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Help Staffy with a skin condition

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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
Hi wondering if u fellow HDUK can help, my friend has a staffy with a skin condition and wondering if anyone can help...

Staffy is call Maddie... Thanks people :)

Maddie is on steroids now but vet rang today to tell me i gotta take her off them far to dangerous.......could kill her.
she takes antihistamines which dont seem to help, as humans do for allergies

all her symptons point to a food allergy but finding exactly what is hard part
she could have an inhalent allergy unlikely tho cos she has had tests for pollen,grass dust mite and spores all negaitive
she could possibly be allergic to flea bites or an insect bite????
or a contact allergy which could b anythin from carpet fibres leather jusy basically anythin she could come into contact with household cleaning products smoke, deodarant etc etc etc

i personally think its food,but it takes 8-12 weeks of food trials to get anythin old out of her system, so of course this could go on for a long long time......unless she is allergy tested which costs thousands an thousands...already spent £1500 and got nowhere.

her symptons started initially scratching started with belly and her head which she doesnt do now since food has changed then arm pits biting and licking paws...lots of chin rubbing loss of hair...she scoots rubbing bum on carpet....a sweaty odour coming out of her body this seems to be when she is really scratching and at her worse but none of it comes from the top of her back all underneath her apart from her head an she will rub her eyes sometimes...

When she is having a bad one the underneaths of her paws and around her claws go pinky red and in her ears and the bald patch on head goes pink and her breath smells of fish....this is what i have learnt in the last 8 months....from what ive read this all points to food allergy like i say

she has never scratched her back or tail.

It is definately some sort of allergy that is fact or steriods would not help her.....

Now I'm at a loss....I'm understandably struggling to life with her but can't go on without her....

I've created this forum to enable individuals like myself to help our Staff'ys live a more comfortable life other dogs have became accustomed to.

Comments are welcomed...
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Original post here on some other forum if u wanna have a look
http: // mterrier8.team-talk.net/your-first-forum-f1/my-staffymaddie-t2.htm

thanks people
#2
Im good friends with a vet nurse and my mother runs a dog care business, il ask them tomorrow and report back.
#3
dh058977
Im good friends with a vet nurse and my mother runs a dog care business, il ask them tomorrow and report back.

Thanks
xx
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Have emailed both with a link to your forum post.
#5
dh058977
Have emailed both with a link to your forum post.

Thanks again, ur a star
#6
how old is staffy old or young?

ours had skin condition when a pup and lost alot of hair thro scratching
#7
Sorry can't help but would like to say make the best of her, my staff had to be put down suddenly today:( Best dogs ever.
#8
jamstaruk1972
how old is staffy old or young?ours had skin condition when a pup and lost alot of hair thro scratching

Not sure... my friends dog..

asked if u could speak to her on her site... not spamming people honest just helping out


http: //mterrier8.team-talk.net/your-first-forum-f1/my-staffymaddie-t2.htm
#9
that link isnt working
#10
jamstaruk1972
that link isnt working

Yeah it does, take the spaces out between the : and //
#11
working now

that looks like what mine had
#12
Hi

This sounds like my mums old staffy (bettybun) she turned out to be allergic to certain types of grass - another good source of support may be your local pet shop ours has a lady who is qualified in animal nutrition etc and she is fab for free advice & has helped to sort out good foods for our dogs - not the mst expensive & i could buy from elsewhere so nothing to be gained except loyalty!!! hope your dog gets sorted

steph
#13
She isnt feeding it any dairy products is she (cheese or milk especially) ?

Staffy's get dry skin & dandruff if they start eating either of those.
#14
Reply i got -
We have a staffie x that comes to us regularly that had a similiar history - they are right in stopping the steriods as they will eventually cause Cushions disease which then causes the liver and kidneys to fail. However, if you stop the steriods then things often right themselves.

I am wondering if the dog is allergic to chicken and/or wheat, these are the two most common food allergies for dogs and because most people think chicken is bland they don't think of it. The dog who comes to us with those symptoms was allergic to chicken - she now has something called NaturDiet which is in the chilled section of big pet shops. It might be worth a try but it does take several weeks for the allergens to settle down.
#15
Hi, I use this for my dogs that have had bad skin and/or fur problems and its absolutely fantastic, I can highly recommend it for the symptoms that you are describing and since using on my own dogs have been more than impressed by its results. My dad also uses this for his Border terriers and is also a big fan of the product. Read the reviews for yourself Im sure that you will find that this could be what you are after
Hope that this helps

Scotty
#16
Might seem odd, but try giving her a brazil nut (just one) once a day for a few months. My husband has serious psoriasis, and I read that selenium does all manner of good things to sensitive and sore skin, regardless of the cause. Brazil nuts are packed full of it, so give it a go, unless they're harmful to dogs ofcourse! Took about 12 weeks to see an effect in my hubby, but he's now COMPLETELY clear of scabbiness, and soreness too (for the first time in his life!). All for one nut a day! Hope it helps...
#17
I had an english bull terrier who developed a skin condition, it was very similar to eczema. I was advised to give him goats milk to drink every day, I was sceptical but it cleared up in two weeks and didn't come back, apparently its due to some enzyme that is found in goats milk.
I used to get it from sainsburys I think they still sell it.
#18
Penny Saver
Might seem odd, but try giving her a brazil nut (just one) once a day for a few months. My husband has serious psoriasis, and I read that selenium does all manner of good things to sensitive and sore skin, regardless of the cause. Brazil nuts are packed full of it, so give it a go, unless they're harmful to dogs ofcourse! Took about 12 weeks to see an effect in my hubby, but he's now COMPLETELY clear of scabbiness, and soreness too (for the first time in his life!). All for one nut a day! Hope it helps...

Brazils are the one and only nut that have yet to be proved toxic to animals but i wouldnt risk it personally
#19
Hi Folks,

Thanks for the comments,
I have just been advised to take my Staffy off her steriods, this has been the first week and she is terrible, constantly scratching. Ideally I think I need to get more allergy tests until I find out what the causeis. It's just alot of pennies. Does anyone know how many allergy tests there are?
#20
jamstaruk1972
how old is staffy old or young?ours had skin condition when a pup and lost alot of hair thro scratching

My Staff is 8 months old.

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