Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Pet corner  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 09.11.2011, 16:58
TidakApa's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Top of a Triangle
Posts: 2,992
Groaned at 38 Times in 29 Posts
Thanked 5,673 Times in 2,039 Posts
TidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Balding dog....HELP!

Quote:
View Post
Has anyone expereinced (sarcoptic mange) here or Fox mange?

Someone has suggested it could be this and her symptoms are an earlier symptom.
Was it me?
Quote:
View Post
I call it "The mange"
Both of my dogs contracted the mite parasite which resulted in patchy hair loss........ but this was in Australia, not Switzerland.

There is a strong chance that the mite parasites are different here, and treatment may vary.


For me it was a pretty straightforward process.

1. Go to the vet
2. Sample the skin and observe
3. Identify the mite
4. Prescribed treatment to follow.

The hair took some time to grow back, and further samples from the skin indicated that the mites were no longer present.

It just takes some time.


Your dog will take advantage of your concern for her, and look at you with sadness in her eyes to try to convince you that sleeping on your bed and sharing the food from your dinner plate will help with her condition........ but this is just a trick.



EDIT: nearly forgot....... I also stepped up the oily foods in my hounds diet.
Avocado's are incredible for a dogs coat, but these things were free for me, and are currently out of season now...... Also, tinned sardines. The omega oils are incredible, but your hound develops the worst case of 'death breath' you have encountered and will taunt you with a desire to lick you.
The dogs coat looks amazing though.

Last edited by TidakApa; 09.11.2011 at 17:01. Reason: post thought
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank TidakApa for this useful post:
  #22  
Old 09.11.2011, 21:45
darkhorsedrea's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Uster
Posts: 800
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 747 Times in 290 Posts
darkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Balding dog....HELP!

Quote:
View Post
Was it me?


Both of my dogs contracted the mite parasite which resulted in patchy hair loss........ but this was in Australia, not Switzerland.

There is a strong chance that the mite parasites are different here, and treatment may vary.


For me it was a pretty straightforward process.

1. Go to the vet
2. Sample the skin and observe
3. Identify the mite
4. Prescribed treatment to follow.

The hair took some time to grow back, and further samples from the skin indicated that the mites were no longer present.

It just takes some time.


Your dog will take advantage of your concern for her, and look at you with sadness in her eyes to try to convince you that sleeping on your bed and sharing the food from your dinner plate will help with her condition........ but this is just a trick.



EDIT: nearly forgot....... I also stepped up the oily foods in my hounds diet.
Avocado's are incredible for a dogs coat, but these things were free for me, and are currently out of season now...... Also, tinned sardines. The omega oils are incredible, but your hound develops the worst case of 'death breath' you have encountered and will taunt you with a desire to lick you.
The dogs coat looks amazing though.
No it was you specifically, although it has been mentioned here. It was suggested by a fellow labrador owner.

With regards to the mange I have not heard of it before. I think I just have to wait and see if thing improve with this supplement, although I am a bit worried it could be this. The vet was not too concerned though

Crazy what these animals put us through. I will take photos of her coat and check back on them in 10 days and see if there is a noticeable difference.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 09.11.2011, 23:25
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: na
Posts: 11,249
Groaned at 37 Times in 33 Posts
Thanked 26,732 Times in 8,253 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Balding dog....HELP!

Because sarcoptic mange is infectious - your other animals might also be at risk - if you really are worried about sarcoptic mange, don't wait - ask the vet to do a skin scrape. Or at the least, chat with the vet again, if only for your peace of mind.

It's very simple procedure, takes seconds - the vet can identify the mites under his microscope then and there. (Although there is a chance of false negatives with sarcoptic mange.)

Here's a good article:
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/sarcopt...ogs/page1.aspx


(What prompted my vet to do the scrape was an off-hand comment I made about my guy going grey around the eyes - I hadn't even noticed any hair loss. The vet did, though. There was no redness, no inflammation, and only a bit of hair thinning - but he did indeed have demodex mites.)


But as said in other posts - there are so many possibilties where hair loss is a symptom.

Last edited by meloncollie; 09.11.2011 at 23:40.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank meloncollie for this useful post:
Reply

Tags
balding, dog, scratching




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fellow dog owners - help? summerrain Pet corner 39 03.11.2011 11:37
Dog Registration Help ShaysLou Pet corner 1 08.07.2011 14:12
Help needed about my dog r4chel Pet corner 36 27.11.2010 23:05
HELP-How does one cope with your dog killed in an accident at the dog sitters ABM Pet corner 58 11.10.2009 21:38


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:53.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0