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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: MaxaLisa] #149567
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On another side note...he didn't want to eat his breakfast this AM...


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #149603
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Poor boy. frown


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: DancingCavy] #149610
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He did eat his dinner tonight! smile


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #149824
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Mason didn't want to eat breakfast again today, but I did eventually coax him enough and he did eat.
Vet appt. @ 1:15pm today...will update later


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #149828
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Poor Mason! What the heck is going on with that boy? Cleo, Kailor and I have all been suffering from seasonal allergies this past week. I'm so sorry that he's uncomfortable and not feeling like eating. frown

It really depresses me that all of these young dogs are having such serious health problems.


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: BowWowMeow] #149881
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Back from the vet with Mason.

Vet took his temp. and it was a bit elevated (he did not mention what it was...that there told me right away that he had an infection). He then took a look at the area on his back where it has been bothering him...he noticed all the pus and "white-heads". He did a skin scrap and he says he has Superficial Pyoderma. He said it is the Staphylococcus intermedius bacteria type. He sent us home with antibiotics and some special shampoo.

The antibotics he prescribed are Cephalexin 500mg- 2 capsules 2x a day for 21 days. The shampoo is Chlorhexidine 4%....I am supposed to bathe him in it every 3 days or so for the next few weeks...until gone.

He mentioned that I should start seeing a difference in a couple days, once the antibiotics get in his system. He said that if it is allergy related, than it is most likely going to re-occur, but we won't know for sure until we treat this and then see if it comes back or not.

On a side note, he wasn't very supportive of Mason's RAW diet, which I completely expected from him.
He also asked what I was doing for his allergies, as he wants me to start allergy shots, but I told him that I was trying the holistic way first...he didn't seem suprised as I guess he gets that a lot from his patients, as that vets office is only around the corner.


For the next few meals, I will not be adding in Mason's herbs as he has become very picky with them lately and will not eat his food if the herbs are mixed in. I want him to get eating again on a regular basis before I add them again. He has no problems with this fish oil, vit. E, or vit. C pills.


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #149901
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Do you have any Penaten cream? It works great for pyoderma. It's what most people use for it.

I hope the antibiotics help Mason.

Have you ever tried taking him off of the fish oil? Some dogs don't do well on it.


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http://www.dogster.com/dogs/693238

Varda & Gio (the crazy cattens)
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Queen Cleopatra
Chama
Kai
Basu
Massie
Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: BowWowMeow] #149909
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Thanks Ruth.
No, I do not have any Penaten cream.
Yes, I have tried taking him off the fish oil, tried it earlier this year and nothing changed itching wise, so I put him back on it. The holistic vet said that I could try cod oil as well, but I haven't tried it as of yet.


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #149983
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You should call or email Dr. Koenig if you haven't already done so. She will want to know about what's going on and may tell you not to do the herbs while you're giving the antibiotics or she may want to change his herbs.


Ruth

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http://www.dogster.com/dogs/693238

Varda & Gio (the crazy cattens)
...............
Warming my heart:
Queen Cleopatra
Chama
Kai
Basu
Massie
Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: BowWowMeow] #150000
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Yep...I will contact her.


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #150054
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What about an IgA deficiency? Does he have any poop issues?

I would be worried about how his immune system was responding - or not - to all of this.

http://www.upei.ca/cidd/Diseases/immune%20disorders/selective%20IgA%20deficiency.htm

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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN] #150078
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Nope...he doesn't have any poop issues
Vet said his body is attacking the infection


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #150173
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Quick update on Mason today. Fed him breakfast this AM (had to sit there with him and hand feed him) and about an hour later he threw it all back up in 2 piles.
As the day went on he seemed pretty much himslef.
About an hour ago, he threw up some stomach bile, so I just now fed him his dinner (again, I had to sit there and hand feed him) and I am hoping that he will keep it down.
I don't know if he just has an upset stomach or if the antibiotics aren't agreeing with him, as this is the first time he has ever thrown up his food. I did feel his stomach and it is not painful to him, not hard or anything and he is not gasey at all. I have not seem him pass stool yet today, but he usually only goes once a day now and he usually goes in the PM.


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Mason Von Holley BH ETD ATD ITD NTD CL1R NJN TT TDI HIT CGC (HOT) OFA (H/E/C/L) CERF

UKC CH SG Falcon PacHaus BH AD CGCA TDI
Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #150195
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I guess I meant GI issues more than just poop issues - looking at that IgA deficiency. Is this normal for him - not the puking - but the sensitivity to food and stuff?

"Dogs with IgA deficiency usually have problems from a young age. They may have recurring skin, respiratory, gastrointestinal or urinary tract infections. The typical signs you might see include pustules and scratching, sneezing or nasal discharge, prolonged or recurring diarrhea, frequent or painful urination (cystitis - bladder infection).

These dogs are also prone to develop allergies or immune-mediated disorders."

"" From that article. Which only partly sounds like what you have described.

His immune system is definitely reacting - but is it enough or is it able to do enough to clear whatever this is OR is it doing too much and attacking itself?

To me, a young dog should heal like a young dog. Or not have a problem at all. VERY frustrating to read all this for a couple of (or more) dogs here, and even more frustrating for the dog and owners. ETA- and kudos to you for all you are doing with this.

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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #150197
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Originally Posted By: GSDTrain
Quick update on Mason today. Fed him breakfast this AM (had to sit there with him and hand feed him) and about an hour later he threw it all back up in 2 piles.
As the day went on he seemed pretty much himslef.
About an hour ago, he threw up some stomach bile, so I just now fed him his dinner (again, I had to sit there and hand feed him) and I am hoping that he will keep it down.
I don't know if he just has an upset stomach or if the antibiotics aren't agreeing with him, as this is the first time he has ever thrown up his food. I did feel his stomach and it is not painful to him, not hard or anything and he is not gasey at all. I have not seem him pass stool yet today, but he usually only goes once a day now and he usually goes in the PM.


Since this is the first time he's thrown up and it's pretty common for antibiotics to cause stomach upset, I would guess the antibiotics are not agreeing with him. Are you giving a probiotic apart from the antibiotics? Which antibiotic is he on again?


Ruth

Rafi, the german malaroo, age 9.5ish
http://www.dogster.com/dogs/693238

Varda & Gio (the crazy cattens)
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Warming my heart:
Queen Cleopatra
Chama
Kai
Basu
Massie
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