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Vhoas

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Hello all.
It’s been a while since I posted anything on here.

Our beautiful Lola isn’t 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 doesn’t seem different in herself.

The fur has started to grow back in some places and I fully understand it’s 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 I’m now getting upset, and stressed about the whole situation.
She went to the vets this week who seem to think it’s ‘dust mites’..

She is on antibiotics to help her skin.

But it’s her not eating that’s upsetting me.

Does anyone have any thoughts or help?

Thank you in advance.
 

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1Chumly

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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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Hello all.
It’s been a while since I posted anything on here.

Our beautiful Lola isn’t 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 doesn’t seem different in herself.

The fur has started to grow back in some places and I fully understand it’s 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 I’m now getting upset, and stressed about the whole situation.
She went to the vets this week who seem to think it’s ‘dust mites’..

She is on antibiotics to help her skin.

But it’s her not eating that’s upsetting me.

Does anyone have any thoughts or help?

Thank you in advance.


What an ordeal for both of you….. 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.
[MENTION=2091]BabyDuke[/MENTION] 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
 
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Vhoas

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What an ordeal for both of you….. 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.
[MENTION=2091]BabyDuke[/MENTION] 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/pets/ava-veterinary-approved-adult-sensitive-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 don’t think she is ‘unwell’ 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 I’m 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 I’m failing. Hate seeing her like this.
 

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Thank you for the advice.

My girlfriend wants to try this kibble

https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/ava-veterinary-approved-adult-sensitive-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 don’t think she is ‘unwell’ 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 I’m 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 I’m failing. Hate seeing her like this.

Are you in the UK?


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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.

https://www.biggreensmile.com/produ...MIgsyXppnT5wIVCLrtCh2DLQbPEAQYAiABEgIckvD_BwE

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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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/produ...MIgsyXppnT5wIVCLrtCh2DLQbPEAQYAiABEgIckvD_BwE

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.


I’m not sure if it’s 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 hasn’t 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.
It’s always this time of year and sometimes in the summer where she seems to loose fur.
 

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Yes sorry I should of said that.

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.
[MENTION=13737]1Chumly[/MENTION] might have it too


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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.
[MENTION=13737]1Chumly[/MENTION] might have it too


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We did have a list but I can't find it yet. Will keep digging.
 

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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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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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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.


it does happen at times, where the food just starts to not agree with them anymore
 

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Vitamins.jpgOur Oliver started in Dec with losing hair on his back and red spots, had him tested for ring worm, had skin cytology test, allergy test etc. Ring worm was negative but one test came back and vet wanted to surgically remove the lesions.
I did some digging. This is what worked for us.

We took him off all meds ( he was on a low dose steroid for bad allergies )
switching from apoquel to cytopoint shot.
I started using Nu stock cream ( Miracle cream !! )
I started a RAW diet
I also supplement these vitamins ( they are pricy but really help build the immune system )- Thorne Research Immugen
and I started giving him turmeric.

it has been about 6 weeks. all his hair has grown back on his back and where he had thin hair on his sides is growing in thick. all the lesions are dried up and 95 % gone.
he is much more comfortable .

I am a fan of ruling things out first at the vet but this is what helped us ! Olivers skin was HORRIBLE 6 weeks ago. red inflamed, and he has lost so much.

Best wishes. it is so hard when this happens.
 
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