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Old 07-10-2018, 09:10 AM
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Some form of dermititis?

I recently inherited a chi/Pekinese mix. Weighs maybe 4 pounds. She's 7.
During spring and summer she has no hair. She has a strong odor, also a flea magnet.
She also has sores and scrapes from scratching, chewing and rubbing.
Have tried diatomaceous earth, bath's like every other day at first cause she couldn't rest. I've tried moisturizers for both humans, dogs, cats you name it.
They helped but only for a little while. Also flea bath's, sprays and powders.
Any suggestions on what to do for her would be greatly appreciated Y'all.
Thanks to you all.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:03 PM
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Take her to a vet, get rid of the fleas and, have a skin scraping done to find the cause of the problem, and a treatment that will work.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:05 PM
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Yes the vet was my next thing to do with her. I've tried everything I know. The people I got her from has her on a high protein diet too. She has never been walked, she has puppy pads. So I've tried to walk her some. Previous owners had a hawk try and take her one day so they didn't take her back out.
Do Y'all think I'm doing too many changes with her?
Too much too soon?
I'm trying to calm her skin down, de-flea her
Change her diet, I don't feel she needs high protein, am I wrong?
Teach walking on leash etc.
Sorry for too many questions, I feel desperate for this girl i want her to get better.
Thanks
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:29 PM
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First get her de- fleaed and, get that skin condition under control. She can't focus well on other training when she is uncomfortable and itching. Next work on leash training. Once you have that, then house training and, all the come easier.

As for food, I agree, she doesn't need high protein but, being an indoor dog, a grain free for less bulky stools might be something you want for her.
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Thanks Halo
Yes the vet was my next thing to do with her. I've tried everything I know. The people I got her from has her on a high protein diet too. She has never been walked, she has puppy pads. So I've tried to walk her some. Previous owners had a hawk try and take her one day so they didn't take her back out.
Do Y'all think I'm doing too many changes with her?
Too much too soon?
I'm trying to calm her skin down, de-flea her
Change her diet, I don't feel she needs high protein, am I wrong?
Teach walking on leash etc.
Sorry for too many questions, I feel desperate for this girl i want her to get better.
Thanks
It may be that she's allergic to fleas and that is what is causing her skin to go haywire. I have a Chi x Dach that has environmental allergies during the warmer months, and in addition to that he also has a flea allergy. I have him on Apoquel for the environmental allergies and found that it was not working as it should and he'd start itching around 12 hours after his daily dose when it should last for 24 hours. I was completely puzzled about what was going on until I noticed some fleas on the dog I'm dog sitting. I flea combed my boy and got fleas off him! Problem solved. I flea combed him really well, gave him his dose of NexGard 1 day early, and he's finally stopped itching.

Take care of those fleas on her, get her on some sort of monthly flea preventative from the vet, don't bother with the cheap ones they sell at pet stores or WalMart, and if she's still itchy after a week or two ask the vet about Apoquel. I'd also have her checked for a yeast infection, her constantly itching and chewing at her skin can cause one and yeast infections will cause dogs to smell horrible.

What do you consider a high protein diet? The one I feed is 26% protein, but my boy also gets the occasional meal of raw meaty bones, and freeze dried raw food. I'm not sure what the RMB's protein level is but the freeze dried raw food is 44% protein. Dogs are made to eat meat and unless they have some health condition that says they need lower protein then high protein won't hurt them. What I've found with my boy, he's around 7.8 lbs is that serving size is what matters, he packs on weight if I overfeed him even a little!
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I can't thank all of you enough for your advice on Sandy. I think I'm finally making headway on the fleas though. I check her constantly during the day.
I feel that she maybe allergic to fleas too.
So far today a lot less itchy's, but I'm watching her.
So if she has a yeast infection it will make her stink?
I didn't know that.
I'm definitely going to make her an appointment to check everything out on her.
I can't thank you all enough for everything.
I will post again soon after her appointment and let Y'all know the prognosis.
Thanks!😃
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Thanks to all of you for your advice.
I took her to the vet.
He found that she's got a skin disease brought on by being constantly infested with fleas for a long time.

It was Serbatious dermatitis something like that.
She got shots and shampoo for that disease, and flea pills.
But you can only use the shampoo three times a week. Not good for her.
In between washes, I rubbed her down with Campho Pheneque.
She's so much better now.
Enjoying herself now.
Loves her strolls around the yard.
I'm so happy!
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Have you tried a Lavender spray? You can buy Pure organic lavender oil and mix it with water and spray her before she goes out side. Lavender helps repel fleas and its great for skin conditions. You can also mix lavender with coconut oil and put small amounts in your hands rub them together and pet her all over. It'll condition her skin, and keep fleas away. I always try natural remedies first for everything. I've started my dog on a lavender wash for his bacterial folliculitis. I just started him on it so I hope I'll see results in a few days. I put two links below so you can make a informed decision, holistic remedies isn't for everyone. Hope she feels better soon.

LAVENDER OIL FOR DOGS - Natural Flea Treatment For Dogs Using Lavender Oil
https://www.123essentialoils.com/ess...ils-for-fleas/
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