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sweeeng
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Jul 8, 2003, 12:01 AM

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My 2 Maltese seems to have rashes and puss on their body. I hear that it usually happens if the dogs licks the area too much. But right now ... the funny thing is, it happens on the area where they can't even reach...

I've already clean it with Savlon. They are better now but I'm curious as to why this happened.

Any advise?

Swee Eng


jaz
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Jul 14, 2003, 6:57 PM

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Hi there,

I am not sure what puss is.. but lately I've discovered small small bumps on Jaz's skin, especially around her neck.. It's not really pimple, but it's definately not something I want to see Frown.. when you try to scrap it off, it actually turns flacky.. I am not sure what causes this.. but how do I get rid of it??? and prevent it from happening again in future??


sweeeng
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Jul 14, 2003, 8:20 PM

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I've been trying to put Savlon antiseptic cream and baby lotion. Not sure if you wanna try..

Regards,
Swee Eng


jaz
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Jul 14, 2003, 8:23 PM

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So, my case above sounds similar to you?? are you also feeling the ekky tiny little bumps on your dog's back?? it's not really rashes I think as it's not red in color.. does it work??


sweeeng
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Jul 14, 2003, 8:33 PM

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My dogs has something that looks like mosquito bites but it's not. And sometimes they get puss on their body. Hokkien call "Na...Na..." Understand, ah?

And this all will turn very dry and make their skin look a bit horrible. So I've been putting Savlon and now going to try a new method. Bath them with Savlon solution ... referring to the post "Dettol ..." something ... Can't remember ...

Regards,
Swee Eng


jaz
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Jul 14, 2003, 8:36 PM

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Yeah Yeah! it looks abit like Na Na Tongue.. wonder how did she get all these.. and it spreads pretty fast.. does it produce flackly dead skins??? mine does.. so every day, I have to keep on brushing them off.. is it advisable to do so??


sweeeng
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Jul 14, 2003, 8:46 PM

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Ok ... then looks like we're having de same prob. To clear that off, I wipe it with Savlon solution and then apply some Savlon antiseptic cream. It really works but what comes after that is ... it'll be dry ... something like flaky skin as you mention but it's not dandruff. .. so I'm going to put some Baby lotion but not sure if it'll work..

Regards,
Swee Eng


jaz
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Jul 14, 2003, 9:10 PM

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Eh you know I recevied this free sample spray from Aero*** something ler.. cannot remember the brand.. I believe it's also sold on Puppy.com.. it's some kind of oil that supposely help to cure these stuff.. it's some T-Tree oil.. have you tried it ar? I think it's kinda working for Jaz ler...


sweeeng
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Jul 14, 2003, 10:53 PM

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I haven't heard of it but will try it once I find out what I'm trying now doesn't work..

Regards,
Swee Eng


jaz
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Jul 14, 2003, 11:08 PM

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Ok Swee Eng,

Tell you wat, I'll try on the oitment I have, and you try on the Salvon that you are trying on and we'll see which one works better ok?! we exchange notes on this! next time can become expert.

Oh, I found out the brand dee.. it's : Aristopet Tea Tree Oil Medicated Skin Lotion




fun
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Jul 14, 2003, 11:28 PM

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Hi Sweeng,

My Ruffie just came over this problem. This is very common for all the puppies.

My vet said why the puppies will get this "Na Na" is because they play or sleep at dirty place or on the glass. Or may be because the weather, too hot...all these will cause the pusses come out. But, don't put baby lotion on it, it will become worst... (Vet said this to me). You can request your vet to give you the medicine.

Anyway, use clean tower to rub your doggies everytime when they come in the house and let them drink more water.


fun
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Jul 14, 2003, 11:40 PM

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Jaz,

Last time my Ruffie used to have very large puss, around 1.5 cm big... so disgusting and it was in green color. I tried to brush them off..as what you did now.. and the next day, another one puss came out beside the old puss.

I don't think it is good to brush them off. Just let the pusses burst itself and you should wipe your puppy body everyday and put some medicine on it. (request from vet).

Although Ruffie gone thru that "hard time", his skin still quite fine, no flackly dead skins.


cshellz
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Jul 15, 2003, 12:03 AM

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Hi Lisa,

Sparkle has the exact same problems!! I brush him regularly and the dry flaky stuff will come off with the brush...very 'geli' esp when u try to stroke him and u feel all the stuff on his body...makes me want to scratch it out...Frown

I changed his shampoo, fed him Lamb & Rice, gave him Nutricoat & Cod liver Oil plus other supplements......and also constant brushing. Now improving Smile


jaz
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Jul 15, 2003, 2:19 AM

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Wow!!! 1.5cm big! wah lau!!! must have hurt Ruffie!!! pity him man... Yeah I too think that it's because of dust.. she likes to hide under bed and sofas at time.. I must also wipe or bath her more often till I get ride of all the tiny itsy bitsy puss.. YUCKS!!!!


jaz
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Jul 15, 2003, 2:24 AM

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Soo... I guess it's not a big deal as many of us has experience the same thing.. I guess I have to change Jaz's food to Lamb and Rice and bath her more othen.. are there any other ways to recommend??


sweeeng
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Jul 16, 2003, 5:27 PM

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Hi there...

My doggies don't go out. They're always in the kitchen and my maid mops the kitchen twice a day. It can't be the weather too cos they've been there for 1 years plus oredi... So still can't figure out what's wrong.

Anyway, when there's a puss, i'll use the Savlon solution to clean it. The puss will come out and the skin will recover... of course with the flaky thing. The vet says that it's recovering, lor...

Tried bathing 1 dog with the savlon solution... her skin looks better ... but need to continue... i guess..

Regards,\

swee eng


captain03
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Sep 15, 2003, 7:55 AM

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can i ask when u say bath the dog with the solution, how many times u bath him a week?

i have a 5 mths golden retriever pup, jus bought abt 2mths ago. he was imported from australia.. about 3wks after i bought him, he developed rashes all over his body, especially his neck and tummy. but the vet jus gave me antibiotics and say might be due to hot weather as it was winter that time and he was not use to the warm weather here. the rashes did went off but after a week plus later, his rashes came back. the rashes was spotted around his armpit and in between his legs. i have tried applying savlon antiseptic cream around the area and improvement is seen at the armpit, but, in between the legs is not so good..

i've seen his biting his legs and tail as well... could it be that he is allergy to the food i gave? cos i have read some article that if the dog is allergy to wheat, corn or soy bean, they will bite their legs and tail.. i have stop him from eating food with wheat and he did not bite his tail anymore, biting his legs now because there is a few rashes over there.. though i have stop giving food with wheat, the rashes is still there...

pls help... really dun know wad to do man...


houyee
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Sep 15, 2003, 9:01 AM

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well try reading the mange postings. there are 2 types of mange....sarcoptic (which spreads) and demodectic (which doesn't). get your vets to so some skin scraping.

allergies are rare. mange is very common. antibiotics is not the answer to both afflictions and neither is savlon.
zippy 'rowena' kojak


surchinmy
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Sep 15, 2003, 9:18 AM

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Hi ... Smile ...

Many vets prescribe a course of antibiotics and/or cortisone when treating a dog with a skin condition ... what is unfortunate however is that some vets do not attempt a clearer diagnosis or provide the owner with clear or sufficient explanation of the "cause" or "possible causes" of the condition ...

Some vets do not bother to explain the long-term effects of antibiotics or cortisone ... on our dogs.

The antibiotic is intended to prevent or reduce secondary bacterial infection caused by the skin condition and/or a scratching dog ... The cortisone is a powerful anti inflammatory steroid intended to combat "Allergic Dermatitis", namely allergies of the skin.

Unfortunately, such treatment assist to elevate symptoms but often does not remove the cause of the condition.

Hence, frequently - when the antibiotic or cortisone treatment period is over ... the skin condition reappears ...

It is therefore very important to find a vet who is prepared to spend time examining your dog and speaking with you. Just giving antibiotics or cortisone is not necessarily the only or best solution.

A dog with bad skin is giving warning that something is not right ...

Dermatitis comes in various forms and can be caused by a whole range of possibilities.

You are right, rashes and poor skin condition can be caused by certain foods ...

But it may also be caused by other factors too ... It may be something as simple as a heat rash ... or maybe caused by a food allergy, or allergy to the dog shampoo, or the detergents used on your floor, airborne contaminants, bacterial, fungal or yeast infections ... or some form of parasitic infection (tick bites or mange etc) ... or a combination of causes ...

The symptoms can range from mild rashes to open sores, from mild to severe itching and coat loss.

Treating a skin condition often requires a process of eliminating possible causes.

I would suggest the following Smile ...

*** Speak to your breeder in Australia and find out the food that the puppy was fed. A responsible breeder will be more than happy to provide all the information you require. If the food fed in Australia caused no problems - then perhaps duplicate that diet here ... In the meantime research proper dog nutrition.

*** If there are no pus pistules ... make a salt water solution - 1 or 2 teaspoon of sea-salt in a pint of warm water ... Soak a towel in the salt solution and wipe your dog ... You can do this 2 or 3 times a day ... the salt solution is mildly antiseptic and will help keep the rashes clean and reduce itching.

Hopefully the above will stabilise your dog's condition somewhat ... giving you time to find a good vet ...

A good vet will have many questions for you - questions about your dog's diet, the environment in which your dog lives etc ... A good vet will also consider doing a blood test, skin scrapings for examination under a microscope or for a culture ... A good vet will also patiently answer all the questions you may have

Please check the thread begun by cshellz on "mange":

www.puppy.com.my/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?do=post_view_flat;post=53683;page=1;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;mh=25;

... the thread offers many suggestions re: nutrition & homeopathic solutions for skin relief.

Cheers Smile


icaruz
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Sep 15, 2003, 10:40 PM

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Sara used to have a few of the puss spots and after awhile they went away...recently they came back and I could see spots everywhere near her tummy to her neck area...I've been constantly checking the condition and it was slowly drying and fading out...but today when i checked her..it got alot worse..now there are tiny tiny spots everythere..only 1 or 2 mosquito bite size with the puss...but it looks like rashes everywhere...any suggestions? I've been to the vet and he said that it's normal..and that it'll fade out after awhile..I'm beginning to get really worried..can anyone help??


surchinmy
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Sep 15, 2003, 11:50 PM

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Hello ... Smile ...

So sorry to hear about your doggie's skin condition.

I assume that you have described all you wrote in your post to your vet ... Please remember - you must provide your vet with all relevant information ... if you don't, then you hamper your vet's attempt to diagnose.

As far as I know ... having recurring skin condition is not normal for any dog ... having pustules or red rash all over its body on a recurring basis is also not normal for a dog ... I would therefore be very cautious about any vet who dismisses such symptoms as being normal.

It is also very difficult (if not impossible) to try and identify causes of dermatitis (skin condition) over this forum.

Please reading the postings above and the postings under mange.

Please take your dog to a good vet who is able to provide proper advice and treatment. If you wish, you can email me at surchinmy@yahoo.com

Good luck.


(This post was edited by surchinmy on Sep 16, 2003, 12:08 AM)


Hoganfm
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Sep 16, 2003, 3:41 AM

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Hi,

Surchinmy is right. My godson has the same problem (no puss except when he scratch but a lot of dry dead skin) n the vet told me that he has yeast. So, he suggest that I give him a bath every 3 days with Malaseb shampoo (soaked for an hour then rinse off) n then wash with vineger (mix with water). Don't rinse off after that, wipe n blow dry. If not, use the shampoo once a week n spray the vineger mix every 3 days, wipe n blow dry after that. I'm doing it this week n my godson seem to have a good night sleep after that (not much of scratching). According to the vet, the vineger helps to control the yeast growth.

He also suggest that my godson needs sunshine (between 9am to 11am). Will be giving him the vineger spray this Wed n a bath (the whole procedure) this Sat b4 he gets his booster jab (didn't get it last Sat cos vet settle his skin problem 1st). Will keep u guys updated.

Cheers,
Hogan's godma cum nanny.


captain03
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Sep 16, 2003, 5:06 AM

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before i done some research b4 i bought this retreiver. i have found that skin disorder is commonly found on golden retriever. can someone describe how it looks like? does it look like rashes? cos i am afraid that my goldie is suffering from skin disorder. by the way.. the rashes i mention before does not contain any pus, but its pink in color, round and pop out from the skin (like pimples) the rashes will starts to flatten after i apply the cream, but another will somehow pop up again but in different area..


surchinmy
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Sep 16, 2003, 7:46 AM

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You wrote: "... before i done some research b4 i bought this retreiver. i have found that skin disorder is commonly found on golden retriever. can someone describe how it looks like? does it look like rashes? cos i am afraid that my goldie is suffering from skin disorder ..."

I think you are asking whether your puppy is suffering from a "specific" type of skin infection or disorder that particularly affects Goldens ...

If I am not mistaken ... some experts believe that Goldens are succeptable to "skin allergies" ... But this is just a very general caution warning that Goldens may be predisposed to skin allergies ... Unfortunately, skin allegies come in so many forms.

As best as I know, Goldens are not predisposed to any one "specific" form of allegy or a "particular" type of skin disorder that reveals itself with a "particular" set of symptoms ...

Because your Golden may be predisposed to skin allergies ... the rash may be the result of some form of allergy - but then again it may not ... Unsure ...

All we can say is that the recurring rashes is an indication that something is wrong ... It is however impossible via this forum to attempt any more precise diagnosis of what may be cause of the rashes ... there are just too many possibilities.

As mentioned in my earlier posting ... you really need to find a good vet ... one who is prepared to carry out a proper and systematic examination of your pup and answer your queries ...

Perhaps if you tell us the area where you live - forum members can assist with recommending a good vet ...

I agree with Houyee - (and you are yourself discovering this) simply applying antiseptic cream is not the solution ...

Cheers


surchinmy
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Sep 16, 2003, 8:08 AM

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Hello ... Smile ...

Just a few suggestions, if I may:

(a) Exposing your doggie to sunlight is a very good idea because dogs require sunlight to synthesis Vitamin D ... but maybe early morning sun is good ... it can get pretty hot by 11am ...

(b) Please check the directions on your bottle of Malaseb ... I believe that the recommended soaking time is only "10 minutes" and not 1 hour ... Malaseb is quite a strong medicated shampoo ...

Cheers ... and all the best with your dog ... Smile

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