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Well, José had another vet visit on Friday because his skin wasn't any better after being on antibiotics for 2 weeks. So I spent another $100 at the vet, they did another skin scrape and he is still negative for mange mites, but he still has Pyoderma. So the vet gave me another 2 weeks worth of antibiotics to start him on. Same stuff, Ancef, but this time it is TRIPLE the dose from last time! He also gave me an antihistimine stronger than benadryl to give José twice a day to make him stop itching. I also have to wash him with this special shampoo that has benadryl IN it twice to three times a week to also help keep him from itching. The vet says if we can keep him from scratching at himself and give the antibiotics, we can hopefully get this cleared up. He said sometimes it takes 6-8 weeks worth of antibiotics to clear this up! I am sure glad José is a good boy cause he is costing his mommy alot of money! Look at the pictures below, it shows just how much hair he has lost on his paws. He had scabs on his feet last week, thats why I took him back to the vet. His coat on his back looks better today, just after 3 days of the stronger dose of the antibiotics and being washed with the shampoo twice. I sure hope he gets better soon. I am also giving him an Omega 3/Omega 6 fatty acid supplement to help his skin and coat become healthier. :dontknow:
 

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Kemo's mamma said:
Wow that does look sore, poor baby :(
Are they SURE this is what it is??
The vet has done two skin scrapings already, he did another one this last visit just to be sure there were no mange mites, Demodex or Sarcoptes. He is negative for the mange, thank goodness, so the vet is pretty sure it is just Pyoderma. The pictures look worse than it really is, he is just missing hair from the infection and from scratching and biting. I really think this time he is going to get better with the antihistimines and the shampoos. He isn't hardly scratching at all today. Before he seemed miserable, but he seems to be doing better. Only time will tell, I will have to take him back to the vet when he is finished with this round of antibiotics for the vet to take another look at him. I got some hospital grade antibacterial spray to spray on him, and I am washing his bedding with hot water and a little bleach so I pray this will go away!
 
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