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I have a 4 yr old blue nose boy. He will be 5 on Jan 20th. He has had skin issues on and off for years. The vets keep recommending antibiotics but after they are done the spots come back. I had him neutered because of blood drip coming out of his private area. The dr said this will help with the “allergies” affecting his skin. Anyways he is getting spots again and they are worse. He scratches them often.
 

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Firstly, what are you feeding?
Secondly, have you tried hypoallergenic detergent for his bedding?
Has the vet done skin scrapings?
I have tried different foods to see if it had something to do with that. I originally was feeding him Taste of the Wild. Then the vet recommended Science Diet so i tried that. After that didn’t change anything the vet said that a lot of dogs are allergic to chicken and most foods have chicken in their ingredients whether it’s chicken broth or something else chicken. So then i started giving him Blue Buffalo Basics but still nothing changed. Finally the vet said to try a vegetarian food because he found crystals in his urine and that is when i started Natural Balance Plant Powered and that is also around the time when he got neutered. I recently changed his food again and now i am giving him Solid Gold food. The changing of food was hard to decifer because he was on and off of antibiotics thru out the time. He sleeps in the bed with my wife and i. The vet did go scrapings i remember that it was not mange but i don’t remember what it actually was. I’m going to call the vet on Monday to get that information.
 

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Well, doesn't sound like a food issue, but...
Have you tried novel proteins...fish, Venison, kangaroo? Not sure if Solid Gold makes any of these, but Zignature has a whole line of novel proteins.
Hope you find an answer.
Do have access to a specialty vet that could give you a second opinion?
 

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Welcome to the world of owning blue dogs. Breeding for recessive color gets poor immune systems.
Switch to a fish based diet. And to combat environmental allergies start giving local be pollen and probiotics.
There is an epic ton of info on here regarding allergies and how to battle them.
 

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Hello, I have a 4 yr old blue nose boy. He will be 5 on Jan 20th. He has had skin issues on and off for years. The vets keep recommending antibiotics but after they are done the spots come back. I had him neutered because of blood drip coming out of his private area. The dr said this will help with the “allergies” affecting his skin. Anyways he is getting spots again and they are worse. He scratches them often. Try M-T-G on the areas. Could be hotspots comes and go but mostly during the summer months. It's very common here in Florida. Now it's not a pleasant smell for being in the house..
 

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Skin issues are some of the most frustrating issues you will ever come across in owning this breed. I would try to see a dermatology specialist. This kind of thing may never be cured, just managed.
Just my experience in that I have seen it happen a couple of times. Neutering at the same time as the dog is battling skin issues makes it worse. I realize you had another issue going on there, but just my experience....
 
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