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jacksontan
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May 13, 2008, 7:35 PM


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PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Dear All,

Pls HELP!! My pug is 1 year old. Of late both his elbows lost a patch of hair and it is dark colour ( almost black ).

And there are tiny pinkish pustules/skin forming and the area is getting larger. I initially tought those were tiny ticks with bloated body..but turned out to be his skin. What are these? How to cure? Contagious to humans/dogs? My dog started getting this problem after I boarded him for 5 days at a vet.

In addition, the areas between his toes frequently get inflammed. ie. big pimple like bumps and have pus which burst when ripe. I have seen these in other pugs too. Is this common for pugs? To reduce this problem, I would clean in between the toes with tooth brush at every bath..2-3days once but still get it!! I feed him eukanuba lamb...pug used to stink but now not so stinko but still got smell..my bros and frens say the dog is quite smelly...is something wrong?

Plzz help!!


ai_ney
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May 13, 2008, 9:57 PM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

hi, i hv a pug too! Cool

most of the time, missing hair on elbows is because the dog is sleeping on cement or hard surface floor for a long period of time... is this the case for ur pug? if so, not to worry, there's a simple remedy for the hair to grow back - cut a handful of bayam (leaves n stems) very finely, boil in water with honey n olive oil, leave it to cold, n serve bayam with soup to ur pug, give this daily for a week or two, then twice weekly, u'll see results in 2 weeks - i've tried it with my pug n a rescued pug, the bayam works in making the hair grow back, but not as treatment for any skin problem...

as for the pustules, do get a vet to check it out to determine wat sort of skin problem it is...

i'm not sure if eukanuba is the best food to give a pug with skin problem, but if ur pug has no problem with the food then it's ok to stick with it... otherwise u may wan to consider switching to a more premium brand...

let me know if u need more info, i'd be more than happy to help out another pug owner n possibly meet up with ur pug too! Wink


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jacksontan
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May 14, 2008, 3:05 AM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Hi ai_ney,

Thanks for the advice. I will give it a try. Think I will bring my pug to a vet this weekend.

Yeah,..if there's a chance, I will bring my pug to meet yours..sookie 's her name right?

Do you know if it is common for pugs to develop the 'pimples' between the toes? Mine has got it on 3 of his legs before. I think at least 5 times oredi.


ai_ney
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May 14, 2008, 10:09 PM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

where do u stay n which vet do u take ur pug to?

i know of pugs having 'pimples' on the face, toes n tummy area... i'm not sure wat causes them tho...

yeah my pug's name is sookie... wat's ur pug's name? Smile


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jacksontan
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May 15, 2008, 1:47 AM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

I stay in Puchong.

My pug's name is Ben.

The vet that I frequent is St. Angels, next to Tesco ( corner shop house ).

FYI - The tiny growth/pustules are at the elbow area...I get goose bumps when I look at them...hopefully it is just thickened skins and not some infections.

Also, 1 year old oredi, but I am still unable to teach him to sit & come etc...how's sookie's performance?

I heard it's very hard to train pugs as there are stubborn.

Any special method you used?
Thanks.


ai_ney
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May 15, 2008, 2:04 AM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

the rescued pug i hv now also has tiny bumps on his legs... looks like hardened skin... will check with the vet this friday when i take the pug there for a jab... i now go to the vet in bdr puteri puchong, near puteri mart...

my sookie ar, never been trained! i adopted her as an adult from spca 5 yrs ago... tried teaching her some basic commands, but never accomplished anything! sigh... but she's a very good girl Wink

eh post some photos of Ben la... Smile


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jacksontan
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May 16, 2008, 4:43 PM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Hi Ai_ney,

OK...when the photos are ready...ben has lost about 2kg since he got flu after the boarding. Was down with flu & sneezing for 2 weeks ( mid april ).

He is ok now, but has not gained back his appetite 100%. Nowadays, he would sniff at the dog food and turn away. I had to coax him to eat.

I better not board him at a vet again. I think can easily contract dieases from sick dogs there.

I am not sure if boarding dogs and patients are in the same room though.

Got any reliable boarding shops or house you know? Thanks.



Oh btw..what do you mean rescued dogs? saved them from bad owners? how's the process? Are you with some kind of NGO?


ai_ney
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May 16, 2008, 8:11 PM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

poor Ben... wat food r u giving him? mayb can add some boiled chicken meat or something tastier for him to eat...

yeah vet clinics n pet shops are not good places to board our furkids... there are people who does home boarding, where the dogs are not caged... for a small dog like Ben, n moreover he's a pug, i can help to board him when u r away, for a very minimal fee, to help with expenses for rescued dogs i have... no cage n will be taken for walk... u can call me at 017.3386317 if u r interested... Smile

i'm not with any ngo... rescued could mean saved from the streets or from bad owners... the black pug with me now is rescued from spca, the previous owner left him at spca coz he has skin problem n spca would have put him to sleep... sigh... so now i've taken the pug to a vet n is on medication... he's getting better n is a handsome boy... Wink


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jacksontan
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May 20, 2008, 6:03 PM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Hi Ai_ney, Ok...will consider if I am away from home.
yesterday when to the vet, thank god it is not mange. Doc said its the pressure points/hot spots.. but with a dit of dandruff. Plus he got slight bacterial dermatitis on his back ( pimples ), I did not notice this before until yest.. He is on antibiotic and lotion. He is 10.6kgs now...previously was 10.9kgs..looks like he has put on weigh again. oops...I think previously he only lost about 1kg. Ben's not really fat, good confirmation but he is big sized for a pug according to the doc. How do you feed a dog antibiotic pill?... Ben always puke when I feed him. No use putting in his food. 1 sniff and he wont eat. I have wasted 2 pills oredi.


(This post was edited by jacksontan on May 20, 2008, 6:06 PM)


ai_ney
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May 20, 2008, 9:07 PM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

some pugs are bigger, some pugs are smaller in size... my sookie used to be 10 over kg, recently managed to drop her weight to 9.something kg... but i think she's gaining her weight back again... getting fat, so i need to control her food intake... Crazy

sookie also wun eat her pills, so i will hide it in some canned dog food... u can also use some chicken meat to wrap the pill in... they will just telan the whole thing as long as the pill is hidden... or u can always try to push the pill into Ben's mouth, not really difficult... here's a link with photos on how to feed pills to dogs www.vetmed.wsu.edu/ClientED/dog_meds.aspx... good luck with it! Wink

wei where are Ben's photos leh? Cool


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jacksontan
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May 22, 2008, 9:56 PM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Uploaded some phots at the gallery..still not approved yet. Gotta wait and see lo.

Will post cute pics when available.


ai_ney
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May 23, 2008, 1:00 AM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

ok will wait for the photos... i see Ben in ur avatar, his face very wrinkly wo... hehe

so did u manage to feed him the pills successfully?


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jacksontan
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May 23, 2008, 3:36 AM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Sigh, sometimes the pills got swallowed , half the time got spat out and I had to put it in his mouth again, sticky and chemical smell is so strong.

I pity Ben la...but I would always add Grape flavoured glucose after his feed, else I think the bitter after taste is quite strong le. I can smell it.

Anyway, after taking the antibiotic, his stool is quite soft, think his tummy is not used to medicine..


ai_ney
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May 23, 2008, 7:47 PM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

did u try to hide the pill with some wet food, boiled meat, or even bread? it will be easier tat way, for me at least...

the pills only for 1 or 2 weeks right... it's ok ler, they are for Ben to get better...

soft stool after taking the pills? hmmm i've not heard abt tat before... maybe can just check with ur vet...


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jacksontan
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May 30, 2008, 2:22 AM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

His elbows are 80% ok oredi. Yippee..

I had to use my fingers to push it down his throat. He just won't take anything on his own.

Finished his antibiotics also..but the small bumps are still there...sigh...still cannot cure yet. Some of the bumps has now become sores and its bleeding.

I am applying yellow lotion ( human use it ) to dry the wounds.

Is something wrong here? Doctor said is was minor bacterial dermatitis but to me it's serious woh..and not healed after almost 2 weeks.

I was wondering could it be the eggs? I usually give Ben 2-4 boiled eggs per week and also apples & sengkuang slices.

It's very difficult for me to take care of Ben as I live alone and usually work very late. Could it be stress coz he is alone for long periods of time?

And he is caged during the day when I am not at home. ( had to be done coz he has chewed on all my furnitures & even fridge door )

Any advise to make Ben's life easier is most welcomed.



How did you link the photo gallery?


ai_ney
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May 30, 2008, 7:53 PM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

good to know the elbows are better... did u try the bayam recipe?

did ur vet do a skin scraping? maybe u wan to get opinion from a second vet abt the bumps n sores? i dun like the sound of them coz u mentioned they bleed... Crazy

some dogs are allergic to eggs... i used to give sookie eggs, but was told to stop it coz she gets skin prob on n off... Unsure

dogs may get stressed if left alone, but i think with time, they'll get used to ur routine n will be fine... i live alone too n sookie will be by herself at home when i work... i do let sookie to have free run in the house as she is toilet trained n wun bite things... maybe instead of a cage, u could put Ben in an empty room, so he has a bigger space? i also on the radio for sookie when i leave the house, mayb u wan to try tat too... Wink

i forgot how to link the photo gallery edi... sorry... Blush


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jacksontan
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Jun 2, 2008, 9:51 PM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

hi....bayam soup ...not yet..anyway, the vet did the skin scraping during the 1st visit so he confirmed it is not mange.

The elbows are now 95% ok..i still apply lotion. Also the his back all the bumps and sores are healed already.

Now waiting for the dried stuff to fall off. But now he seemed to be scratching his right cheek and the hair fell off with some minor wounds on his cheek. I think due to constant scratching in the afternoon.

But when I checked there seemed to be no ticks or fleas....what is going on?

Problem after problem..the breeder swore that his parents & grand parents are from good lineage...sigh...

I have just started adding bits of boiled lean chicken meat to him euka lamd biscuits....Ben liked it a lot, his appetite is back, i am sure its due to the chicken.


ai_ney
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Jun 2, 2008, 11:00 PM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

most skin problems are not easy to diagnose... could be allergic to certain food, or even to the environment! Crazy

my sookie also having skin prob now, she has it on n off... now on medication n hv to bathe with medicated shampoo... she's getting better... r u using medicated shampoo like malaseb to bathe ben? it helps lo, but make sure u rinse the dog thoroughly with water after tat...


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jacksontan
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Jun 4, 2008, 4:49 PM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

malaseb ?..i will check it out. I used to use my own body shampoo like 'dove' or 'dettol' brand for like 7 mths.
But i have stopped it coz it's hard to rinse off ( due to moisturising elements in it ). Now i just use the medicated soap bar found in tesco, I liked the smell and it seemed to reduce ben's dog odour. ( not sure if it's due to allery to the soap bar though bcoz Ben been using for months and all this started after the 6 days boarding when I went overseas.
Anyway, looking forward to bring ben outdoor for the first time but after all the dried skin fall off first.
Think I'll bring him to a basket ball court nearby and let him fly..haha.
Btw, on Monday, Ben opened his cage's door on his own and was free roaming in the apt until I came home at 8pm. (Now i use a padlock )

I was quite impressed that Ben did his biz ( big & small ) in the toilet on his own. Thank god it was not in my store room or the spare room. But he did pee 2nd round just outside of the toilet door...maybe I will give him training again to see if he can be let out from him cage day time.

Finally after 1 year..he did something right..


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ai_ney
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Jun 4, 2008, 6:31 PM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

it's not advisable to use human shampoo on dogs coz of the different PH levels...

wah Ben very clever, can open the cage door n get freedom! haha... more clever is he knows where to do his business!

bring him to a basketball court to fly? haha... if u plan to put him off leash, make sure he will come back when u call orh... there's a doggie event at central park, bandar utama this 29 june... take ben there la... we can also meet up... Smile


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jacksontan
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Jun 10, 2008, 2:11 AM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

29th June...most likely no la...Ben does not have a dog licence...nanti kena tangkap..hahaha..& ..Ben still got skin problem ...better not bring him there, other owners may complain.

I am using medicated dog soap bar at the moment + I bathe ben with water mixed with dettol solution.

Ben is still getting small red bumps here and there replacing the bigger bumps that are 90% healed.

So this means that something is wrong somewhere. Frown

also I just noticed that Ben's tummy area got red spots all over with a big spot on his testicles and at the base of his tail + near the anus. ( not itchy though ) - could it be he is 'heaty'??

Plus he keeps scratching the 2 red bump on his neck. One of it got scratched until its bleeding now. I used yellow lotion to apply + dettol to clean the wound. ...just this morning!

I really dunno what to do now? Doc said its not mange? allery? i am not sure. Could it be the cage is dirty? I clean it frequently with dettol woh..

I used to hug Ben everyday..now I only pet him... Dog's dieases are not contagious to humans right? My previous dogs do not have such skin problems. If only I placed Ben at my parents house instead of the vet. I have complained to the vet before but he said they clean their cage with strong solutions to kill all germs..so not possible..sheesh. very frustrated with Ben's condition!!

Maybe not enough exercise?..I brought out for the 1st time on Sunday to walk around the neighbourhood...1 round and Ben is too tired to walk. Just lay on the road can panting profusely...looks like he needs more exercise.
.


ai_ney
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Jun 10, 2008, 2:23 AM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

29 june is a doogie event, no one will tangkap ur dog la if u keep him leashed with u all the time... so dun worry... most skin problems are not contagious to other dogs n human, so dun worry... Smile

it's not easy to imagine wat ben is having... maybe u could take some photos of the bumps n post them here? would u like to try a new vet? i could recommend u one since ur vet is also at a lost as to wat ben is having... it's really heartbreaking to see our pugs scratching n we cant do anything abt it... Unsure so fast fast try something else, like a new vet...

dun over-exercise ben wo... pugs cant take too much exercise... just short walks in the mornings or evenings will do... next time if u r away n u need help, let me know la, i could board ben for u... for pugs, anytime! Wink


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jacksontan
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Jun 12, 2008, 2:09 AM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Ai_ney,

I see. If I am free, I will go then.

Will post some pics soon.

Now Ben looks 'mo peng' oredi...yellow spot all over his body..so pitiful..Frown

Btw, the dog soap bars sold at the hyper markets, got problem ah? Anyone using these on pugs at the moment?

Once ben finishes the euka lamb, i will change to other brands. I think it's quite smelly..according to Ben...

Let me have the contact & name of the vet you are visiting in Puchong. You are staying in Puchong?

Any parks in Puchong that allow dogs?
I am staying in apartment, so cannot bring Ben to walk everyday in the compound. Afraid people will complain, coz some shitty dog owners bring their dogs out and shit without cleaning up. Many times I almost step on some dog shit. Should be toy breed since the shit is small. I fear others will blame me for it and Ben will have to go elsewhere. Sigh...


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Jun 12, 2008, 5:43 PM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

BANDAR PUTERI VET CLINIC
16, Jln Puteri 5/8,
Bandar Puteri Puchong,
012 - 3263180
03 - 80621038
Dr. Edmund Yeoh


this is the vet me and ai ney go to..

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ai_ney
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Jun 12, 2008, 6:28 PM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

looks like Ben's condition is getting worse... faster book a time to go see Dr Edmund in puchong... actually skin problem is hard to diagnose... my sookie has been getting skin problem on n off, but we cannot find out the primary problem... u hv to find wat works n wat doesnt... now i'm using this medicated shampoo called malaseb to control the skin, it works, but then again it's poison... sometimes skin problem is becoz of food allergy so u may want to try another better brand of food... i stay in a flat, so sookie hardly gets any sunshine, i only walk her in the evenings... so my fren had said maybe her skin problem is becoz lack of natural vitamin D from sunshines! maybe, i also duno... but in any case, let's see wat Dr Edmund says abt Ben's condition... keep us posted ya...


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jacksontan
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Jun 23, 2008, 9:37 PM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Hi Ai_ney & acsyen,

Thanks for the info...etc.

I have been to Dr. Edmund. He also confirmed that its some bacterial infection. Ben was also treated for eye inflammation ( aiyo..)- this is quite serious la, cornea got swollen and inflamed, tot he's gonna go blind..luckily not a problem according to Doc.. Anyway he will be on 2 weeks antibiotics, eye cream and ear cream also....my gosh..the bill was really expensive. 2 months and already cost me a few hundred ringgit...if Ben does not get better, i will cry liao!!! petrol increase oredi added burden...heard dog food gonna increase price also. plus medication....

Anyway, will update once Ben gets better.

Will see if Ben is good enough to be at 1U park this Sunday. If you happen to see a pug will yellow spots ( due to iodine lotion ) on his back..u'll know he's Ben.

Oh, I did not manage to get and dog food from pet store..so I just bought One purina ( salmon ) for Ben...never tried this before..but salmon smell very strong. Anyone tried this before? Any comments? ..I tot it smelled like cat food.

Thanks!!


ai_ney
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Jun 24, 2008, 2:38 AM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

poor Ben, hope he gets all well after the medications...

ok, hope to see the pug with yellow spots this sunday!

have not tried purina, but i dun think i'll buy it for my dog... salmon mar, sure smell like cat food! Sly


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jacksontan
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Jun 25, 2008, 7:23 PM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Ben is getting better oredi, very mischevious last nite. Running all over the place and trying to look cute..

Ehh...the banner on this website is for 'Purina One' leh...why you dun recommend? Can pm?..btw this webiste can do pm ar? I dun see any icon for the function....

Ben likes the salmon better than eukanuba...surprisingly..this time I just put 2 pills into the food and he gobbles it down quickly...guess the fish smell is quite strong. Anyway, I am not sure if the nutrition content is better than those in the pet shop coz I got it from Giant.


ai_ney
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Jun 25, 2008, 11:20 PM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

good to know Ben is getting better! so r u taking him to the event this sunday anot? go la, we meet there n talk talk talk abt PUGS! Laugh

ya, purina is a sponsor in this forum, so i shall not comment further Tongue... we can share thoughts this sunday, or email me at ai_ney@puppy.com.my... pm does not work in this website...


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jacksontan
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Jun 26, 2008, 2:32 AM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

I'll try to go. btw, I have sent you a private email. Pls check.

Thanks.


ai_ney
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Jun 26, 2008, 3:40 AM


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replied ur email...


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jacksontan
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Jul 4, 2008, 4:12 AM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Hi ai_ney,

Ben is better liao. 3 more days of antibiotics should do the trick.

Anyway, I did not manage to go on Sunday coz was I was sick for 3 days.

Any pictures for the event?


ai_ney
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Jul 5, 2008, 7:15 PM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

great to know that! my sookie's skin also getting better, so happy when the doggies are all ok! Laugh

i only took photos of my 2 pugs at the event... admin should be posting the event photos soon at the photo gallery... not many pugs that day, i think less than 10... Smile


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jacksontan
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Jul 5, 2008, 8:44 PM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Huh?...so few pug lovers?

I read in newspaper there were approx 500 people there..so, got that many doggies there?


ai_ney
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Jul 5, 2008, 11:25 PM


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ya got many people and dogs, but pugs not tat many lo...


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Sep 11, 2008, 12:46 PM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Hi there. Can i join u guys? I have a pug too. Like Ben, she has skin prob. Brought her to vet, doc said it's fungal and bacteria infection. Gotta to take med for long term. She doesn't like take pill. Hey..my pug jz abt 6 kg. dropped 1 kg last 2 months, doc said she's a bit overweight. Ha..knowing Ben n sookie abt 9 kgs. Wow..Shocked


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Sep 11, 2008, 4:27 PM


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Re: [purgymum] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

pugs with long term skin prob is not of a good quality to breed. there's a possibility that all the pups will inherit this.

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purgymum
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Sep 11, 2008, 5:00 PM


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Re: [acsyen] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

overall she's healthy. Like cute pug Ben, her skin got few dark patches..vet said it's fungal and bacteria infection but now she is ok. Really control her diet. I am thinking to let her breed or get another puppy .. at least she wun feel lonely when i am working. Quite new abt taking care of a dog. Perhaps if u dun mind to share yr experience of taking care of a pug? We are too attached to each other. Miss her eventhough i am working. Ha ha.Tongue


acsyen
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Sep 11, 2008, 5:28 PM


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Re: [purgymum] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

i don't like pugs. If you can guarantee tht oyur dog will give birth to one pup then it is fine. What will happen to the other pups. do u think u can find good homes for them? there are so many abandoned dogs that need homes you can choose to adopt one. And who knows maybe your pug prefers to be alone or only have want your company. My fren's pug doesn't like other dogs as company.

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purgymum
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Sep 11, 2008, 9:29 PM


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Re: [acsyen] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

pug is cute Laugh. I am not sure whether to let my pug breed or vv that's y till now i din do it. pity her. she's alone. Yeah i considered b4 to go spca to adopt a dog. Quite far from my place. not too sure how to go there. if u dun mind i ask u work in spca? Pug quite attached to their owner.


acsyen
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Sep 11, 2008, 10:18 PM


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Re: [purgymum] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

no i don't work for spca. i rescue animals voluntarily.

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ai_ney
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Sep 12, 2008, 1:25 AM


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Re: [purgymum] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

hi! fungal and bacteria infection is easily treated... but why med for long term?? how long is long term?? which vet do u go to?

some pugs r bigger, some smaller... i hv seen petite pugs weighing ard 6kg and giant pugs that weigh 14kg!! nowadays anyone also wan to breed breed breed their dogs, until the breed standard also become haywire already... n not to mention litters with health problems... sigh...

perhaps u could consider adopting from spca, paws or the many independent rescuers... do u know i adopted sookie from spca? n now i have a black male pug also saved from spca... many pedigrees now are also facing the same fate as mongrels... homeless... give them a chance n do not support breeding n buying...


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purgymum
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Oct 19, 2008, 10:00 PM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

thanks ai nee. Really like yr pugs! they r so cute and obidient unlike my pug. She is a bit shy. Seldom mix with other dogs.

she vomitted jz now. Pity her! Tough day for her la.


ai_ney
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Oct 20, 2008, 10:31 PM


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Re: [purgymum] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

hi purgymum! i realised i din ask for your name yesterday! Blush

my pugs were breathing so heavily in the car i was so worried... in the car also very hot... luckily they made it home and cooled down... Crazy

do give the brands i mentioned to u a try... Orijen or Natural Balance, both are grain-free... u can get them from sea park pet supplies, same row as poh kong... Smile


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purgymum
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Oct 24, 2008, 7:20 AM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Hi ainee..same here! pity my pug. We were on the way home suddenly changed our mind to go Putra Heights instead of Puchong. My pug heard of "KAI KAI" and she get excited in the end, vomitted in my car. Frown Oh gosh..and yet she pretended nothin happen and went to back seat. Crazy

V try to feed her some dog snacks..but she is not interested to hav anything. Mayb too tired. We were so worried. By the way ainee, i hav been searching for the dog foods that u recommended to me. Origen. I couldn't find it at any pet shop in Bdr Puteri Puchong. Will try to find other pet shops in Puchong area, if not have to go Sea Park. Quite far away from my place. How abt Pro-plan or nutri edge?


harky
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Oct 24, 2008, 7:54 AM


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Re: [purgymum] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

how abt soild gold?


ai_ney
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Oct 25, 2008, 12:39 AM


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Re: [purgymum] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

not many pet shops carry orijen... u can try pet safari, ikano... i've seen it there... proplan i wont comment much... nutri edge, im not sure... make a trip to sea park pet supplies la, ur pug can go kai kai again! Wink try either orijen or natural balance, u can get the smaller pack (2 or 2.5kg) first... i see difference in my pug in just 2 weeks after giving the no-grain brands...


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puglover.my
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Nov 8, 2008, 9:07 AM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Hi,

I am Chee here from Puchong and i read all about your post about your pug skin allergic.

I have two pugs which is Hugo and MiuMiu. My Hugo got skin allergic after i bought him back 1 month and that time i bring him to st angle clinic few time and one of trhe doctor told me Pug can easy get skin allergic and some cannot be cure, on and off will come back unless to a blood test but this blood test only can done in USA and for asia don't have those lab for this kind of blood test. If send to USA will cost RM800 plus. The st angle clinic doctor said so far he just done for one of their client.

After few time bring Hugo to see doctor than i start to serach what cause my Hugo skin allergic for and i found this site :
ezinearticles.com/?Best-Food-For-Pug-Puppy&id=865355
after i read this than i change my dog food the ingredients without corn, wheat, glutens, dairy or soy to see it is true or not. After two monthsi change the dog food i can see the result my Hugo skin problem (hot spot or pimples) are under control and less until now don't have anymore just one month one time got the pimples but is really small and after two or three day than gone. Other thing is i found Interceptor (heartworm montly pill) are help for his skin sllergic. I give my hugo interceptor because he is skin allergic with heartgard too so i have to give him Interceptor. (Note: Interceptor are expansive than Heartgard).

So far Dog dry food brand i know the ingredients without corn, wheat, glutens, dairy or soy are Eagle Pack Holistic Select, Innova, Orejin, Nutriedge, California Natural and Natural Balance. Here are the link about dog food information : www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog-food-index-a.html

I hope what i had experience are help all the pug lover here who have pug with skin allergic and u guys have to give sometime to see the result. If u have any question can email me at puglover.my@ or live.com or can call 017 229 5656.

For all pug lover feel free please visit www.pugslife.org and signup for free become member and join the Malaysia Pug Club and now Malaysia Pug Club got 13 member in the club and 10 member are from Malaysia. U guys can unlimited upload your lovely pug photo and video to share with other member and we also exchange some experience there too. SEE U GUYS THERE.


Cheers
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(This post was edited by puglover.my on Nov 8, 2008, 9:28 AM)


purgymum
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Feb 8, 2009, 7:18 PM


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Re: [puglover.my] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

hi there. Happy new year! Yeah...thanks for yen's advise. my pug been taking orijen for almost 2 months, her skin is much more better

n shinny too. strictly dog food only. strongly recommended!


ai_ney
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Feb 9, 2009, 2:01 AM


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Re: [purgymum] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

good that purgy is doing good on orijen... my pugs are also on orijen fresh fish and i can say it's the best brand i've giben them so far... Cool


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jacksontan
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Feb 10, 2009, 8:04 PM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Hi All,

Just checked the forum today after 5 mths hiatus.

Purgymum, hope your pug gets well soon. Been busy last few months. But I am happy to say that Ben has been getting along very well since his last medical problemonths ago. No problems at all.

He is approx 12kgs now. I think he is pretty big for a pug coz he does not look fat. Just that he is too heavy to carry comfortably.


ai_ney
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Feb 10, 2009, 10:30 PM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

hi jackson!

good to hear from u again after so long! great that Ben is doing very well... ya some pugs are just heavy but not particularly fat... keep in touch la... take care... Smile


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she1212
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Feb 26, 2009, 6:09 PM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE


In Reply To
Hi Ai_ney & acsyen,

Thanks for the info...etc.

I have been to Dr. Edmund. He also confirmed that its some bacterial infection. Ben was also treated for eye inflammation ( aiyo..)- this is quite serious la, cornea got swollen and inflamed, tot he's gonna go blind..luckily not a problem according to Doc.. Anyway he will be on 2 weeks antibiotics, eye cream and ear cream also....my gosh..the bill was really expensive. 2 months and already cost me a few hundred ringgit...if Ben does not get better, i will cry liao!!! petrol increase oredi added burden...heard dog food gonna increase price also. plus medication....

Anyway, will update once Ben gets better.

Will see if Ben is good enough to be at 1U park this Sunday. If you happen to see a pug will yellow spots ( due to iodine lotion ) on his back..u'll know he's Ben.

Oh, I did not manage to get and dog food from pet store..so I just bought One purina ( salmon ) for Ben...never tried this before..but salmon smell very strong. Anyone tried this before? Any comments? ..I tot it smelled like cat food.

Thanks!!


hi...my vet advice me not to get purina or pedigree brand because its salty and the mixture isnt good.
U have to go for super holistic or premium grade dog food, such as science plan, nutri edge, eagles pack.
Last time my pug tried once pedigree and purina, causing his fur drop a lots. Pug skin is very sensitive, thus have to very caution on their daily food.
FYI, pedigree and purina are under same company.


acsyen
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Feb 26, 2009, 6:47 PM


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Re: [she1212] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

science plan???? I think you should see this website. www.dogfoodanalysis.com and check some reviews and also can learn how to read the ingredients label there.

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shchiam1978
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Aug 10, 2009, 7:21 AM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Hi there. I am pretty new here and wish to have more pug lover friends here. My pug name is Hugo, didn't know that it is pretty common name in dogs world.
My hugo got skin issue recently especially near the legs. it's some kind of red spot and pretty itchy as i can see him scratching and biting at the same time. I have change the shampoo to earthbath brand )with oatmeal and alovera. Only use it once and seem like teh itchy is still there. By the way, Hugo took science Plan (Puppy) and i heard a lot about this food. I got a friend who recommended me Eagle plan.
Next week if his condition is still the same, i'll have to bring him to vet oledi. I am staying in cheras. Any recommendation? I heard that got 2 vets in leisure mall area there.
Hugo is lovely and naughty



shchiam1978
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Aug 10, 2009, 7:24 AM


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Re: [jacksontan] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Hi Jackson,
Nice to know that u really care for your pug.
Hugo is lovely and naughty



(This post was edited by shchiam1978 on Aug 10, 2009, 7:38 AM)


shchiam1978
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Aug 10, 2009, 7:26 AM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Hi Ai ney,
Hope that you can share more of your experience in Pug.
I didn't know that i can't post e mail address here.
Hugo is lovely and naughty



(This post was edited by shchiam1978 on Aug 10, 2009, 7:39 AM)


ai_ney
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Aug 10, 2009, 8:19 PM


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Re: [shchiam1978] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

hello,

i suggest u take Hugo to see a vet soonest possible... from my experience, the spots and itch won't go away easily... am just worried if the condition worsens... i stay in cheras too, but i dun go to the vets near leisure mall, due to past experiences with them... i go to dr edmund in puchong now...

pugs are highly sensitive when it comes to food... try giving Hugo a grain-free diet, eg. natural balance, orijen, addiction... they may be a bit more expensive though... food is really a trial n error process... food that works for my pug may not work for Hugo...

do join us at www.pugslife.org/group/malaysiapugclub... there is a pug gathering this 16 August... hope to see u n Hugo there! Cool


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shchiam1978
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Aug 12, 2009, 7:06 AM


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Re: [ai_ney] PUG - SKIN PROBLEMS - PLS ADVISE

Hi Ai_Ney,
Well, I will bring Hugo for check up this coming weekend. It seem like the itchy is getting bad and the red spot is getting more. I do suspect that this could be the food (science Plan). Need to check out with doc about it.
Hugo now is a very happy fella. The only thing that i don't like is his potty. He seems like not well trained yet . but when i am around, he is behave.
Hugo is lovely and naughty