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    Default Urgent Help Required - no vets can help us!

    We have an 18 month old Black Labrador, she is almost bare as she has chewed all of her hair off, she is dropping hair and skin all over the place and there is so much it is blocking our drains and clogging them up. It has even begun around her eyes. We have gone ot the lengths of ripping up our turf and have started re-turfing, so she has been fenced off from the turf and since then it even become worse! I dont know what to do, I am sick of taking her to vet, getting injections for goodness knows what, a new wash etc only for it to not have any effect. She is miserable and we can see she is suffering, our last option is to put her to sleep sadly for our family but we feel cruel putting her through this.

    i need help!!!

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    Default Urgent Help

    We have an 18 month old Black Labrador, she is almost bare as she has chewed all of her hair off, she is dropping hair and skin all over the place and there is so much it is blocking our drains and clogging them up. It has even begun around her eyes. We have gone ot the lengths of ripping up our turf and have started re-turfing, so she has been fenced off from the turf and since then it even become worse! I dont know what to do, I am sick of taking her to vet, getting injections for goodness knows what, a new wash etc only for it to not have any effect. She is miserable and we can see she is suffering, our last option is to put her to sleep sadly for our family but we feel cruel putting her through this.

    i need help!!!

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    Have the vets done a scraping?
    Have you tried an elimination diet/enviroment?
    The extent of what you describe alerts me to mange ( demodex) only a vet doing a scraping will know for sure. Try a different vet if this hasn't been done.

    Poor bub , I bet she's in a world of misery
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    What do you feed her?
    A complete change of diet, raw, some supplements, eradicate chemicals completely
    no washes, flea poison etc.

    Maybe a holistic vet - where are you? (city)

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    I just answered in your other thread ?
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    From the other thread ;

    Have the vets done a scraping?
    Have you tried an elimination diet/enviroment?
    The extent of what you describe alerts me to mange ( demodex) only a vet doing a scraping will know for sure. Try a different vet if this hasn't been done.

    Poor bub , I bet she's in a world of misery
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    Sounds to me she may have Mange
    Hope she is ok.
    Keep keep up the injections and it will pass.

    A good wash for her once a week would be apple cider vinegar
    in a bucket of water sponged on.

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    I have just treated two little rescues with mange, scarcoptic....Lots of washes (medical skin washes) with Apple cider rinses, topical Revolution (SELMACTIN) as per dosage. Daily bedding changes. And a non wheat, no preservatives and no food colouring diet. Mostly roo/beef/chicken and veggies with rice and oats.

    They look great now and are happy
    Pets are forever

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    I would get a referral to a specialist dermatologist vet. I had a problem once where my dog was becoming barer by the day so a family member also a surgical vet sent me off to a dermatologist at Murdoch University. Turned out my dog had various allergies to a combination of grasses and fleas. They made up a desensitising potion that was administered over a period of time. The issue did resolve with management and the desensitisation program.

    Worth a shot I would say given the alternative, dont muck around, go straight to the specialist with this problem I would suggest.

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    My heart goes out to you. This happened to my rottie when we moved to QLD. Went from healthy, glossy full coat, to mange looking curr in 3 weeks.
    and yes, dips, washes, injections, steroids etc etc etc

    dermatologist diagnosed severe flea allergy. Not mange.
    still no cure to be had.

    Ended up having to rehome in a cooler climate in Vic.
    gutted. But good result for my beloved dog.

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