|Barked: Mon Jul 14, '08 3:34pm PST |
|I had two thoughts when I read your post.
First, ringworms cause round patches like you describe. If you google them, you'll find that they are not a worm but a fungal infection. Could this be a possibility?
Second, my English Springer Spaniel developed crusty patches on her foot pads, "knees" and "elbows", the underside of her ears, and even on her little nose and around her eyes. We messed around with a vet for months, using creams, steroids, anti inflamitories, special shampoos, you name it. The vet finally said it appeared to be an auti-immune problem and had no more ideas on how to cure this. One day at the pet store, a sales rep for Bil-jac foods was promoting their dog foods and said they were good for dogs with skin problems because they don't contain one ingredient that other dog foods have. I'm not sure but I think that ingredient was bulger. This was about 10 years ago and I just can't remember. Anyway, we changed to that food and her skin condition disappeared. I don't know if she just outgrew it or the food change actually helped. She lived to a ripe old age of 13 when we had to put her down due to kidney problems and arthritis.
Good luck with your little pup's problem. We now have an 18 month old Boston Terrierst and I sure hope he doesn't develop this problem. We have fed hbim Bil-jac since we got him and so far he's healthy, happy and active. Bostons are the best!
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