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DateJan 10, 2023
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicStaph infection
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Question:

I adopted a 4 year old German Shepard, who seems to have a infected looking area above his tail on his lower back. I believe it's a staph infection, but he's making it worse. What medication would you give him?

Answer:

Hey! German Shepherds are prone to skin infections and hot spots and you most likely need antibiotics such as Clavamox 375mg twice a day for 14 days or Simplicef 200mg once a day for 10 days to clear this up. Please go to the vets online at Vetster.com and they can prescribe you medication through PetMeds.com. I hope this helped! Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateNov 16, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeCat
Topicbald spots losing hair
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Question:

what do you think that is?

Answer:

There are so many causes of alopecia (allergies, hypothyroidism, demodex, ringworm, pyoderma, etc etc) you really need to determine an underlying cause because all of these are treated very differently. Here is a link to our article about hair loss, various causes and potential treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/dog-cat-hair-loss-18.html

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DateOct 24, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeOther
Topicskin peels and hair loss and losing weight
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Question:

I have a dog that had itchy skin and the skin gets peels off and the hair loss. looks like eczema and I tried to give omega to help him but did not work, one of the vet gave me the shampoo and medicine to treat him but did not work and it got worse after use. He is now losing weight and he is too skinny. I fed him meat base and he does eat well but not gain any weight. I tried many dry foods too just in case if he has allergy. But did not work. Again, he eats well but does not gain weight. He wants to drink water consistently. Please help me.. I can't afford hospital bills.. But I love my dog and wants to help him...

Answer:

He has so many different things going on (skin issues, weight loss, increased thirst, etc.) he may have many different things going on so your veterinarian really needs to run some some tests so that you know what you are treating. The weight loss and increased thirst are suggestive of diabetes or Cushings, but there are many other possibilities as well.

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DateSep 18, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicBumps and air on his back and hair loss
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My dog has bumps on his lower back and he's very sore to the touch and he's losing hair on his thighs and lower back I barely touch him and hair just falls out quickly

Answer:

There are many things that cause skin problems like this (allergies, mange, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.html

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DateSep 2, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicSkin discoloration
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Question:

heart worm, Gabapentin made hair fall out, regrowth but skin has large brown patches. What is going on?

Answer:

There are so many causes of this type of lesion (allergies, hypothyroidism, demodex, ringworm, pyoderma, etc etc) you really need to determine an underlying cause because all of these are treated very differently. Here is a link to our article about hair loss, various causes and potential treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/dog-cat-hair-loss-18.html

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DateAug 31, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicLarge begle
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Question:

I think he might have mange

Answer:

There are many conditions that can look like mange (allergies, two kinds of mange, ringworm, pyoderma, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.html Then here is a link to our article about demodectic mange: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/mange

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DateAug 2, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicHelp my dog
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Question:

My dog has this little red blister bumps all over,flack dandruff skin hair lost and she is hot to touch

Answer:

There are many things that cause lesions like this (allergies, mange, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.htm

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DateJul 8, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicCut
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Question:

My dog crate the back of his leg on the tile and got a scab started bleeding put Neosporin but I feel like it’s a little bit swollen so just wondering what to put

Answer:

Diluted betadine solution is a little stronger: flush with it then apply your neosporin. Dilute it down to "weak tea consistency" - if it is too strong, it will sting and irritate rather than helping. Then if that isn't helping, see your veterinarian for stronger treatment options.

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DateJun 30, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicHair Loss
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my dog is losing his hair under both front legs and his bloodwork came back negative for mange what can i use he is on apopquel

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If he is negative for mange and your veterinarian prescribed Apoquel, it sounds like he has allergies. Allergies can be frustrating because they continue to recur until you figure out what they are allergic to and often it is multiple things. The good thing is that there are a LOT of treatment options available now, many more than are listed in this article but here is a link to our article about treating allergies which starts by discussing "avoiding allergens" and lists many over-the-counter and prescription treatment options: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.htm

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DateJun 18, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeCat
TopicPulling out fur
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Question:

My female cat pulls out her fur only on one side of her body! What May cause this

Answer:

There are many things that can potentially cause this (allergies, mange, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.htm

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DateMay 4, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicDermatopic mange
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Question:

What can use for this the scratching at her body topical fleas and ticks, bleeding

Answer:

I can't tell exactly what is going on from your description but Nexgard, Bravecto and Simparica all control fleas, ticks, and help with mange, really well.

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DateMar 17, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeCat
TopicOn her legs
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Question:

They are a little bald

Answer:

There are so many causes of hair loss (allergies, hypothyroidism, demodex, ringworm, pyoderma, etc etc) you and your veterinarian really need to determine an underlying cause because all of these are treated very differently. Here is a link to our article about hair loss, various causes and potential treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/dog-cat-hair-loss-18.htm

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DateMar 9, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicMeds
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What can I get for my dog that has locked so much his hair is gone from inside back leg

Answer:

There are so many causes of alopecia (allergies, hypothyroidism, demodex, ringworm, pyoderma, etc etc) you and your veterinarian really need to determine an underlying cause because all of these are treated very differently. Here is a link to our article about hair loss, various causes and potential treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/dog-cat-hair-loss-18.htm

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DateFeb 28, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeCat
TopicCat hair mattinh up
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Question:

What causes this and how do we treat this

Answer:

There are many things that cause hair loss and matting (allergies, mange, ringworm, even underlying metabolic conditions, etc etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.htm

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DateFeb 2, 2022
CategoryHair Loss
Pet TypeDog
TopicLoosing skin and turning black
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Question:

My Pomeranian is getting bald spots and they’re turning black. Can you tell me what this might be and what I should do to make it go away?

Answer:

There are many things that cause lesions like these (allergies, mange, hypothyroidism, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.htm

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