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    Default Which one is best..

    Hi guys,

    Im new to this forum and in a couple of weeks i'll be picking a beautful Shar Pei female, she has been neglected and her skin is a mess, this would

    be due to her living off the families food scraps.. because of this she is also underweight but never the less a happy sociable girl

    I have been around Shar Peis before and already have an eating plan for her, but ive never had a shar pei with skin problems, i guess its thanks to

    the good diet and care..

    Anyhow, seeing as i know her skin is going to need treating (she's red raw and soo itchy) I'm wondering if anyone has used/had experience with the

    Pyohex and Malaseb medicated shampoos and if one or the other worked better for them? How often was it used? did it take long to clear things

    up?

    I just want to get her fixed up and comfortable asap, will put photos up so we can see her progress.


    ill post a link to an ebay item with one of each, incase one wants to compare the ingredients ect.


    Malaseb Medicated Pet Shampoo 1 Litre | eBay

    Pyohex Medicated Shampoo 1 Litre for Dogs | eBay

    Thanks guys

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    I've only used the Malaseb with excellent results in about a week. I had to leave it on for 15mins and then wash it off without towel drying. I havnt used the Pyohex sorry.


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    Thanks, that's helpful, I didn't even know a time frame it takes to work.

    So i should look for an improvement in a week or so, was that with washing every day?

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    From meory it was every second day for 2 weeks then once a week for about a month. I noticed a big improvment after a week but the vet said to keep it up anyway. I still have some left and just use it now as a normal shampoo about once as month.


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    If the dog has skin issues I would recommend you get her off to a vet ASAP.

    I have used the Malaseb with no results for one of my dogs, she has terrible skin issues and it did nothing for her. You really need to find out what is causing the issue before using a medicated treatment.

    Ie: if she has a flea allergy dermatitis, Malaseb won't help. If she has mange (Demodetic or Sarcopic) she will need injections and special treatments from the vet before it gets too bad (although it may already be at that stage..).

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    Shar Pei Rescue have a special diet devised for problem Pei skin.

    As far as I know many peis coming into rescue or from bad backgrounds suffer mange and related issues, and like K&P said, her skin will need a veterinary exam.

    You can contact them here: Shar Pei Rescue Inc. Home

    Also of note is this section of their page, which lists Vets who are very knowledgeable on Peis.

    Shar Pei Savvy Vets

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    I agree, I have a vet appointment booked in for her for the day after I pick her up. I'm in Darwin so there's not many vets to choose from.
    I'm happy with the one we have though, he listens to your concerns then checks them out.
    For example, last week i noticed under the fluorescent kitchen light that my cats eyes looked different, in normal daylight they looked fine, the vet was concerned from the start and looked into each eye...to find an infection at the back of his left eye, poor kitty is now on antibiotics, anti inflammatory and has eye ointment put on twice a day. He is getting better though

    I have the diet planned already, with advice taken from 3 or 4 breeders and the vets too. I mentioned her skin to the old owners and suggested she gets a good wash at least to get the dirt off her, they didn't seem to care though

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    In Darwin one of the problems you will also be dealing with is humidity, which can be quite a problem with the areas where your dog has the folds........Fleas ( and ticks) can be quite severe in Darwin as can different fungus growth's, especially time of the year. I used to be the Darwin RSPCA Inspector for a while, went back to Nursing less stressful, so i know the climate.

    Hope it all goes well.....Great of you to take on a Rescue. And it sounds like you have a caring vet
    Pets are forever

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    haha nice. My husband is one of those idiot defence members with a shiny car, I secretly cant wait for it to be scratched so he stops obsessing over it!
    The heat here is a killer hey, i pretty much live in air con but feel like im going to die if i go down stairs to check the mail in the middle of the day, i clearly haven't acclimatised from Hobart yet!

    Is there anything I can do to help minimise those problems? She's going to be an indoor dog and washed regularly, once her skin is better i'll get frontline just in case. If there's anything that could help i'll try it. I do have 2 indoor cats and they haven't had fleas since ive had them but having a dog that goes out side i'll have to keep them protected too, no doubt they will make a game up of who can paw the dog the most (their nails are clipped)

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