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Old 08-11-2010, 09:06 PM
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My dog is chewing his butt (both sides of his tail) RAW! it constantly oozes clear fluid and smells like yeast. It has also made his skin in those spots very stiff like leather. I have completely cut out people food, switched him to Evo organic, no grain food... the salmon kind. I've been giving him baths more often, once or twice a week, with special vet shampoo. All this and it just seems to be getting worse! Can ANYONE out there help????
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Did your vet indicate what the shampoo is for? Mange? Skin Allergies? What's the name of the shampoo?

Sometimes, these things get worse before they get better...I had a GSD/Collie mix growing up who would get seasonal allergies, and do the same thing, chew her back, just above the tail, and get the same result, tough, leathery skin, often times scabbed with some type of sebacious fluid...
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Ditto Tonka, what did your vet prescribe the shampoo for?
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Shaving the hot spot will help. It needs to get air on it. With the hair there, the saliva just stays there and the infection just will fester.

also, try coal tar shampoo if you can't/don't/wont get a medicated one from your vet. 100% fixed the spots on my dog that were like you describe. Warning tho, it will smell like gasoline LOL
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Ditto everyone else. What did the vet say was wrong? Please keep us updated. Thanks.
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Are you sure it is not a flea allergy? You can use a vinegar rinse to kill the yeast. Put a cup in a 1/2 gallon bucket and use like you would cream rinse ( apply then rinse off) You can also apply aloe vera. Just make sure and get it without coloring It will soothe and heal.
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A VET could help.

I would think when your dog chews his own skin RAW and is OOZING things you MIGHT want to see a vet.

(all else, I'm guessing the 'vet shampoo' was purchased at a pet store...no vet would just prescribe shampoo for an OOZING dog...)
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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!
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Thanx everyone but Mikey
Since you NEVER specified you'd seen a vet, kind of have to assume you weren't seeing one. It's kind of a common thing-people posting on the internet for a quick and easy solution to their pets health problem. Sorry If I assumed you didn't see a vet-but you didn't say you had-and if you had-why didn't you say what type of shampoo etc?? Most people who post like you did-didn't see a vet.
But even though you are less then polite-I'm glad your dog isn't getting worse...


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to many vaccinations and things like steroid injections
What vaccinations are you against?
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I have taken Max to 3 vets so far.
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