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    Great to hear Jewel is feeling better and we hope Bentley will too.


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    @rjisaterp I haven't logged in here since my post about Curly finishing his treatment so I'm just reading about Jewel's skin condition.

    Curly had his last dosage of Steroids on Sept 2. We had noticed a small scaley spot on his back but chalked it up to his seasonal allergies. Now his whole back has lost fur and now i'm wondering now if it is calcinosis cutis. His skin isn't red/inflamed but he has a lot of scaley dry skin and the fur just comes out in chunks with a dry scaley patch of skin attached at the root.

    Although he has been off Prednisone for over a month now, I'm wondering if calcinosis cutis would still spread?

    We took him to our normal vet earlier this week and she prescribed him some antibiotics (he also has had really bad ear infections, which are from his allergies). She said that it looked a lot like ringworm but since the other dogs and our kittens don't have it, she didn't think it was ringworm. So as of right now, Staph infection?? If in a week if he is still losing fur, I need to bring him back.

    His blood work came back very good, so that is some good news since he has been off chemo for a month now.

    Would you say that this pic looks similar to Jewel's condition? Don't mind that his fur looks a bit greasy, I put some holistic cream on him to help with the itching (Organic Aloe Vera, Manuka Honey, Coconut, Olive and Hemp Seed Oils, Shea Butter, Blue Green Algae for Minerals, with Vitamins A, B, C, E and Amino Acids.)

    My only other thought is (if it isn't a Staph infection) that it might be demodectic mange since his immune system had been compromised for a while, but again his skin color, for the most part looks normal except for the dry scaley skin.



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    Here is a better pic - I brushed out the residue from the cream (yes he secretly has dalmatian printed skin)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubonics View Post
    Here is a better pic - I brushed out the residue from the cream (yes he secretly has dalmatian printed skin)
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    Hi Nu. Jewel's lesions were raised and red. She scratched and the lesions became excoriated. Curley's rash appears similar but the way to tell is by biopsy of the lesions. I would ask the vet to rule out calcinosis cutis.

    Please give our regards to Curly the Man and oh yes...Stu.

    Please keep me posted.

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    @rjisaterp Thanks Roger! I will keep you posted. I am scheduled to follow up with the vet on Monday if there isn't an improvement.

    I will make sure to give your regards to Stu. We are still counting down til his retirement and return back to CO (2 more years!).

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    @rjisaterp Curly's skin seemed to be approving but then Saturday night he got into the cat kibble (ate about a cup) and Sunday morning he was itchy again. Saturday after I caught him, I moved the cat food out of reach and today his skin isn't hot pink any more.

    I suspect that he is allergic to something in the cat food or cat saliva. Though I caught him yesterday, I think he may have helped himself to the food multiple times (I thought it might have been my Boston terrier because she is sneaky like that)...

    Stu had also reminded me Curly's mother had alopecia throughout her pregnancy and said that curly's hair loss could be a genetic reaction to stress too.

    Good news is that we are getting snow on the mountain on Thursday and, as soon as that first snow hits, Curly's environment allergies diminish...and now that the cat food is out of reach, I think he is on the mend. Fingers crossed

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    Good to hear. Curly is the man. Glad you caught the culprit...cat food.

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