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Old 05-21-2018, 09:14 PM
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So I'm a bit scared that Jr might have "walking dandruff" (don't remember the scientific term) or some type of mange.
Is it weird to go to the vet and request a skin scraping?
The only symptoms he has is losing small spots of hair and dandruff (and this dog has never had dandruff) So idk.
I will keep an eye on him and see if it gets better. But I can't go to the vet at least for the next couple of days (things have came up and I don't have much money to live off of right now)
Any thoughts I got on the internet and I'm honestly freaking out.
Not to mention Sunshine (my other dog) has strangely started not eating all her breakfast. She left a lot today of her food. But so far will eat all her dinner (same food and amount)
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:39 AM
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I gave him Benadryl as it might just be an allergic reaction to something.
Told my mom and she wants to take him in Saturday or Monday (hopefully) still have no clue how I'll come up with the money though.
I'm hoping the Benadryl will help.
Looked at him again and it's only that little spot.
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:52 AM
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Ari, do you have a clipper you can use? If so, I'd carefully clip away the hair around that spot. If it is multiple spots, then I'd get a shampoo made for dogs, and bathe him. This sounds more like some irritation, than an allergy. Is he scratching alot? Did the benadryl help?
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:03 AM
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No I actually don't have clippers.
I just bathed him this morning that's when I noticed it. I showered him with flea and tick shampoo. No he isn't scratching a lot plus where it's at he can't scratch it. At most probably nibble himself. He's only had the Benadryl for 30 minutes or so, it's too early to tell but I'll check tomorrow morning to "compare"
Jojo got prescribed Animax ointment for his granuloma. I'm thinking it wouldn't hurt to apply on Jr for a couple days. As it's for bacterial/yeast infections.
Edit: I gave him Benadryl last night and again this morning. It honestly looks the same. But I'll give him Benadryl again when I get home.
Is it strange that my hands and face are a bit itchy? I've taken Benadryl as well but I can't take it during the day since I get really sleepy.
But now I'm wondering if he has something that's transferred to humans..?
And now that I think about it happened on about Sunday and I noticed his bald spot on Monday.
Last thing I need is that he gave me something...

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Old 05-23-2018, 12:51 AM
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Ringworm is contagious, but I doubt it comes on that soon. I'd be washing my face and hands after touching the dog just in case. The Animax ointment wouldn't hurt, but may not help either. I'd just watch the spot. Wash it with a mild soap and water, dry it off and see what happens. Why did you 'shower him with flea and tick shampoo'? Did you actually see any parasites? Sometimes these irritate the skin?
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:43 PM
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I wasn't even thinking about ringworm. Why wouldn't it make him itch like crazy. But where it's on his back he can't scratch at it just chew/nibble on it.
In summer we get horrible fleas/ticks. And so to try my best to "control" I shower them with flea and tick shampoo during the summer.
I've been giving him Benadryl since I noticed it but I haven't noticed much of a difference to be honest. Other than less dandruff.
I haven't found any fleas and ticks on him.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:49 AM
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sounds as if it isn't too itchy. Benadryl makes me sleepy too. How big a spot is this? I don't know about dandruff. My shorthair, Emmy, has it, and has had it most of her life. I get a lot of undercoat out of her, but the dandruff never leaves. Gets better with a bath, however.
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:32 PM
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It's like no bigger than a quarter. Not getting better or worse.
Sunshine used to get a lot of dandruff everywhere on her back but I'm a bit concerned as Jr has never had dandruff like ever. And I find it a bit weird as it's in only one spot.
Also his spot under the fur is a bit of a different color than the rest of his coat. Almost like a darker color. Maybe purplish..?
I have a couple of more days before making my decision to take him.
If money was limitless I'd take him but it also bothers me knowing he shouldn't be missing a spot of fur. Plus I took jojo in for losing hair. I'm always trying to be "fair" yet it's not always easy with 4 dogs. Alright my rant is over lol
Update: I called our normal vet clinic and there gonna be closed for Saturday (Memorial Day Weekend) So I then start calling all the Banfield's in our area (within 20 miles) they have no openings to fit my time or they wanted a drop off (Jr doesn't do well with other people without me let alone dogs) Called other vet clinics many are going to open Saturday but no openings. I found one who wanted $115 for Saturday walk ins. I love Jr but he's not dying. I found another for $65 which is still pretty pricey (for me at least) but does open at 7:00AM The last clinic I called was also $65 but we actually talked about the dog. She was honest with me and told me since he only has a bald spot and no other symptoms he'd be fine to wait for his normal vet.
So I'm just going to wait and I'll have to keep reminding myself he's completely fine other than a small patch of fur falling out. And he could wait till next weekend if it doesn't grow back.
I feel mentally tired lol

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