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Bubbles
Dog Kichi

Apr 15, 2003, 2:50 AM

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My last and present chow always have skin problem. Is it that chow chow gets skin infection very easily? He's biting himself and scratching non-stop, I had to put a collar on him now, but this doesn't solve the true problem. The vet told me to give him food with lower protein(less than 22%) I am, but he's still scratching. Does anyone know what's causing this? Any cure?


adamchooi
Canine Addict


Apr 15, 2003, 4:21 AM

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Dear Bubbles,

Maybe the shampoo and conditioner that u're using r not suitable for your chow chow.How often u bathe your chow?The most is once a week.If u bathe too much,the skin might get dry and it will irritate your dog.Try not to let your dog to scratch itself too much and cut it's nails(to prevent injuries).

U check your dog for fleas and ticks?



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minglmy
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Apr 15, 2003, 9:02 AM

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Hi Bubbles,

I think skin infection is a normal problem for chow-chow. They are actually not a tropical country kind of dog. I have a colleague who used to own a beautiful chow-chow but the dog died recently due to skin disease which got too infected until the vet says it's better for the dog to let him go to sleep foreverUnsure.

cheers,
minglmy


timmy
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Apr 15, 2003, 4:29 PM

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hi adam, i just wonder if we use too much shampoo when bathing the puppy, u think its not good to the skin? or make them feel itchy or sensitive?

wats the shampoo that kill fleas and good for our puppy coat?


Trivor
K9 Servant


Apr 15, 2003, 4:58 PM

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Hi,
I trry not to use too much chemicals for my Trivor. I fried garlic and feed her once a month to control fleas and ticks. Garlic is excellent to get rid of those nuisances.



~ Trivor ~
~ SC & Low, mama and dada ~


Trivor
K9 Servant


Apr 15, 2003, 5:01 PM

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well,
I agree with adamchooi, chekc if your chow-chow has fleas/ticks. these are deadly insects. This can cause worm to your doggie too.
what did the vet said?



~ Trivor ~
~ SC & Low, mama and dada ~


adamchooi
Canine Addict


Apr 15, 2003, 6:03 PM

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Dear timmy,

I dilute Cookie shampoo with water before applying it.Try not to use it straight away out from the bottle.It's not good to shampoo your dog too frequent coz it will make their coat and skin dry and itch.That's y we can only bathe our dog at most once a week.

U can try Medicated shampoo or there r alot other shampoo used to kill fleas too.I don't use any of those because i'm using Frontline on cookie.As trivor suggested,u can feed timmy with garlic as well(But not too much).



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cshellz
Ultra ALPHA


Apr 15, 2003, 6:46 PM

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Hi adam,

I've tried a few types of shampoo for puppies on Richie the last time, but he seems to be allergic to it or something...always scratching. And I noticed that when I use those on him he tends to smell a bit.

Got a tip from a friend (not sure if all u puppy lovers agree or not) Smile I dilute baby bath gel into warm water and I bathed Richie (and now Sparkle) with it. I noticed their skin don't get dry and they don't scratch so much and they smell just like a baby!!Smile Smile Plus I feed Sparkle with NutriCoat which is supposed to condition the skin.

Andn garlic of course - in very very small quantities. Smile


Trivor
K9 Servant


Apr 15, 2003, 7:43 PM

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hello,
I was told we cannot use human bathing gel or soap on doggies as it will dry up their coat and skin?
I also was told to use bathing gel consists of oat bran, it supposes to smooth the skin and as natural conditional. But I can't find any shampoo consists of oat over here....



~ Trivor ~
~ SC & Low, mama and dada ~


cshellz
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Apr 15, 2003, 7:51 PM

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adult ones are definitely too harsh on them. But I'm using the ones we use on newborn babies to toddlers. I only mix a little into the warm water. The baby's soap also will dry up coat and skin??

What shampoo do u use on your dog by the way? Smile


Trivor
K9 Servant


Apr 15, 2003, 8:08 PM

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Hi there,
I dunno the brand name but it has yellow label and the shampoo is brown in colour.
sometimes I put some pounded oat on my hand when rubbing Trivor ... but I've done it once, not sure the effect too. My mum will yell if I use the oat for her bathing...



~ Trivor ~
~ SC & Low, mama and dada ~


adamchooi
Canine Addict


Apr 16, 2003, 2:31 AM

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Hi Michelle,

Baby bath? Izzit the blue colour bottle by johnson's? I used to like it alot when i was a little boy(lots of bubbles).

The pH level for human skin and dogs r different.So it's not advisable to use human shampoo on dogs.But baby shampoo should be ok i guess cos it's mild and less concentrated.



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cshellz
Ultra ALPHA


Apr 16, 2003, 5:47 PM

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err...not johnsons. My mum got me this baby bath gel that smells of pineapple. It's supposed to be for babies and it's with aloe vera gel that's supposed to moisturise skin. It says here dermatologically tested and pH balanced....and soap free.

I dun mind sticking to it as I use only very little mixed in warm water and I can see his skin improving when I stopped using the puppy shampoo. Smile But I'll never use adult shampoo or bath gel on my puppy.

But thanks for the infor adam!! Wink Smile


Bubbles
Dog Kichi

Apr 18, 2003, 6:56 PM

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I only bath him once before the problem appear. I'm usin Bio-groom, is it good for puppies? It doesn't state that it is specially for puppies, but the pet shop guy says it's alright. He has no fleas and ticks, I've sprayed the Frontline and put a flea collar on. But the vet said it's not flea problem, it's skin problem, and had given him some tablets. I had never had a dog who would take tablets so pleasantly.


Bubbles
Dog Kichi

Apr 18, 2003, 7:04 PM

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Oh dear, how old was the dog when he/she being put to sleep?


Bubbles
Dog Kichi

Apr 18, 2003, 7:09 PM

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How much garlic? How to fry? Dry or with oil? But my dog has no fleas now, it's still ok to feed him? Will it make him smell?


Bubbles
Dog Kichi

Apr 18, 2003, 7:13 PM

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Hi Trivor,

What's the oat for? How to use it for bath?


adamchooi
Canine Addict


Apr 18, 2003, 7:56 PM

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Hello Bubbles,

I'm using Bio-Groom as well. It was recommended by my groomer.I guess it's ok for puppy.

Hope your chow get well soon!Cool



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Trivor
K9 Servant


Apr 18, 2003, 11:46 PM

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Hi there,
I read some article in web and they claimed that oat is good for doggies fur and skin. It is kinda natural conditional to them...
They sell alot of oat brand shampoo in the internet, in US, but I cannot find any in Penang, so far....



~ Trivor ~
~ SC & Low, mama and dada ~


ck
Novice

Apr 20, 2003, 7:56 PM

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is your chow start scraching, then biting , then the whole spot started hairless, reddish?
well my chows too even my golden does that.
My vet couldn't provide me the exact answer that cause this infection, it might be heatie weather or bacteria. But what i always do is shave off that spot, appllied the cream that my vet gave and also season them with malaseb for half an hour then rinse for twice a week until he stop bothering that spot.
well this works for my chows and golden.
you should always smell their body, the best every day to check for skin infection.


Bubbles
Dog Kichi

Apr 22, 2003, 6:29 PM

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Hi ck,

What is malaseb? But my dog had healed already. Thank you everyone! You have a big place for them to run around is good. I love almost all the big breeds. Where do u stay? I live in TTDI, do you think we can meet? I really want to see your dogs!!!

 
 




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