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    Its treatable, so don't panic too much.
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    it probye ground fles is the place were she sleeps sandy
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    I've seen a dog with fur coming off like that. Frosty sees her on a regular basis too and hasn't caught it. I think its a grass allergy - particularily bad this time of year as all the bad grasses start flowering eg cape weed, burrs, kikuyu, buffallo etc.

    My friend's dog has regular vet inspections and only two things control it, keeping her off the oval at this time of year. And steriods. Other more "natural treatments" like metho and baby oil or even aloe vera - do not work.

    And the dog is extremely itchy when all this is going on. Her rashes subside overnight when she's not near the grass. But during the day and on walks - it all flares up again.

    Even my dog is getting a bit of a tummy rash, since she likes crawling on her belly so much. I put aloe vera straight from the cactus on her. Helps a bit. Keeping her walking helps more. And the council has put dynamic lifter out, it stinks, it stains when she rolls/crawls on it and it gives her tummy upsets when she eats it and she does seem to think it delicious. Sigh. So no off lead time at our local ovals at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I've seen a dog with fur coming off like that. Frosty sees her on a regular basis too and hasn't caught it. I think its a grass allergy - particularily bad this time of year as all the bad grasses start flowering eg cape weed, burrs, kikuyu, buffallo etc.

    My friend's dog has regular vet inspections and only two things control it, keeping her off the oval at this time of year. And steriods. Other more "natural treatments" like metho and baby oil or even aloe vera - do not work.

    And the dog is extremely itchy when all this is going on. Her rashes subside overnight when she's not near the grass. But during the day and on walks - it all flares up again.

    Even my dog is getting a bit of a tummy rash, since she likes crawling on her belly so much. I put aloe vera straight from the cactus on her. Helps a bit. Keeping her walking helps more. And the council has put dynamic lifter out, it stinks, it stains when she rolls/crawls on it and it gives her tummy upsets when she eats it and she does seem to think it delicious. Sigh. So no off lead time at our local ovals at the moment.
    Wow, your council puts dynamic lifter on the oval?! We're lucky here if ours get watered occasionally!

    A colleague's dog suffered hair loss and was diagnosed with a grass allergy. But after about a year the diagnosis was changed to an allergy to something in the dog food. Sorry, bit vague on the details! I'll ask her next week what the symptoms and the exact diagnosis were.

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    My first rottie, looked just ilke this, it was a flea allergy. We had moved temp to QLD, and his booster shot was overdue, so registered him with vet and was complimented on my dogs condition, magnificent was the word used.
    3 weeks later, he looked like this. Nothing we did apart from Steroids helped. He became misearble and you couldnt even stroke him, as he'd get wracked by itching when touched. He was rubbed with salves, sheep dipped, the entire under house lime treated, carpets shampood with flea killer weekly, keeping him crated, skin tests, nothing helped.

    Some dogs have a really bad reaction to fleas. My first rottie was one of them. And sometimes, owners are really really working hard to save the dog, but it doesnt work out.

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    note to self.

    Check post dates (Sept 2011?) before adding "likes".

    I wouldn't mind a follow up from bulldog lover to see how this dog is now.

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