|Barked: Mon Dec 5, '11 11:33pm PST |
|I am grateful for this sight and hope to get some answers, for my dog.
With empathy, I now find that I am not alone in trying to find solutions for his skin problems. After spending a lot of money and seeing many vets, I am trying to answer his needs on my own.
He will heal and then just a few months later, the issues will start again. Ear infection in one ear, is a problem that I fight. Sometimes, he has a yeast infection in the ear. I am right now not having any problems there, for a change.
He is going NUTZZZZZZ at biting himself and not relaxing with his own misery. Consequently, I am not sleeping at night when he starts on a jag. He does seem to calm down, when he is RIGHT beside us.
I see that he NOW takes off and finds many places to hide. He has also decided that he is "allowed" to sit or lie on the furniture. I
have given him some slack about that in certain rooms.
We use the oatmeal bath shampoo, the tar shampoo (as needed) and the shampoo for yeast infection. We alternate according to how he is doing. I have increased his oil intake, wit cod liver oil, fish oil and a tip of peanut butter for his pills.
He gets pills for the joints. He also is now on a vitamin. I had him on straight chicken and yoghurt for a week before putting him on another special food.
He has not had a corn product for years. He now gets no white potatoes for a treat, as I read they are not good for a yeast infection.
I had him on an antihistamine for weeks. But, I thought maybe it was drying him out too much. Now, I am trying to just give him the oil supplements, hoping that might work.
He looks horrible, now since he is biting and licking. He has patches of no hair. The hair that he does have is nice and soft. I can see some fuzz in the sunlight coming back. But, his feet are sensitive and he will not let me clip his knots. This is absolutely the worse that I have ever seen him.
He has had the shots and the pills in the past.
He is the smartest dog, that I have ever been around. But, he is also the sickest one, too.
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