OptimisticBully

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Our little boy has been having this skin issue from quite some time. Photos above. It improved when I switched from RC to Famina N & D. Off lately since the past two weeks it’s been getting worse.

The spots are scaly and flaking, he is loosing a lot of hair.

Please give me some advice on any natural remedies that I could use for him. Thanks so much.

He’ll be 8 months on the 6th.
 

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I would take him to the vet to do a skin scrape... it could be mange, and you definitely want to get started w/treatment ASAP.
 

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Like ddnene said...see Vet. Skin scrape will determine cause and best course of treatment.
If I had to guess I'd say it's simple Staph. Most cases of Mange start on face, top of head, or front legs and slowly work back. Regardless, please report back what your Vet determines.
 

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I agree- go to vet. It will get worse if you do not go....
 
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I had taken him to the vet in the past for this. Actually went to two vets.
First, he went on some orally antibiotics and anti allergic meds. That time he had some skin issues on his hind legs.

Next, I took him to another vet ( a clinic with multiple docs), he said that there was no need to worry, it was due his immunity being low, since he had been recently vaccinated. Said it was folliculitis / superficial bacterial dermatitis and prescribed cetrizine for a week.

Again when we went to the clinic, they took a skin scrape and a blood smear. He had a bacterial infection, so an antibiotic cream was prescribed. (During this time the spots where he had lost his hair, were red and had formed pustules.)

On a follow up visit, the vet discontinued all antibiotics and prescribed cetrizine for 2 weeks. This was in late August. Told us not to worry and said that it would clear off when he matures.

Later, I gave him some natural tabs for skin infections; his skin issues on his hind legs cleared off and hasn’t come back.

As of now, there are no pustules. Just dry flakey skin and his hair is falling quite a lot.
 

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100 % staphylococcus skin infection. Very characteristic clinical picture. As you been to docs, it’s most probably not mange (if you still have doubts, switch your tickflea protection to Nexgard, it treats mange). But, as guys say, it’s not typical localisation for mange.
To my liking, it is quite spread and requires attention. Next stage is pustules and you don’t want to get there.
Treatment of staph skin infection is
1. Long term antibiotics orally (e.g. ciprofloxacin), several months.
2. Shampoo with Chlorhexidine and Ketoconazole, lather and leave dog for 10 15 minutes, then rinse.
3. Good quality Fish oil with high content of DHA and EPA
4. Probiotics
5. Vitamins A, E, and zinc.
 

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Our little boy has been having this skin issue from quite some time. Photos above. It improved when I switched from RC to Famina N & D. Off lately since the past two weeks it’s been getting worse.

The spots are scaly and flaking, he is loosing a lot of hair.

Please give me some advice on any natural remedies that I could use for him. Thanks so much.

He’ll be 8 months on the 6th.



Since he is under a year I would get to the vet for a skin scrape to rule out manage... but I agree looks more like a staph infection. You are on a very good food, but he needs his immune system boosted and will need an antibiotic to clear the infection.
 

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I had taken him to the vet in the past for this. Actually went to two vets.
First, he went on some orally antibiotics and anti allergic meds. That time he had some skin issues on his hind legs.

Next, I took him to another vet ( a clinic with multiple docs), he said that there was no need to worry, it was due his immunity being low, since he had been recently vaccinated. Said it was folliculitis / superficial bacterial dermatitis and prescribed cetrizine for a week.

Again when we went to the clinic, they took a skin scrape and a blood smear. He had a bacterial infection, so an antibiotic cream was prescribed. (During this time the spots where he had lost his hair, were red and had formed pustules.)

On a follow up visit, the vet discontinued all antibiotics and prescribed cetrizine for 2 weeks. This was in late August. Told us not to worry and said that it would clear off when he matures.

Later, I gave him some natural tabs for skin infections; his skin issues on his hind legs cleared off and hasn’t come back.

As of now, there are no pustules. Just dry flakey skin and his hair is falling quite a lot.

add a probiotic to his diet... if you have raw goats milk, fresh sauerkraut or order herbsmith flora from Amazon, if you can get it
 

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Try Curaseb Chlorhexidine Shampoo 4% formula. Has to be 4% and you have to leave it on for 10 minutes. We struggled with this for over a year, spent tons of money trying various remedies, and this solved the problem. You can get it on amazon.
 

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When Castor has had staph infections, the vet has told us to use chlorehexidine shampoo and as advised above leave on for ten minutes. Our vet said they don't prescribe antibiotics for staph infections (but that might depend on the degree, of course - Castor just looked moth eaten here and there).
 
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Thanks a lot for all the responses.

Can someone please guide me on how to give vit a, vit e and zinc as @ Lalaloopise has stated. What would be the dosage?

I give him a probiotic daily, along with some fish oils.
 
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Try Curaseb Chlorhexidine Shampoo 4% formula. Has to be 4% and you have to leave it on for 10 minutes. We struggled with this for over a year, spent tons of money trying various remedies, and this solved the problem. You can get it on amazon.

I use use this shampoo, but I’m only able to get a 2% formula. Will look out for 4%. Thanks for the tip!
 
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OptimisticBully

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Our vet here is the same. He won’t prescribe any meds for the skin infection, only cetrizine. And baths with two shampoos, each to be left for 10 min.
 

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