Help help my lab have this funny white patches without hair on his body,and have gone to alot of vet but no help at all any of u face the same problem before pls tell me if do so and any good vet to introduce pls let me know ok
it sounds like mange to me. i went through these stages with my pug when she was 5 months old. early symptoms of mange includes losing hair and revealing patches of skin underneath. at that point, your pup will look a bit moth-eaten. according too books: for small puppies, it will probably heal on its own. but my little sidnee was no so lucky. she was treated wrongly and got secondary bacterial infection. then it got worse and the skin turned black! is it getting better/worse?
I'm not sure if you wanna try this out but it worked for my dog when he started scratching non stop and hair started falling off real bad....it's a home remedy.....buy some lemon about 5 to 10 depending on the size of your dog, slice them up in very thin layers, add some water, slow boil for about 20 mins....then if u hv container keep the juice and the pulp in a closed bottle/container for a few days....there is some moulding process going on during storage which is suppose to be helpful....use the lemon tonic to apply on your dog everyday.....do not rinse your dog with water after application....leave the dog to dry by iteself....if you hv Lavender oil then it's even better, drop about 2 to 3 drops to the tonic before application. I did this for about a mth and his hair grew back to normal....u shd be able to see some results in a week's time.
Well, the vet I go to now is pretty good...but for a specific vet who's good with skin problems, I'm not sure. If you want to give my vet a try, please email me at email@example.com and I'll give u the address of the place. It's in Sunway Damansara, btw, near the new Tesco.
Poor thing. Maybe you can also try out Gina's suggestion?
In my case, Sidnee was misdiagnosed the first time even though a skin scraping had been done. When I got a second opinion (from a different clinic) I saw with my two eyes those demodex mites from a skin scraping - so i am convinced it is mange in Sidnee's case. You can try the lemon tonic approach suggested earlier, I am also doing that on Sidnee on a weekly basis. But in my opinion it is useful for mild cases or for prevention. Mange on its own may not be itchy - it is bacterial infection that will cause your dog to itch until it breaks your heart to see the sight.
If you would like to try the vet I bring Sidnee to, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, I think it is important to keep your dog supplemented so the immune system is not compromised. If you rule out food then there may be some underlying problems.
Err.. you mentioned about white patches of skin, may I know on which part of the body?
Another thing... after going through what I had with Sidnee, I truly believe there is NO HARM in trying HOLISTIC approaches. I don't like using those harsh drugs on my poor pup. Since I changed to holistic approaches and stopped those drugs, my pup was so much happier and she is eating more.
Hi Derrick and wlaiwan....Biscuit had mange too and yah i am so thru with harsh chemical approach that is why i adopted the more natural holistic approach and did the lemon tonic thingy and it worked....using the conventional harsh dip will work too but if a natural approach can be used (although it'll take a longer time) why use the harsh approach right? That being said, if a dog is having skin problems, using dips or any tonic will only help and soothe the external part ie. the skin....what we really need to do is tackle the problem frm the inside, and that is changing the dog's diet, building up the immune system and getting rid of the excess toxin in the body....if it's an allergy then the main cause of allergy shd be determined, although this is a very hard thing to do at times, you need to really observe carefully what exactly is causing the dog to itch so much....ohh Biscuit is not totally itch free but at least he is much more better than before and i can certainly see improvements in his skin
Exactly..i agree with you satu ratus %. Can you imagine: having to rub ourselves with potentially fatal solution, all over our body! Of course it will kill the mites - it can also get into our blood stream and kill us. These days, I still keep an eye on the food I feed Sidnee. I dare not say she's totally cured but at least, it under control.