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what r scabies/mange do we have it?

Question by OfficeLady: what r scabies/mange do we have it?
My dog has been having some skin trouble, Allergies is what the vet linked it to, we have fixed him, and he has been on meds for about a month. His hair is still Falling out!!! and he scratches like crazy!!! so i asked the vet about “mange” she in sured me that she didnt think thats what it was but now is still treating him for it… She mentioned something about mange being scabies… Yet none of my other animals have it just the one dog… HELLP what r scabies? mange?
Thank you jesse, That is excatly what my vet is doing the oral injections, 1 a week for 3 weeks. And 88 I do bring him to the vet just for the record he had been there 12 times in the last 5 weeks!
how/ were did he get it?
But where di dhe get it? i give him a medicated bath once a week…. And why dont any of us have it or any of the other animals? Isn’t it contagious

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Answer by bob ©
scabies are highly contagious mites. people can get them as well.

did your vet do a skin scrape? what meds is your dog on? what food are you feeding?

your dog can still have allergies, the key is trying to determine what your dog is allergic to.

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Question by ?????: Did I over-react? Plz answer! Thx! Easy 10 points.?
Our dog has very a lot of allergies. If she eats even one thing off her special diet (special expensive dog food, apples, and green beans) she chews her feet raw and gets horrible ear infections. We’ve told this to my grandmother before and she says she wouldn’t ever feed the dog anything off the food she can have.

Yesterday my cousin found a recipe for ‘bird bread’ that she wanted me to help her with, so we made it for my bird. When we were done we had it sitting on the table to cool. About 10 minutes later my grandparents arrive. My grandma walks over and cuts a big piece of the bird bread and before I can stop her she takes a huge bite. I told her it was for the bird and she spits it right onto the floor and tosses the rest to my dog who eats all of it including the part she spit right onto the floor. I was trying to get it all away from the dog and she doesn’t even try to help. Afterwards I tried to explain to her that we have to spend a lot of money on the dog food and that she cant have any of the other food because she’ll chew her feet raw and she rolled her eyes.

She told me the bird bread was disgusting. (duh its for a conure not a grandma) and later I overheard her telling my other grandma I overreacted and that allergies are all in the head.

Who overreacted? btw my dogs feet are pink and swollen.

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Answer by Robert W
I would disallow your grandmother from ever being in the same room with your dog again. She obviously doesn’t have any respect for you or your house. She should have asked for a piece of bread before just taking some, and knowing your dog’s special diet, shouldn’t have given it to her.

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Question by Oakleybear2: Is there an affective home remedy for mange in dogs?
I believe that my dog has mange. However, I was told that it was simply a skin irritation. I have been using hydrocortisone shampoo for the past week and it has not made it any better. I was then told that her skin patches on her body could also be allergies. Nothing has changed in her diet or surroundings. She is also part Sharpei and I was told that mange could be genetic for her. So I have been given all of these various reasons as to why she is getting patchy fur.
1. dryness
2. allergies
3. genetically prone
4. mange

So I am thinking if there is a home remedy to mange, I could try it as long as it will not do any harm to her. But thus far the hydrocortisone does not seem to be helping.

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Answer by Dog Section Regular
NO IT IS NOT A “SKIN IRRITATION!”

STOP SELF TREATING YOUR DOG. Jesus people, why would everyone take the chance and prefer to do harm to their dog, rather than have it PROPERLY TREATED BY A VET?

You don’t know she has mange. You don’t know she has allergies. You don’t know she has a “skin irritation.” The ONLY way to know this is if you TAKE THE DOG TO THE VET. How many times must it be said?

THERE IS NO home remedy for mange. ONLY your Vet can treat the dog.

* A skin scraping, (to rule out mange) is a fairly simple procedure. In order to treat your dog, you need to know WHAT to treat. Blanket treating is dangerous and stupid.

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Reverse Sneezing associated with allergies?

Question by Angela L: Reverse Sneezing associated with allergies?
Please, if you have a dog that has reverse sneezes often I would like to hear from you first! No offense to others.

So, I am new to the whole reverse sneezing thing. Thought my dog was choking at first. Before you tell me off, let me just say that I took her to the humane society for a check-up yesterday so I don’t wanna hear that I am a bad owner. When your dog reverse-sneezes, is it normal for her to sneeze regularly afterwards? Or is that a sign that she has allergies?

Because everyone who has described reverse sneezes to me (vet, receptionist at a different vet, friends with dogs, and my own research) …… the reverse sneezes don’t seem to be something activated by allergies.

So if she’s regular-sneezing b/c of something in the air or whatever I just want to find out if I need to get her treated for it…..or if it’s just associated with the reverse sneezes.

I know you’re thinking “why didn’t i ask the vet when i was there yesterday?” Honestly, ’cause I’m human, made a mistake & forgot. So I am doing research before taking her back for nearly the same exact thing.

What are other signs that she may have allergies? I’m pretty sure she has no symptoms…..except…..if the sneezes aren’t just hand-in-hand with the reverse sneezes……..then obviously she has those. She has no skin irritation or swelling as far as I can tell. No unusual scratching at herself.

I really appreciate your feedback…..please, PLEASE give your opinion if you own a dog that reverse sneezes often!

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Answer by dogsdogwoman
My dog does it and no allergies.

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Reverse Sneezing associated with allergies?

Question by Angela L: Reverse Sneezing associated with allergies?
Please, if you have a dog that has reverse sneezes often I would like to hear from you first! No offense to others.

So, I am new to the whole reverse sneezing thing. Thought my dog was choking at first. Before you tell me off, let me just say that I took her to the humane society for a check-up yesterday so I don’t wanna hear that I am a bad owner. When your dog reverse-sneezes, is it normal for her to sneeze regularly afterwards? Or is that a sign that she has allergies?

Because everyone who has described reverse sneezes to me (vet, receptionist at a different vet, friends with dogs, and my own research) …… the reverse sneezes don’t seem to be something activated by allergies.

So if she’s regular-sneezing b/c of something in the air or whatever I just want to find out if I need to get her treated for it…..or if it’s just associated with the reverse sneezes.

I know you’re thinking “why didn’t i ask the vet when i was there yesterday?” Honestly, ’cause I’m human, made a mistake & forgot. So I am doing research before taking her back for nearly the same exact thing.

What are other signs that she may have allergies? I’m pretty sure she has no symptoms…..except…..if the sneezes aren’t just hand-in-hand with the reverse sneezes……..then obviously she has those. She has no skin irritation or swelling as far as I can tell. No unusual scratching at herself.

I really appreciate your feedback…..please, PLEASE give your opinion if you own a dog that reverse sneezes often!

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Answer by dogsdogwoman
My dog does it and no allergies.

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