|Barked: Mon Nov 14, '11 11:01pm PST |
|I have a 10 week old Pit Bull. When I got her she had a potbelly even though she was emaciated, and some kind of skin condition that causes her to scratch so much it winds up making her bleed.
The first thing I did was take her to the vet for her first check up & to see if they could give me a diagnosis.
The vet said it looks like she has worms (hence the potbelly appearance) and as for the skin issues - she was skin-scraped for mange as well as another ringworms. Those all came out negative so the vet is doing hair follicle testing to see if worms grow.
She did test negative for heart worms.
I find out the results on the hair follicle test this Friday, and we are also going to get her started on Parvo shots.
Is there anything I can do between now & Friday to help relieve the itching? I've tried medicated baths, cortisone spray (for pets), vaseline, etc. The only things that have worked is by putting a sweater on her, as well as keeping her busy.
Since I got her last Wednesday, the potbelly look has already started to go away (seems like proper nutrition & a little TLC has done a lot of good) and yesterday she started showing interest in playing with dog toys & chewing on the treats I got her.
Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated!
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