Tyson is a 2 year old staffy cross bull mastiff. He weighs about 35kg and stands about knee height. He has an itch that has progressively gotten worse over the past few months. He scratches, licks and chews himself until he is red raw on his belly, makes his nipples bleed and takes the fur off his skin from around his ribs and tail.
A vet diagnosed it as ring worm and prescribed a topical cream (Lamisil) and a course of antibiotics. It seemed to clear it up for a bit but then it came back.
I went to a pet supply store and the lady I spoke to asked me what I was feeding him. I told her I feed him 1kg of the VIP dog rolls from the supermarket per night and the only biscuits he seems to eat is Pedigree. She told me he probably has an allergy to beef and gave me a few alternatives as to what to feed him. She suggested the following:
250g biscuits - lamb, chicken or fish base and preferably something for sensitive skin. Any suggestions? I was looking at Eukanuba.
500g wet food - again, lamb, chicken or fish base and preferably something natural. She suggested a brand they sell called Scotts. Should I be considering fresh cooked or raw meat / mince and veggies?
She suggested chicken necks or some big bone shaped biscuits that don't contain beef. Any suggestions here? He loves his bones!
She also said it would take about 8 weeks for him to get better.
Sachi, my German Spitz, is fine. Will she also be ok on this new diet?
I know the problem isn't fleas. I'm diligent in keeping fleas at bay not only from the dogs but also anywhere in the back yard and their sleeping areas.
Any comments or suggestions are IMMENSLEY appreciated! Thank you!