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Old 11-11-2012, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Need some help

I have a blue pit he is 3 years old in the past few months he has been losing hair on his head neck and back and there are bumps where the hair is missing it doesn't seem to bother him I took him to the vet and he first treated him for a bacteria infection then treated him for mange but nothing has changed it actually seems to be getting worse so if anyone can help that would be great



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Old 11-12-2012, 01:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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did they do a skin scrape to test for mange? would not make sense to treat for mange if they did not confirm that was what it was. You can look into allergy testing or just play a guessing game and try eliminating things to see if it improves. What are you feeding her right now, food, treats ect list everything. 1st guess would be a food allergy , next would be a contact allergy from something around your home, yard or have you checked for fleas??

Can you post a picture it may help as well. You can treat with benadryl and see if it helps the symptoms, if it does then you know it is an allergy. Benadryl wont cure what is causing it but if she is itchy or uncomfortable it may help relieve her a bit until you figure out what is causing it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Yes they did a skin scrape I feed him nutro large breed and just the milk bone treats


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Old 11-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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I would maybe start with a grain free food and see if any improvement there. I had a pup recently go through some skin issues and turned out he was having them due to the milk bone treats. Could try cutting the treats out for a bit and see if it helps. I know allergy testing is expensive so without it you just have to try eliminating things one by one until you see results, give things a couple weeks though atleast to see results.
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It does sound like red mange but it can be controled. The mange comes from a micro scopic mite that is normally picked up from the mother while they are nurseing. This may not sound like a good idea to you, but an old remedy is to put used motor oil heavy on the affected area. The oil from an air cooled engine has more sulfur and the oil its self will kill the mites. Most dogs have a natural resistance to the mange so it never bothers them. Almost all do have the mites. Some pit lines have a weakness to this common problem but with your patience and repeated applications it does work.
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Ok thanks ill try these ideas and ill try to post a pic soon


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How often should I use the oil if I do decide to do that


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Old 11-12-2012, 04:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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No one on this planet could get me to put motor oil on my dog.
What type of mange did the doctor say he has?
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Yea I'm taking him to another vet tomorrow to get a different opinion not exactly sure what type


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thats a good idea. a second opinion is always a good idea....
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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When you find out if it's mange or not, and what type it is, hit us up, we'll be able to better help when that has been determined.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Ok Thanks will do


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Old 11-13-2012, 12:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
 
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These are some pics of my dogs skin where the hair missing


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I've been using fish oil tablets for my dog that had similar issues. Vets can also prescribe antihistamines for flare ups


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