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    Hello all.
    Itís been a while since I posted anything on here.

    Our beautiful Lola isnít looking her best at the moment.

    She started to develop scabs and bald patches on her back which has since spread.

    Her shoulders are now practically bald.

    She is not scratching or biting, she doesnít seem different in herself.

    The fur has started to grow back in some places and I fully understand itís not a quick fix.

    But she has now stopped eating.
    She absolutely loves her food. (Royal Canin)
    Which I know has mixed reviews, but she has had this food since birth and has never turned her nose up to it.

    But Iím now getting upset, and stressed about the whole situation.
    She went to the vets this week who seem to think itís Ďdust mitesí..

    She is on antibiotics to help her skin.

    But itís her not eating thatís upsetting me.

    Does anyone have any thoughts or help?

    Thank you in advance.
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    Your poor girl. If it was me I would take her to a Veterinary Dermatologist. That is a big hair loss and it is caused by something, it doesn't just happen. Even though she is not scratching she may be feeling bad. I would definitely change foods. There are better foods out there she will probably like just as much. Others will be along with advice so hang in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vhoas View Post
    Hello all.
    Itís been a while since I posted anything on here.

    Our beautiful Lola isnít looking her best at the moment.

    She started to develop scabs and bald patches on her back which has since spread.

    Her shoulders are now practically bald.

    She is not scratching or biting, she doesnít seem different in herself.

    The fur has started to grow back in some places and I fully understand itís not a quick fix.

    But she has now stopped eating.
    She absolutely loves her food. (Royal Canin)
    Which I know has mixed reviews, but she has had this food since birth and has never turned her nose up to it.

    But Iím now getting upset, and stressed about the whole situation.
    She went to the vets this week who seem to think itís Ďdust mitesí..

    She is on antibiotics to help her skin.

    But itís her not eating thatís upsetting me.

    Does anyone have any thoughts or help?

    Thank you in advance.

    What an ordeal for both of youÖ.. even though she has done well on the food, it may no longer agree with her. i would get a grain, chicken free high quality kibble, or if you are willing go raw.
    @BabyDuke is going through a similar issue, switched to raw and he is making a wonderful recovery.


    here are a few suggestions for food -- BTW - if your vet is right and dust mites are an issue... kibble has mites living in it and you will need to freeze the food to kill the mites so he can eat it.

    Kibbles:
    Earthgborn Holistic
    Zingnature
    Fromm
    Acana
    Orijen
    Farmina (hearing good results on this food lately)

    RAW:
    Answers
    Stella and Chewy
    Vital Esstentials
    Primal

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    What an ordeal for both of youÖ.. even though she has done well on the food, it may no longer agree with her. i would get a grain, chicken free high quality kibble, or if you are willing go raw.
    @BabyDuke is going through a similar issue, switched to raw and he is making a wonderful recovery.


    here are a few suggestions for food -- BTW - if your vet is right and dust mites are an issue... kibble has mites living in it and you will need to freeze the food to kill the mites so he can eat it.

    Kibbles:
    Earthgborn Holistic
    Zingnature
    Fromm
    Acana
    Orijen
    Farmina (hearing good results on this food lately)

    RAW:
    Answers
    Stella and Chewy
    Vital Esstentials
    Primal

    PLEASE keep us posted

    Thank you for the advice.

    My girlfriend wants to try this kibble

    https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/p...-dog-food-15kg

    She has seen a lot of good reviews regarding it.

    Lola did suffer with this skin issue before. She had a large bald spot next to her tail.
    She had antibiotics and it cleared up. But the vet we saw has since retired. And I find it incredibly difficult to trust a vet in this day and age when the majority just want your money.

    Since starting this topic, Lola has spent the night running around the house playing with her toys..
    I honestly donít think she is Ďunwellí and she managed to eat some food before giving up.

    She will happily eat slices of ham that we use to give her medication.
    She will happily go for walks, and other exercise.

    If Iím honest I am having a difficult time lately, and the only reason I Lola was to give her a good life and I feel as though Iím failing. Hate seeing her like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vhoas View Post
    Thank you for the advice.

    My girlfriend wants to try this kibble

    https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/p...-dog-food-15kg

    She has seen a lot of good reviews regarding it.

    Lola did suffer with this skin issue before. She had a large bald spot next to her tail.
    She had antibiotics and it cleared up. But the vet we saw has since retired. And I find it incredibly difficult to trust a vet in this day and age when the majority just want your money.

    Since starting this topic, Lola has spent the night running around the house playing with her toys..
    I honestly donít think she is Ďunwellí and she managed to eat some food before giving up.

    She will happily eat slices of ham that we use to give her medication.
    She will happily go for walks, and other exercise.

    If Iím honest I am having a difficult time lately, and the only reason I Lola was to give her a good life and I feel as though Iím failing. Hate seeing her like this.
    Are you in the UK?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Are you in the UK?


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    Yes sorry I should of said that.

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    Sorry to hear about Lola, there is a chance it could be something environmental thats triggering it. We have had a lot of allergy problems in the past with Dudley but once we stopped using any air fresheners or Fabreze type products and chemical furniture polish he really got a lot better.

    We also wash everything with these products now after noticing he seemed to have a flare up after washing his bed in normal washing liquid.

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    He has also been eating “chappie” for a long time now which has also helped a lot and he loves it. Please dont be put off because its a cheaper brand (we were ) at least try it to see if it helps.

    All bullies are different and what works for some doesn’t for others. We tried Dudley with all the recommended high quality foods but none seemed to agree with him.

    Good luck hope she gets better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zedsded View Post
    Sorry to hear about Lola, there is a chance it could be something environmental thats triggering it. We have had a lot of allergy problems in the past with Dudley but once we stopped using any air fresheners or Fabreze type products and chemical furniture polish he really got a lot better.

    We also wash everything with these products now after noticing he seemed to have a flare up after washing his bed in normal washing liquid.

    https://www.biggreensmile.com/produc...iABEgIckvD_BwE

    He has also been eating ďchappieĒ for a long time now which has also helped a lot and he loves it. Please dont be put off because its a cheaper brand (we were ) at least try it to see if it helps.

    All bullies are different and what works for some doesnít for others. We tried Dudley with all the recommended high quality foods but none seemed to agree with him.

    Good luck hope she gets better.

    Iím not sure if itís the food or if she is being stubborn.
    We went through this last year, eventually she started eating normally again.

    She has managed to eat some food this morning (the AVA kibble)
    We had to mix some tuna flakes into the food but she ate some, and hasnít thrown it up.

    She will eat the ham with her tablets in without hesitation.
    And then she has spent the morning playing and going crazy like normal.

    Someone at work mentioned could it be the central heating that is affecting her skin.
    Itís always this time of year and sometimes in the summer where she seems to loose fur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vhoas View Post
    Yes sorry I should of said that.
    No worries... only good on my list you could get I think are Acana/Orijen.

    Let me digó there is a UK list some where.
    @1Chumly might have it too


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    No worries... only good on my list you could get I think are Acana/Orijen.

    Let me dig— there is a UK list some where.
    @1Chumly might have it too


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    Yes, a dermatologist needs to have a look at her. Mites? Thyroid function problem?

    If you're looking into changing food, perhaps the British brand Canagan could be worth investigating. Castor was on Acana but now eats Canagan (country game and we went for the small breeds small kibble as it seems to be good for his digestion). I'm no expert on dog foods, but Canagan seems to be good and Castor does very well on it. We have also transitioned him from salmon oil to a non-fish oil called Nutrolin and I must say it has been very good for fur as well as feet.

    Castor send his best regards to Lola.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cefe13 View Post
    Yes, a dermatologist needs to have a look at her. Mites? Thyroid function problem?

    If you're looking into changing food, perhaps the British brand Canagan could be worth investigating. Castor was on Acana but now eats Canagan (country game and we went for the small breeds small kibble as it seems to be good for his digestion). I'm no expert on dog foods, but Canagan seems to be good and Castor does very well on it. We have also transitioned him from salmon oil to a non-fish oil called Nutrolin and I must say it has been very good for fur as well as feet.

    Castor send his best regards to Lola.
    I will take a look, thank you.

    She has eaten a bit more today, but only when I cut up a cocktail sausage and mix it with her food.

    She had some food about 30 minutes ago, she ate around half of it then after about 5 minutes she started to 'reverse sneeze'.
    She has been absolutely fine all day. Playing, snoozing, playing, snoozing some more.. the usual. But come feeding time, she turns her nose up.

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