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Old 03-28-2010, 01:08 AM
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Question maybe paranoid, adopted puppy

Ok so I just adopted my puppy yesterday, his name is Onix and he is probably a lab mix who has cute bouncy ears and curly tail, I was told he is about 6 weeks old, they just rescued him 10 days ago he was wondering around with lots of ticks but other than that he was healthy, they gave him a medicated bath and did whatever they do to puppies along with is first shot (can't remember word in english, sorry).

Today I noticed this really light dandruff, he has been scratching a little so in an attempt to help him feel better and get rid of that dusty look I brushed him for the first time, he loves it! anyways, his skin is very dry and under the sun you can see his skin on some areas such as paws, an area of his chest is like that too, under his arms you can feel a strange texture but I was told this area is where he had the tick problem and he is still healing, but it's different from paws and chest, lots of that dusty stuff near his nose too but I don't think it was there yesterday, unless I did not notice with the excitement... in this picture his mouth looks funny too... he is never still enough to check


I have to take him to the vet the 5th, should I take him sooner? I worry it might be an allergy or something worse!
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to me it just looks like he has dry skin, but i'm not super familiar with skin issues, tho other members here are. you may want to add some fish/flax/sunflower/olive oil to his food... it will help with the dry skin... as far as the vet trip, i would think that if the skin doesn't get worse it would be ok to wait until the 5th, unless he seems to be really uncomfortable with it (ie scratching and licking at it a lot) but someone else who is more familiar with skin issues may suggest otherwise.

that said, if YOU feel like he should go in, by all means just take him in, or give them a call and ask their opinion....

btw, he sure is a cutie!
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Well I won't be much help...but I wanted to say congrats on your new addition and he is very cute!!

Oh and WELCOME!
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Thanks for your replies like I mentioned before I've had dogs while growing up but we would get them straight from the breeder so they were in perfect health, one of them developed a food allergy as an adult and while he was loosing a bit of fur on the skin he had this sort of red sores which my puppy doesn't have, he doesn't lick and scratchs but not constantly or for too long.

Maybe it's not so bad and it's sort of just the "shock" if that makes sense, I am not used to seeing a puppy with a bit of furr missing so I can't help but worry, the word scabies come to mind (never seen a dog with it upclose though), but since he was rescued maybe he had that problem and is still healing?

I think I'll just call the vet and wait until the 5th unless he tells me otherwise
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He is a cutie pie

About the "dryness" around his nose, from the picture it almost looks like there is small patches of missing fur? I can't really tell from just a photo, but I would like to note that my puppy had Demodectic Mites, and they mostly attack the face more than any other areas. If she is missing fur and scratching alot you may have to get a skin scrape to check for mites. Demodectic Mites are common in puppies (mostly strays) and they catch it from mom. Luckily these form of mites aren't as contagious as others, and if caught early on can be treated right away before they get out of hand. While there have been a few cases of humans catching skin irritation from demodex mites it is almost unheard of. I hope this isn't what it is, but if so my vet gave my pup a liquid oral medication called Ivermectin, and it seemed to work really well.

BTW: I'm not saying your puppy has mites for sure, but by judging by the photo you posted and considering my pup just had demodex mites I just wanted to note it looks a lot like them to me. I would definitely have the vet check him out.

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My first thought was Demo too....ditto everything that sarah said...the vet can check for it with a simple test


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ahh so I am not paranoid after all! found a picture I took as soon as they brought it home (taken just the night before the first picture I posted) that I was able to take when he was falling asleep:

If you take a close look he had already that dry spot on his mustache which expanded by next morning and today he has a bit of that dryness above his eyebrow... too bad it's sunday it will have to wait until tomorrow

The dryness is focused around his nose, on his nose bridge and he has missing furr on his neck/chest area and a bit on his paws, near his nails, since he had already been checked by the vet I thought it might be some side effect from the ticks or something
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naw, I'd say thats either allergies, a skin infection, or mange (demo)...the demo can also cause bacterial and fungal infections...my dog had both on top of the mange.

if its allergies, you want to get him on a good food. Iam not sure what brands are available to you in Mexico, so I hesitate to recommend one

hes VERY cute btw.
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I am feeding him Kirkland's Premium Puppy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable formula, from what I read it's one of the best available stuff we have in my little town, and the low price doesn't hurt, he was already eating it at his foster home so I doubt it's the food.

I remembered the adoption agency has an event today where they have a vet so I took my Onix there, they told me to give him a bath with oatmeal soap and to add some oils to his diet, that it was ok to wait until the 5th to take him to the vet, they even made a joke about the cause being stress.

Gave him a bath, when he was dry he had that dusty look again, brushed him to get rid of it... didn't quite work, but at least now I know it's also coming from the back of his ears, I read about mange and I think that is it, I don't want to risk him losing more hair so I'll take him to the vet tomorrow morning.
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ahhh good, i thought someone else would have more info on the skin issues... sorry i wasn't more helpful good luck with the vet tomorrow tho, and keep us posted
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