How to treat the skin condition of my dog?

@mabzki (90)
Philippines
June 13, 2011 2:03am CST
Hi, Guys I have a Dachshund that have some kind of skin patches which I think are Mange in its hairs. The first time I saw it I thought It's just her hair-loss which is normal but a couple of months pass by, It spread all over her body and she was feeling itchy everytime. I normally take her to bath every other day, I tried shampooing her but It never works, It keeps getting worse everyday. Any recommendations or products that I could buy to cure it?
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@Octav1 (1421)
• Romania
14 Jun 11
You cannot treat a dog who suffers from Mange with baths and shampoo. You MUST ask a vet for the proper treatment because your dog is suffering a lot. If you don't do this, you can be accused of animal cruelty because it is cruel to let a dog suffer like this.
@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
13 Jun 11
Hello Mabzki and welcome to myLot. If it is mange what your dog has, it won't go away only with simple baths and shampooing. Do take her to the vet for the proper treatment, otherwise it won't be but worse! You wouldn't like to be in her shoes to feel itch all over your body... After giving her the medicines and baths against mange that your vet recommends her, you can consider giving her some salmon oil to help her hair grow faster and thicker. But for the treatment, please ask the vet.
@mabzki (90)
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
I don't feel itchy at all when I'm beside her. Is there a replacement for that salmon oil? I can seem to find it in the store near us, however there is some other organic oils there, like Sunflower, Aloe Vera, Jojoba oil, etc... can I use these instead?
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@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
13 Jun 11
Of course you don't feel itchy, because Mange can't be transmitted from dogs to humans. I only asked you theoretically if you would like to fell all your skin itchy. Please read carefully the advice you got because I said the salmon oil can only help the hair grow AFTER the dog has been treated with the proper medication given by the vet. I don't know if Sunflower, Aloe Vera or Jojoba oil can help, I only know about the salmon oil, because I used it for my dog and I read inside its indications that it can be used for this. I know that a visit to the vet can be quite costly but it will cost you even more if you delay the proper treatment. The salmon oil that I recommended is a supplement, you can give it to your dog or not; it is not mandatory. But the medical treatment is!
@mabzki (90)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
Sorry, I'm really having a hard time understanding Idioms, however I know what you are pointing out now. I thought you meant that salmon oil are applied to the skin. So I start listing some oils that can be use on the skin but when you said supplement, oh that's why. Going to the vet seems to be the only solution to this. Thanks inu1711
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• Philippines
13 Jun 11
hi mabzki, WELCOME TO MYLOT! A week ago I brought Everette to the vet because of the mange the vet gave him a medicated bath and now the mange is slowly getting out of his skin maybe two or more medicated bath and he will be fine. In your case if the mange already spread to his body I would suggest he need a proper medication hope he will be fine soon. happy mylotting
@mabzki (90)
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
How much would it cost?
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
it cost 28 dollars
@mabzki (90)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
Thanks, maybe I'll consider buying it.
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
hey mabzki our dogs have same skin disease try using "doggies choice" anti-magne... it works on our dogs... use it to her every other day... one more thing if possible, when you apply the soap to her don't rinse it immediately, leave the lathered soap on her body for about 3-5mins before rinsing it off... ;D
@mabzki (90)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
Hi, peach You have a dog too? What breed? Doggies choice? I'll try to find it in SM. Okay I just leave it lathered for 3 - 5 mins, got it. Thanks.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
My 5 year old have the same condition. There are patches in the skin where there is a hair loss. I tried using anti mange shampoo and soap but it is still not working. I was advised by my friend to use a cream, Tap Derm is the name of that cream. She says it works on her dog and the fur is starting to grow again. I think you can ask a vet if they have creams like that available.
@mabzki (90)
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
Thanks, I will try to ask that to my vet.
@rhejans (191)
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
Hi mabzki, Welcome to MyLot! Yes i think some of this are forms of allergies. You should identify what allergies your pet have. First, I recommend you should schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to have an allergy test performed on your dog. Your vet may use a skin and/or blood test to properly diagnose what allergen is creating the problem so you can properly treat the allergenic condition. Second, I recommend limit your dog's exposure to irritant once you have determined what allergen is causing the problem. For example, If your dog suffers from a flea allergy, you will need to routinely use flea medication and treat your home for fleas. For skin allergies such as a grass allergy, you will need to limit exposure to tall glasses and weeds and vacuum your home frequently to remove grass pollens. Third i recommend provide your pet with a premium dog food that contains hypoallergenic proteins and carbohydrates and few preservatives. Premium dog foods that contain venison, fish, potatoes, and brown rice often help to remove symptoms of skin allergies. You may also want to ask your veterinarian about the option of a prescription diet or home-cooked foods for your dog. Forth, I recommend use a hypoallergenic dog shampoo when bathing your pet to avoid further irritation to the skin. Maybe this is the reason why your dog is getting worse the skin irritation becuase of not using hypoallergenic shampoo that you keep using to your dog. Many commercial dog shampoos contain harsh chemicals that strip away beneficial skin oils, which can aggravate a skin allergy condition. Lastly, I recommend Add a supplement to your dog's diet that is beneficial for his skin. Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oild tablets, and olive oil all provide nutrients that help to improve the dog's skin and coat, which can help to reduce the severity of skin allergy symptoms. I home some of my recommendation will help you and your dog. God Bless ^^,)
@mabzki (90)
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
I usually don't feed them with dog foods rather the meals that we eat. The shampoo I'm using to her is also ours. I have vitamins for her, which the vet prescribe last year It's called "Nutri-plus Gel".
@samrie29 (112)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
It would be best to bring your dog to the vet to get proper medications and have the right prescription on medicines. Also check your dog's dog food since he might be allergic to chicken. Any dog food that includes chicken flavoring/chicken as part of the ingredient might be the source of the mange and itchiness. My labrador and other dogs encountered the same problem and we discovered that it was the chicken flavoring that caused the problem. Good luck and I hope your dog gets better.