Genetic Skin Problem??? - Pitbulls : Go Pitbull Dog Forums

           
   

Go Back   Pitbulls : Go Pitbull Dog Forums > General Pitbull Forums > Health & Nutrition



GopitBull.com is the premier Pitbull Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Forum Information
Forum Members:
Total Threads:
Posts: 4

Forum Staff:
redog
YUNGSTER
ThaLadyPit
Rudy4747
ames
coach
Carriana
jttar
BCdogs
EckoMac


There are currently users online.

Advertisements

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-27-2018, 03:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
 

amandacoriaa is an unknown quantity at this point
Question Genetic Skin Problem???

Hey all! Im a first time pit bull owner myself. I love my furbaby with all my heart and have had pit bulls before but she is my first personal pit bull. She is light in coloration, definitely a fawn color... MY QUESTION IS, what can i do to ease her flare ups? She has months without flare ups when her skin looks good and her hair is fully grown in, but then there are weeks where her hair starts falling out and she gets sores on her stomach and she is incredibly itchy. My husband and I thought it was a starch allergy and so we switched to Merrick brand with no potatoes or sweet potatoes and also started giving her fish oil and it seemed to work instantly but now, she is starting to flare up again and her hair is falling out and the sores on her tummy have returned. Should i switch her to a raw diet? should I take her to a dermatologist? I took her to another vet and he ruled out any kind of mange and said it was most likely just genetics because of her coloration. SO PLEASE HELP CUZ SHE IS ITCHY AND I HAVE RUN OUT OF IDEAS!!!
amandacoriaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-27-2018, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
EckoMac's Avatar
 

1x Dog of the Month 1x Welder\'s walk to end alzheimers
EckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninja
EckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninja
Find some local bee pollen and start very slowly adding that to her diet. It will help her build up her immune system against environmental allergies. Adding a probiotic and ACV with the mother will also help he immune system to fight the allergies. Duxo products are amazing as is coconut oil for topical relief from the hives and itchiness.
__________________


"i can explain it to you, but i can't understand it for you."
EckoMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2018, 10:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
 

rmjanis2014 is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by amandacoriaa View Post
Hey all! Im a first time pit bull owner myself. I love my furbaby with all my heart and have had pit bulls before but she is my first personal pit bull. She is light in coloration, definitely a fawn color... MY QUESTION IS, what can i do to ease her flare ups? She has months without flare ups when her skin looks good and her hair is fully grown in, but then there are weeks where her hair starts falling out and she gets sores on her stomach and she is incredibly itchy. My husband and I thought it was a starch allergy and so we switched to Merrick brand with no potatoes or sweet potatoes and also started giving her fish oil and it seemed to work instantly but now, she is starting to flare up again and her hair is falling out and the sores on her tummy have returned. Should i switch her to a raw diet? should I take her to a dermatologist? I took her to another vet and he ruled out any kind of mange and said it was most likely just genetics because of her coloration. SO PLEASE HELP CUZ SHE IS ITCHY AND I HAVE RUN OUT OF IDEAS!!!
My 10 yr old pit has same issues. Loses hair in armpits, hard, neck, ears, etc.

I completely changed her diet. Never realized how horrible dog food really is until I started reading labels. Have her on canned salmon and grain free organic small salmon kibble. I use a food processor and add carrots, blueberries, broccoli, etc. Cut out table food. Give her canned tuna for snack, grain free organic dog treats.

I started researching oils because she gets skin plack which looks like it human psoriasis. I found a products for african women called Hollywood Beauty - tea tree oil. It has anti fungal fighters, aloevera, mint, sunflower oil, tea tree oil, rose hops, seed oils, lemon, root extract, vitamin e, and does have peanut oil in it. I have had sucess with using this product. In 3 weeks her hair is coming back and skin has been showing vast improvement. Every 3-4 days I massage into her dry areas, legs, feet, ears, face, neck, armpits, etc. So far no bad reactions.

I found a company online that tests dog hair for 300 allergies both food and environmental. It costs about 147.00 which beats thousands in vet bill's for skin scraping, bloodwork, hair samples, etc. Link below:

https://affordablepettest.com/produc...rgy-test-pets/

I'll add update once I get the results.

So far the diet change, frequent baths 3-4 a month ( I use puppy hypo allergenic, dye free, grain free shampoo), and 1.5-2 times weekly rubdown with tea tree oil have helped her skin.

Also make sure your dog doesn't have fleas. My dog is highly allergic. I believe that is what started this last skin problem. A simple trip to the vet turned into skin hell.

I hope you find some relief for your dog. These pictures are updated today from 3 weeks ago when her neck was bald, head full of scabs, right ear was completely bald her legs, upper arms half bald, she had balding freddy Kruger like scratches on her sides and she had severe blisters and bumps under her armpits.

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
rmjanis2014 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 10-30-2018, 03:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
EckoMac's Avatar
 

1x Dog of the Month 1x Welder\'s walk to end alzheimers
EckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninja
EckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninjaEckoMac reputation ninja
Tea Tree oil is not the best choice for dogs. It can be toxic. There are better options out there for topical use. Coconut oil and Duoxo products are my preference.
__________________


"i can explain it to you, but i can't understand it for you."
EckoMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
genetic, problem, skin



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:35 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
pitbull , pitbulls , pit bulls , american pitbull terrier , apbt , bsl , pitbull forums , pitbull pictures , pitbull information
Go Pitbull Site Map
Go Pitbull