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Old 08-31-2019, 08:19 AM
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Need Advice for Puppies feet and tail issues.

Hey, we just had our first litter of puppies, the momma is an Aussie. Well after the first week we noticed the hair on the tails was going away... and than thde feet issues began. I have taken them to the vet and all he said was.. "it's dermatological take this medicine for 10 days and it will clear right up." Well it Hasn't it's actually gotten a lot worse... I have attachted pictures of the worst one, but they all are having the tail issue but just this one and one other are having feet issues like this. I have tried to do my research so when i go back to the Vet i can have more information. But I can't find anything online that matches what is happening. When i give them a bath it does not seem to hurt them when i touch the areas.... Any advice would be helpful! Thank you!


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Old 08-31-2019, 09:07 AM
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Ouch, that foot looks tender!
I am thinking it could be mange! Perhaps even a secondary bacterial or fungal infection on top of it on the feet.
Vets normally do a scraping of the infected skin to find out what exactly is going on. Some mites can burrow so deep into the skin that they might not even be detected with a scraping.
Is there another vet in the area you could see?
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Old 08-31-2019, 10:35 AM
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Thank you!

Thank you for the advice! Yea we are currently looking into another Vet as the one we went to he literally walked in picked one pup up and said yea it's dermatological.... But i defiantly will mention it to the next one what you had said!
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:46 PM
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Thank you for the advice! Yea we are currently looking into another Vet as the one we went to he literally walked in picked one pup up and said yea it's dermatological.... But i defiantly will mention it to the next one what you had said!


Maybe there might be something to put on the feet as a temporary fix so the feet are not so swelled. Does the puppy seem to be in pain?


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Any update on this little guy?

Have you ruled out any mites, fleas, etc?

What are his living conditions?

Have you placed them all in a sterile location?

Mix povidone-iodine with water till it looks like iced tea, and soak your pup's paws for about five minutes. This will get rid of almost anything that is bothering your dogs' skin.

It will remove allergens and fungus and heal the raw skin all in the same go.

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Old 09-09-2019, 09:20 AM
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Hi. I like the povidone iodine suggestion. I will add that to my repertoire of skin treatments. My last dog had very bad skin due to allergies, yeast. A few things I did: I used diluted peroxide half and half with distilled water in a spray bottle for spot, touch ups. When I bathed him, I used one of two shampoo solutions. The first is chlorhexidine 4% + PS shampoo. I applied to the inflamed areas. Leave on for five minutes. I also used a chlorhexidine solution, 2% chlorhexidine gluconate, which needs to be premixed. I used the second one in a mix in a spray bottle for touch ups. These shampoos work very well for any skin stuff. They are strong. Not sure if they would be ok on puppies, but you could always do a spot check. Or contact a pet pharmacy. I also used an allergy suit. Those things are a lifesaver. They BREAK the cycle of itch. And the skin clears up fastest this way.

Like the other reader suggested it looks like fungal. But a vet who does a scraping would be best. If it is fungal, maybe momma dog has it also? Wouldn’t be a bad idea to get her checked. Also maybe check the food. Maybe your bag dog food could have the aflatoxin, mold in it? Check the bag date, smell/check the food. Some thoughts. Good luck.

It’s heartwrenching to see little pups go thru stuff so early.
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Old 09-27-2019, 04:46 AM
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For Tails issue you must go through this concept:

Items You Will Need
First-aid supplies
Elizabethan collar
Pain medication
Flea and tick prevention medication (optional)

Tips
Depending on your dog's injury, you may need to double up on a number of scare tactics, such as using an Elizabethan collar after surgery.
Take his cone collar off periodically to allow him a chance to move freely, but keep a close eye on him to prevent him from aggravating his injury.
Depending on where his tail injury is, you may need to wash him after he has gone to the bathroom to prevent possible contamination and infection.

Warnings
Always consult a veterinarian if your dog's tail appears broken or is bleeding heavily.
Never attempt to diagnose or treat your dog yourself, as doing so may prolong proper treatment or leave the injury open to infection.
Seek professional medical advice before administering any home care treatment beyond simple wound cleaning.
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