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My dogs skin is shedding like a snake...his whole body is scaly,dry&red... what

  1. Son-dog profile image51
    Son-dogposted 7 years ago

    My dogs skin is shedding like a snake...his whole body is scaly,dry&red... what can I do? HELP

    I have had him to the vet... they put him on steroids for a year and he cleared up but it broke down his immune system. Changed his food .. no soy,wheat,corn... all natural.. Ordered "Skin-Eze" online which was all natural ... pills,shampoo,spray and ear drops... nothing has made him better... I have tried Benedryl... Revolution... I have no idea what he has and its just getting worse....I have kept a diary and pictures of for the past 3 years and more frequently now bc everyday there is another sore on his body... somebody please help me

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    Go to a vet, in fact go to an emergency veterinary hospital right now.

  3. Son-dog profile image51
    Son-dogposted 7 years ago

    have him put down? if u don't have any information to help me I don't want to hear from you

  4. wychic profile image90
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    Has the vet said anything about what it might be? It sounds a bit like advanced scabies to me. I don't have any idea what the time for disease progression is with it since I've only ever seen wild animals (coyotes) that have gotten to the point that their whole body is involved and they don't have any fur left. Definitely talk to another vet if this one can't come up with a definitive diagnosis, and bear in mind that it might take a specialist to be able to come up with an effective treatment. In some cases, steroids may be the only effective treatment, and if the dog can live with the side effects then it might be the best you can do.

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    jasper420posted 7 years ago

    i had the same problem my vet told me to put omega three fish oil in his food get the gel cap poke a hole and put it on dry dog food it dose wonders for there skin you can pick it up at your local supper market its safe cheap easy and very effective good luck it worked for my bosten terrier i hope it works for you aslo you may try soaking him in a sulfadaine shampoo let him soak for twenty minutes then let him eat the fish oil food if hes not better in a few days you can take him to the vet they may want to give him allergy shots or some other kind of medication what ever it is iam sure theres a cure i know your worried and you love your pet please ignore the rude comments made by others they are ignorant and dont know anything my best wishes to you and your pet

  6. E.Welch profile image58
    E.Welchposted 7 years ago

    My family and I moved from the midwest to the southern U.S. a few years ago, and in this area there were a lot of dogs with this type of skin issue. When my sons dog developed this they took him to the vet he had special soap, medicine nothing worked, then his neighbor say's why don't you do what we do.
    This remedy sounded so odd but nothing else worked so he reluctantly tried it with great results.. it really worked it was sounds crazy but used not new used car motor oil rubbed on the skin, try it on a small area if your reluctant but it really does work.

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    leadsanddealsposted 7 years ago

    Have you ever tried AHCC or Organic Apple Cider vinegar? There are some great things I read about it and you can get the acv free online.

  8. Petri Rahikkala profile image58
    Petri Rahikkalaposted 4 years ago

    I think you have same issue which I had with my dogs. The dogs foods which I bough did not contain enough fats. To be exact, essential fatty acids. I started reading about package labeling and noticed that they are really "dry" and had barely no oil or fat in them. Check the http://www.oilfordogs.com for more information.