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Old 05-11-2017, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dog skin allergies

So a few mo ago we adopted a puppy. She was about 4mo old and the girl we got her from had her just about 2mo.

About a month after getting her, she came running into the house one evening yelping. The only thing we could find on her were some red bumps on her tummy and a couple fire ants. So we thought she had just got bit up.

We put some stuff on them and just kept an eye on them. But while those bites got better, it seemed like she kept getting new ones. Then it started spreading. Under her front pits and on top of her head. Gave her a bath and it seemed to help a bit.

Now it just keeps getting worse. Now its on her neck, legs, chest, ect. All littld bumps that seem to pop and scab up. From everything we've seen online, we think its a pollen allergy. We've tried different shampoos, and believe it or not, I have a cheap 3n1 body wash that has seemed to work the best. It seems to dry everything out, but the bumps never really go away. Plus she has some hair loss on her head and neck. Its thin on her legs too.

So I figure before an expensive ass trip to the vet, Id see if anyone has had to deal with this before.
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Could be anything from an allergy, irritant reaction, bacterial infection, yeast infection, one of many different types of external parasites, an autoimmune reaction even some types of cancer can develop a similar set of symptoms. Go to the vet.
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Could be anything from an allergy, irritant reaction, bacterial infection, yeast infection, one of many different types of external parasites, an autoimmune reaction even some types of cancer can develop a similar set of symptoms. Go to the vet.
This. We have had 2 dogs with allergies and we still have 1 of them. The vet can help figure out what exactly it is and give you proper direction on what to do. It will make the pups life much better and yours too.
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Rub her down with burnt motor oil. Seriously. They told me one of our pit bulls had a grass allergy once, because of similar conditions. I told them that he was fucked. About once a week, we would rub burnt oil on his entire body, then wife off as much as we could. Within a month, most of his hair was back and he was fine. Every time we noticed it starting again, we'd do the same thing.
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Rub her down with burnt motor oil. Seriously. They told me one of our pit bulls had a grass allergy once, because of similar conditions. I told them that he was fucked. About once a week, we would rub burnt oil on his entire body, then wife off as much as we could. Within a month, most of his hair was back and he was fine. Every time we noticed it starting again, we'd do the same thing.
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Rub her down with burnt motor oil. Seriously. They told me one of our pit bulls had a grass allergy once, because of similar conditions. I told them that he was fucked. About once a week, we would rub burnt oil on his entire body, then wife off as much as we could. Within a month, most of his hair was back and he was fine. Every time we noticed it starting again, we'd do the same thing.
Do you extinguish it first?
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Okay wtf? Where did both my posts go?
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Rub her down with burnt motor oil. Seriously. They told me one of our pit bulls had a grass allergy once, because of similar conditions. I told them that he was fucked. About once a week, we would rub burnt oil on his entire body, then wife off as much as we could. Within a month, most of his hair was back and he was fine. Every time we noticed it starting again, we'd do the same thing.
Hey, get fucked

Until you have your wife call me and tell me that, no f'in way Im believing it.
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What kind of food do you feed her, anything with corn? That a pretty common dog allergy.
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Hey, get fucked

Until you have your wife call me and tell me that, no f'in way Im believing it.
I've heard of people treating mange in dogs with used motor oil...
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My dog (bull terrier) also has skin allergies. Vet helped us narrow it down to wheat, which is what most dog foods are made of. We started feeding her Natural Balance meat based food and she's been a lot better, but the kids love to share their food so she still has occasional outbreaks.
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Sounds like athletes foot on your dogs body.. Use tinactin. When my ex and I were together one of the dogs got some shit so we ended up spraying him down with tinactin.
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Ours gets it from the lawn. She will be out playing in the yard rolling around and then an hour later her belly is all red and itchy. Is it a rash or just bumps?

Supposedly you can get them an allergy shot that'll last a few months. We are going to try that next week.
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Our Pit bull/Lab had terrible skin allergies when we adopted her. She was on a chicken diet. I read about dry lamb and rice diet. That is all she gets now with a little coconut oil and water added in to make gravy. Allergies are gone and her coat looks great.
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What kind of food do you feed her, anything with corn? That a pretty common dog allergy.
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Our pit had terrible skin allergies when we adopted her. She was on a chicken diet. I read about dry lamb and rice diet. That is all she gets now with a little coconut oil and water added in to make gravy. Allergies are gone and her coat looks great.
So I forgot to mention that she is lab/pit.

I have her on a food called Heritage Ranch. Its an HEB (Tx grocery store) product and it contains no corn, wheat or soy. I had her on the chicken, switched her to Turkey and Im gonna try their other, which is a Salmon. Also might try a switch to boiled chicken just to see if its a food thing.

I also forgot my fiancee put calamine lotion on her neck one night, and the next morning her neck looked a lot better. My fiancee wants to throw her in a swimming pool to see what the chlorine does

None of this started happening until probably a few weeks after she was home with us, which is way out in the sticks with nothing but grass, weeds, cedar and oak.
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Old home remedy. It worked.

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Do you extinguish it first?
I guess you can, if you've got one of those pussy little pocket dogs.

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Hey, get fucked

Until you have your wife call me and tell me that, no f'in way Im believing it.
Dude, I swear I wouldn't tell you to do something that would purposely harm your dog. It fucking worked like a charm. We had tried mane and tail (basically a heavy duty conditioner made for horses), human products, and some shit the vet gave us. He finally said "Oh, he's allergic to grass, you'll have to keep him inside" and we replied in short order with "Welp, I guess that fucker's just gonna be bald, because he ain't a house dog." The burnt oil was a last resort and fucking worked!

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I've heard of people treating mange in dogs with used motor oil...
Yep, that's where the idea came from, even though the vet said it wasn't mange.
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Rub her down with burnt motor oil. Seriously. They told me one of our pit bulls had a grass allergy once, because of similar conditions. I told them that he was fucked. About once a week, we would rub burnt oil on his entire body, then wife off as much as we could. Within a month, most of his hair was back and he was fine. Every time we noticed it starting again, we'd do the same thing.
Doesn't she get mad?
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What is meant by burnt motor oil? Used motor oil? Or used motor oil that you light off in a tin and let some burn off, then use what remains?
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It is the feed. Dogs don't have external allergies. It is the feed.
I can, and have, cleared up quite a few that had "skin allergies" and had to the vet monthly for a shot within two weeks simply by changing them to a quality feed and tables scraps (we eat high quality food, not processed stuff).

So you can spend money on supplements, or just feed them what their body's need.
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[QUOTE=Dieselmh;40724521] The burnt oil was a last resort and fucking worked!
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Yes, the oil softens the skin and the sulfur helps it heal. You can mix sulfur powder with pine oil, kerosene, or Vaseline and make your own. Or you can buy Nu-Stock.

It is great for abrasions, mites, mange, ringworm, etc.

Growing up, we put Pennzoil grease on all animal wounds. It was pretty high sulfur back then, so much it had a yellow tint. It worked well.

I give my cows and horses sulfur each spring because the cows get lousy and it helps them get slick.

However, good skin comes from the inside. Feed them quality feed and you don't have those problems.
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It is the feed. Dogs don't have external allergies. It is the feed.
I can, and have, cleared up quite a few that had "skin allergies" and had to the vet monthly for a shot within two weeks simply by changing them to a quality feed and tables scraps (we eat high quality food, not processed stuff).

So you can spend money on supplements, or just feed them what their body's need.
You're assuming its an allergy
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I vote food too (if it isn't some sort of infection).
There are a lot of really great foods, and 10 really shit foods for every great one. Check out Dog Food Advisor and find one you can get local. Or go holistic/home cooked if you have the time. Many people say it costs about the same as a quality dry food but I've never had that much motivation.
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You're assuming its an allergy
That is easy to tell. If you think it is some thing else, put some blue kot on it, and the following day put a sulfur paste. If that doesn't cure it, it is internal and feed will fix it.

I have fixed a handful of "dog skin allergies" simply with quality feed.
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Hey, get fucked

Until you have your wife call me and tell me that, no f'in way Im believing it.
Hey, it works. Just look at Mr. Furby. He's never looked better.

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