I think Jacob needs to return to vet. Skin problem is looking like eczema or psoriasis? Its not just a seasonal allergy outbreak on his belly and pits. Spots are crusty/scabby, hard, etc. Pics and info Ive been reading about describes him to a T. Oh, my high maintenance boy. Before anyone gets all upset.....He's very well cared for! $$$ on vets in his 2yrs so far. We feed him Taste of the Wild. Anyone have any suggestions? Creams, meds, home remedies, homeopathy?
He's had atopic dermatitis for over a year now!
he shouldnt have an infection for so long, tho i had one boy, who never not had an infection .even with a derm vet and allergy shots.
are you sure it's not something in the food he's allergic too? i know, it's next to impossible to really figure out a food allergy (i have one of those now too, but she barfs)(high eosinophil count which shows allergy to something).
his almost sounds like it's turned into a staph infection which would need antibiotics and maybe even pred (i know, i know)
the only homeopath that comes to mind is colloidal silver but i'm no vet and they will probably poo poo homeopathic remedies.
perhaps a derm vet first?
I do not know what you have done already. But I would immediately get your dog on a grain free chicken and rice feed, stay with it for at least a week and observe his condition. This totally resolved Barkie's problem.
There are people with a lot more experience on the other lab board, but I don 't know how to get there.
What color is your lab?