08-14-2010, 06:38 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Thanx everyone but Mikey!
Thanks to everyone except Mikey
FYI, I have taken Max to 3 vets so far. The first vet, I have been taking Max and Sox (Max's sister/girlfriend) to since I got them as puppies. They have been telling me that he's allergic to fleas so I have been religiously giving them Comfortis, which works very well! I assure you neither Max or Sox have fleas. Second vet was a specialist in organic remedies for allergies and is why I now ONLY feed them $75 20lb. bags of Evo. The only problem with that vet is that she is a 2hr round trip. The third vet is local and the one I like the most so far. He respects and encourages my quest to go organic and my opposition to many vaccinations and things like steroid injections. The shampoo that he prescribed me is "Virbac animal health dermotology, KetoChlor, medicated Shampoo. He instructed me To bathe Max with it normally, including liberally and gently to the raw spots and to let him soak in the suds for about 10 minutes before rinsing him. He also did a skin scraping and ensured me that there no signs of scabies or mites and that it is a fungal infection (yeast). Which we already assumed since Sox has none of the symptoms Max has. They are at the bottom of their first 20lb. bag of ONLY Evo, None of the old, regular, food and I have thankfully found one that doesn't make them poop pudding. I and my vet are hoping that his allergy is a food allergy and that the food switch alone will help tremendously. The spots don't appear to be getting worse so I hope that they will start getting better quickly! Thanks again for all the suggestions! I will be sure to investigate them!