My 1year old lab Sam has dry scaby skin around eyes, raw between toes, pimples on belly, and today I noticed raw red hairless spots in ears! Vet put him on Vanectyl, and he's not getting better, I am taking him back to vet today. Has anyone had any similiar experiences? He is on a high quality grainless, fish protein food.
it doesnt have to be the protein he's responding to.
is he outside a lot, on grass?
Hi, the vet put him on an antibiotic, and eye drops. She didn't know what could have caused it. So frustrating!
His eyes look Tessas, but there can be many different reasons for this. His ear looks sore.
As Bett says it can be environmental or food. Environmental can be fleas, mites, grass, or like Tess we will never know.
Food can be anything from rice, to corn, grains, meat or any other thing. For us to see if it is food we started an elimination diet. Tess can't have rice or potato and most grain free foods have this.
It is s frustrating and hard seeing them like this.
eta Came back to look at it. At first I thought the ear had a sore on it, but is it like that due to scratching. Tess can rip her skin all over when she is bad.
Last edited by kassabella; 07-05-2013 at 06:27 PM.
Im home cooking ( or was) for vangie and still cant figure it out.
I started with just the protein. Didn't take long to work out fish was the only thing that seemed ok then started adding things. It takes forever. Finally getting there and she is looking so much better.
She has fish, tapioca, and above ground vegetables and fruit. One day I threw in some mixed veges and saw a couple of bits of corn. Though that is only a bit so didn't worry. During the night she woke me itching and next day I had to increase her Pred.
My dog was at the kennels for a week, and ate the hills gastro diet there. He came home looking like this! What type of food do you feed? I'm thinking it must have been the change in dog foods, I didn't think it was a big deal, but looks like it was?
It could be an irritation with what they clean the kennels with and not necessarily the food. Next time, take whatever food you are feeding your dog with you when you drop the dog off.
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