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    Question Amstaff Rash

    Here is a picture of my Amstaff he has had this rash since 2 weeks before xmas, now he got a shot of cortizone ( something I really didnt wanna give him) and he was on a course of tablets 2 a day for 10 days, now this has only just started as today is a sunday and vets aren't open does anyone know what I can do for him or what it is as the vets couldn't work out what it is, his diet hasn't changed he is on chicken mince rice and vegies, is this fleas or something in the grass as we have been here for a yr already and this has never happened before and it has only really started since summer and the heat started here in Newcastle, NSW
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    Poor boy, it must be driving him crazy.
    Were the cortisone and tablets for a rash in the same place?

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    Someone this week said Omega 3 was helping with her dogs rash.

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    The tablets were for this rash along with the cortizone injection this is the first time he has had this rash, the vets couldn't tell me what it is

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    Has your vet done any allergy testing? It could be the grass causing his rash so I would trial trying to keep him off of it or maybe putting a mat down and get him to lay on that when he is outside. One of our other Mods pooch has grass issues so she may be able to help out more!

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    Itchy skin on pups can be a nightmare for both you and the pup. The photo that you put up – from what I can see - looks to me to be more contact allergy than fleas – but only you will know that – depending on what you use or not for fleas and ticks.

    Have a read of the following websites – for some more information and maybe things that you can use in the future:

    http://www.dogrescuenewcastle.com.au...inproblems.pdf

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    As you have said that this all started about 2 weeks ago – so some questions to jog your memory as to what may have happened that was different for the pup about that time:

    Have you changed any of the cleaning products/ clothes detergent/ insect sprays or stuff you use to wash the dog that you normally use around your place – including in your car - recently ?

    Are you all in some other house and yard – holidays ??????? Gone anywhere new lately ?

    Have you used anything new on carpets or do you have new mats in your place ?

    Any new plants/weeds in the garden ? Have a look where the pup normally has a snooze during the day or where he sleeps – is anything different/changed ?

    I would also be looking at your pup’s diet and making some changes there. Any reason why you aren’t feeding your pup chicken necks/wings/thighs/carcasses instead of the mince ? Rice is only really a filler – so not necessary. I am not a great fan of minced anything unless it is human grade, and then only if I trust the local butcher. There is usually heaps of food colouring and preservatives in pet mince – so I avoid it. My pup eats heaps of fish – canned or fresh, chicken and bones with meat on it.

    Just some suggestions for you !

    Calendula Tea is very good – it won’t cure the skin problem – but will reduce the itchiness and severity of it and give you time to work out what is really affecting your pup !

    Don’t stress over the use of cortisone – it is the long term usage that is the problem. Small doses, short term and occasionally – do a lot more good than bad in your particular situation – than not using it at all !

    Good Luck and hope that you can work out what is causing this !

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    Also , can I ask if dog is walked in a harness?
    And I really do not mean offence here but is the dog clean,like really clean ? The reason I ask is that my Amstaff girl developed exactly the same thing but it was only in the hotter month and we noticed she was dirty,not filthy but could just do with a freshening wash. We used to use Aloveen followed by an Oatmeal conditioner . It improved it out of sight and once it started becoming a problem again , we'd wash her straight away. She never showed any traces of this rash during colder weather.

    We also have a boy here that gets similar here after he rubs along the grass commando style , but yet again, only in the hotter times.

    Now other things to consider are his bedding,have you changed it recently ? Have you used a new detergant in the wash ? What about your carpets/floors, any changes or new products used there ?

    It could be just a heat rash or it could be a full blown reaction to something new in his enviroment.

    Let us know how he goes. In the meantime you can rub a topical ointment cream over his belly and affected area so that he gets some form of relief. Phenergan is also another thing that will ease the discomfort he must be feeling.
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    I feel for you, skin problems are a real nightmare and there are so many causes and I'm told that no cure is available so you just treat the condition. My Rottie sometimes gets a small rash in different places so I always have a tube of Ilium Neocort cream which is very good.

    The cream from the vet is an antibiotic, anti-Inflammatory, anaesthetic skin emollient cream but it must stay on the skin for at least 10 mins to have any effect because they lick it off. She is also on a drug called Prednil and she has one tab every second day, I've had a few skin test done but showed nothing, anyway hope this has been of some help.
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    Ok here is Hades after a weeks course of phenergan and hydrocortizone cream now for all questions asked, diet has not changed, yes he wears a harness as he has since I had him as a 8week old puppy he is now 19mths old he gets washed on a regular basis I havent changed anything I have been doing for him he is a very clean dog as he comes inside and my husband is a neat freak so he has to be extremely clean, I was my dog in a medicated wash for sensitive skin that also controls fleas & ticks.... We have lived in this place now for yr and i has only started since summer came in but we are now prepared for what is yet to come, thanks for all your advice guys means a lot..20130107_113448.jpg

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    His belly has cleared for now and we have a bottle of Phenergan and hydrocortizone cream on standby again I thank you all for the advice

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