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    Default My poor little bloke is sick.......

    My Staffy Mak had this terrible rash on his cheek...itch,itch, scratch scratch all day and night, even some little bald patches..
    He was so frustrated, and it was terrible to see him like that.....this went on for like 5 days....
    Then it looked worse.... infected looking....... I rushed to the vet.... my poor little man was whisked into a room with me....

    Kept away from the other dogs and people in the waiting room... because he was too excited and jumping around...
    So the vet looks at him from a distance, because he is too excited.. and tells me he needs to be sedated because she cant get a look at the itchy infection..

    I said oh? I would rather not have him sedated at this point... then vet said the rash appears to be reaction to a weed or some plant allergy reaction.
    The vet gave me antibiotics and cortisone tablets... Thank god he has stopped itching and it appears to be healing well, the medication is working.

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    I am glad that the medication is working.

    When I took Chubb to the vet (on his second nose bleed) I got a "Saturday Morning" lady.
    (not my usual vet). The dog was just sitting quietly and she stood well back and asked
    "does he bite?" DUHHH.. I should have demanded to see a real vet.

    If they do not know how to calm a dog then they should not work with animals.

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    I recently pulled all my 'Roeo' or moses in a cradlle due to Mojo using this ground cover plant as a soft bed. He ended up with a rash that thrived in the heat so we are using 'Malaseb' shampoo to treat it first. Seems to be working. If you have any of this plant i suggest getting rid of it.


    Heres a list of other plants too.
    Toxic plants for dogs, poisonous plants for dogs and pets. Poison Control Info


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    Glad the meds are helping, poor little guy.

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    Hmmm...some vets can do it and some can't. I know the staffs are strong and excitable, but to suggest sedation or anaesthesia to look at a skin rash? Maybe if a biopsy had to be taken....

    I had to have blood taken from one of my dogs, for testing. She was kicking and carrying on about it and the young Vet just could not get control, He suggested my presence may be making it worse (fair comment) and I left. But in the end they got a senior Vet in and the job was over in 15 seconds. If a vet is scared to get close and control a dog that is simply excited....sounds as if the treatment was a hedging bet sort of thing

    Anyway glad the rash is getting better. IT's heart wrenching sometimes when they are sick. They can't tell you what it is or when it started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    I recently pulled all my 'Roeo' or moses in a cradlle due to Mojo using this ground cover plant as a soft bed. He ended up with a rash that thrived in the heat so we are using 'Malaseb' shampoo to treat it first. Seems to be working. If you have any of this plant i suggest getting rid of it.

    Heres a list of other plants too.
    Toxic plants for dogs, poisonous plants for dogs and pets. Poison Control Info
    Malaseb! That was it! I know somebody who has a dog that is always scratching all over and they have tried flea treatments etc and nothing is working. I mentioned an anti-pruritic shampoo but could not remember the name. I will tell my mate.

    Gunna check that list too.

    Forums can be sooooo useful!

    Nick

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    Chubbsecurity....... I couldn't agree more.. I mean huh????? they work with animals so surely you would think they would be used to them and be able to handle excited dogs.... I see a different vet every time : (

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    Thanks Sean...... but no I dont have that one.... im pretty sure though about one we do have and I think its the offending culprit its like a palm a Sago I think.

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    Thanks Mmar....... yes luckily the medication is helping... but poor little bloke is not himself... appears to be drowsy.... vet said he would be.

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    Thanks OldNick........ The thing is that the vet didnt even try... that's what amazed me..????? someone told me maybe vets like that have never owned a dog in their life? well I dont know what caused the bad rash pretty sure its some plant maybe the sago palm I have..... I actually trimmed the two of them yesterday and damn had no gloves on.... the are so spikey and thorny im just going to get rid of them.

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