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new black 1yr pug losing hair, chewing on legs and behind until bleeding? what can we do to help?

she is a rescue, we have had her for almost 3 months, when we got her she a a few hot spots and scaly paws. She start with just licking her paws and legs. removing all hair. we have changed her to a raw food diet. what else could be done to help her


Asked by Member 800609 on Jun 3rd 2009 Tagged losinghair in Health & Wellness
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Guest

Are you giving her any treats during the day that may have corn, chicken,wheat, gluetin, etc. in them?
Have you seen any fleas?
Maybe she's allergic to the food in her raw diet.
Has her skin been scrapped by the vet and looked at under the microscope?

Just some ideas.


Member 768404 answered on 6/3/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Miss Priss

Hi Pug kid--- Yes, I have some help for you - links below -
feeding options for dry skin and also supplements:
Good luck !

Pug with bald spots-
en.allexperts.com


This is about a pitbull with BAD skin and hot spots>>>>
en.allexperts.com


Miss Priss answered on 6/3/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Lucy

Could be allergies but I would also check in with the vet to have skin scraped. We had alot of trouble when we brought our puppy home, also a rescue. She scratched and itched until she was raw in places. The vet did a couple of skin scrapings. They were all negative but she was put on revolution for a type of mange to try and rule at least that out. The itching did go away but we also switched her to a fish/ sweet potato based food at about the same time so we never did come up with an answer as to why she was so itchy. You really should talk with your vet if you haven't altready


Lucy answered on 6/3/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Dieta

Maybe the vet can test the skin for you.
It sounds like mites which need treatment.
And the vet should find the cause.
Take her for a check.


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Benjamin Travis

Either allergies from the diet or she had mange when you got her and its getting worse from no treatment! Take her to the vet!


Benjamin Travis answered on 6/4/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer