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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    The ear infections could possibly means something is still irritating her.

    I'll explain the lines I am thinking along;
    If a dog has allergies, it is usually shown in a number of ways - skin issues (anything from dry coats to hot spots and weeping rashes), ear infections (yeasty smelly ears in particular), coughing, diarrhoea, stomach pain, weepy eyes, swelling of different areas of the body, hot skin and puritus (itchy skin).

    If the body is always lining up to defend itself against what it thinks is an attack (the allergen) then it lessens the bodies response to other ailments and conditions such as infections, mites and many coat conditions can become an issue on and off.

    She may have a reaction that isn't so noticeable, such as rashes or itchiness, but instead comes out in a yeast reaction on her skin causing the smell and her ears to become infected.

    The injections she would have been given when she was younger I am guessing would have been cortisone based. This would have stopped the itching and, perhaps she is only coming up against the allergen in small doses now or not as often.

    The second thing that comes to mind is thyroid problems. Have you heard of Dr Dodds? I can't think of her first name. Google "Dr Dodds - thyroid" and see what comes up. She says that Vets do not do the right test for thyroid disease and you will find details on what tests must be done. I have known several people who have resoved the problems with thier dogs by having the complete tests done. The results have shown that it was thyroid disease but it was not picked up by the normal panel.

    Thyroid disease causes numerous symptoms as you will see.
    Thanks sooo much Anne
    Yes, i understand how allergic reactions work...the weird thing is that her coat is beautiful and has been for a long time now. Her eyes are good - not red, no discharge, not a spot on her skin. She's not scratching. I check her ears all the time and they're clean and not inflamed, not hot.
    But like I said before...she does have underactive thyroid-and the vet is pretty stubborn about not treating it. Vet says it's not low enough. I find that confusing as I've done lots of reading about it and most say it should be treated. She had 1thyroid test, and then I was given the option to have another one done that was sent interstate and took 2 weeks to get results. Both showed underactive thyroid but numbers were not low enough to treat Reason why she had them done= sleepy, tired and vommiting foamy siliva.
    I will look up Dr.Dodds
    Many thanks!

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    I bathe the dogs every three months - more often if theyve been in something disgusting.

    Have you considered that the smell might be from her girly bits? Billie STANK and I mean STANK - it was a yeast infection aka thrush

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    Yes, i have Occy!
    she has had inflamed girly bits before...but when she had it, she would skid around ( like dogs with worms do)....
    It could be that though...
    Thanks Occy!
    I think it's time for a check up...

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    You can by coat conditioning spray from certain pet places (the hydrobath ppl use it) and it smells soooooo nice. Jess used to stink from her bed smell and just the typical cattle dog smell....this stuff was my saviour...LOL

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    Thanks Ozeymum!
    Yes, i thought of getting some sort of spray but a check up at the vet first I think....
    Not sure what's out the in re. to sprays. Wouldn't want anything that might flare up her skin...
    Can you remember what you used Ozeymum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdalena View Post
    Thanks Ozeymum!
    Yes, i thought of getting some sort of spray but a check up at the vet first I think....
    Not sure what's out the in re. to sprays. Wouldn't want anything that might flare up her skin...
    Can you remember what you used Ozeymum?
    I agree...a check-up 1st is the way to go

    Sorry..I can't remember what it was called..do you have a Petstock near you? I'm sure most pet supply stores will have it though... ask for a leave in coat conditioning spray

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    Yep,,,i'm a regular at Petstock,
    Will have a look
    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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