US for it.

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    I would never pay that. Maybe they meant a case lolll...

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