|Barked: Fri Nov 9, '12 11:40am PST |
|Sparkles, thanks..that's why i was wondering about that shampoo we used..it was for a long haired dog. she went to rainbow bridge, so her mom passed it on to us and was labelled 'cuddly'. it looks like a fancy boutique brand, maybe it has a 'detangler' in it that didn't agree with my skin.
i don't have any sores, no hot spots, nothing 'open' at all..just balding patches and there were some 'pimply' bumps that popped up after our last run in the woods, but they have gone.
the worst is behind my ears because i scratched there with my hind legs. that was reddish, but now it is just 'white' the color of my bald skin. (i'll take a pic and post it later).
we did rewash all our bedding just in case it was the detergent we used last week's washing, (happened to have bought a new 'oxy type' brand) so we used a 'green' brand, no perfumes etc.
i don't have anything unusual about my skin at all now, it is not red or cracked or the little bumps. just bald.. :'(
Mika and Kai, you make an excellent point about the staph. in fact, mommy had what looked like staph on her hand from scratching a burn that was healing! it itched like crazy and she couldn't help scratching it; (between two fingers from trying to push in the hot grill shelf in the oven which jumped and jammed). i wonder if she could have given it to me or vice versa?
i was told by another dogster that they do not treat staph.
mommy put neosporin on her burn, (it had actually healed but then got itchy bumps) and it went away.
so many variables..
i am being 'monitored' for no scratching and Louie is being taught not to groom me anymore; i think i could be healing but it will take some time for hair to grow back. at least we do not see the baldness spreading further. i am full of pep and vinegar as always and eating like a pig.
dachshunds are actually prone to alopecia, but i don't think that is my problem because i don't think that is associated with this itchiness. but it worries me because we don't grow back fur as well as other dogs..i've noticed if i have a bug bite or nick, it leaves a little bald spot forever.
i have upped my weekly dose of sardine toppers and the rest of my coat is gleaming. the section on the top of my back is growing thicker for winter, it has a different texture than my summer coat.
we are definitely monitoring the situation, we'll know in a couple of days if i am improving; if not, we will see the vet.
thanks for all the imput! you guys are great!
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