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Old 02-13-2013, 03:58 PM
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weird rash on my old dog...cant figure it out

my male sharpei who is about 14 years old has a very strange rash growing on his back legs. it not necessarily near the genitals. the rash is on both back legs and spreads down to his feet. it is black and scabby. feels like leather and has been spreading, slowly at first but now more rapid. it is not on his belly, but is now slowing appearing on his front legs as well. what is this and how can i treat it?
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Can you post some pictures of it?

Have you taken him to the vet to have it checked yet?

Have you used any new topical treatments on him like Frontline, or a new shampoo?

Do you have new carpeting or does he have a new bed?

Have you washed his bedding in a new detergent?

Does he lay in any area of the yard a lot, if so what plants are there?

Have you taken him anywhere new lately where he could have come in contact with something?

Have you tried bathing him and if so did he start to smell bad a day or two after the bath?
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Your first stop should be your vet...only he can tell you what it really is and how to fix it.
Your description reminds me of " elephant skin " , we have a few dogs at the shop that come for grooming who are afflicted. I gave you a link, talk about it with your vet if it rings a bell. Good Luck, keep us posted

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Ditto Shadowkins. Please take him to the vet for proper diagnosis and treatment. (And let us know what they say, if you think about it. )
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Can you post some pictures of it?

Have you taken him to the vet to have it checked yet?

Have you used any new topical treatments on him like Frontline, or a new shampoo?

Do you have new carpeting or does he have a new bed?

Have you washed his bedding in a new detergent?

Does he lay in any area of the yard a lot, if so what plants are there?

Have you taken him anywhere new lately where he could have come in contact with something?

Have you tried bathing him and if so did he start to smell bad a day or two after the bath?
im not sure how to post pictures
no im incredibly afraid to take him into the vet. id like to know what im dealing with before i do that.
we dont shampoo him with anything but what our vet gave us. and we have been using the same shampoo for years.
no new carpeting.
no new bedding
he stays inside because we cant really take him anywhere
the house stays clean (no molds or anything)
when in the yard he likes to eat snow but hes done that for years as well
no plants are in the yard. grass basically
he smells fine. even the rashed area does. it is worried me lately and i believe the disease whatever it is is a specific to breed disease. . .
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i believe it is this...idiopathic mucinosis. google it if you want to see what my lovely dog appears to look like.... ive done extensive research and i will be taking him to the vet asap. it is either that disease or cutaneous mucinosis because it is breed specific and prone to sharpeis. i could still use imput and thank you all for the help. it means alot.
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i have not found a treatment or anything yet... if anyone finds anything. id just like to know what to expect if my vet agrees with my diagnosis for my poor whimpy (his name )
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Shar Pei: Shar Pei fever, amiloïdosis, mucinosis, shar pei skin diseases... a very special breed - Monatsthema - Cabinet veterinaire Luc Beco - Dermatologie veterinaire - Spa (Belgique) - Douleur articulaire - Luxembourg go to this website. my dog has the spots... the idiopathic mucinosis...i think...
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Ohhh! boy that looks painful, is it? Poor thing, hope you and your vet can figure it out. One of the sites I read said something about prednisone....could that maybe control it , if not cure it?
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Ohhh! boy that looks painful, is it? Poor thing, hope you and your vet can figure it out. One of the sites I read said something about prednisone....could that maybe control it , if not cure it?
i think my poor whimpy is hiding the pain but yes i believe he is in pain. prednisone seems like a good option so far.... hopefully we can cure him!
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