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Skin Problems in Dalmations
Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:52am

We have a 2 year old female dalmation Ariel and she has been suffering from some sort of sensitive skin disorder for about 18 months now. She has what looks like mange on her rear flanks and she has been getting sores on the sides of her paws which get inflammed and are full of puss and just lately i have noticed another one on her front leg (elbow??? near where her leg joins her body) We are constantly back and forth to the Vet with her (we have even tried a few different vets)but nothing is working well (mainly they give her antibiotics and a course of cortisone tablets & cream which works well for a few weeks but then doesnt seem to do much and her skin goes all yucky again?) The vet said she does not have mites and seems to think that it is a yeast infection? (she was also getting this in her ears whenever they got wet but lately we have managed to control this) We have Ariel on a Strict Sensitive Skin Diet, and we have tried lots of different things...washing regularly with medicated shampoo...not washing... feeding her extra oil... a variety of flea treatments (even thought we rarely find a flea on her) She has a Healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercise and lives in a clean environment (indoors an out) and not been able to help her with this problem is driving me nuts. Has anyone had similar problems with Dalmations with funny skin problems? Or can you Suggest something that may help me help her?

    • Re: Skin Problems in DalmatiansJayarine, Tue Mar 1 1:44am
      We've had many Dalmatians with none of their characteristic health problems like deafness, rash, etc. I guess we've been lucky.Our two Dals we had earlier died young probably due to their diets which ... more
      • Re: Skin Problems in DalmatiansEmm, Tue Mar 1 1:58am
        I am hoping so to. She is currently on a vegetarian diet (i think?) its just biscuits the Supercoat Sensitive Skin Range with the occassional treat of left over rice or rice pasta (as i am also on a... more
        • Here's a Link.....Jayarine, Tue Mar 1 2:48am
          Hi Emm, Sending you a helpful link re: skin disorders in Dalmatians. Hope you find it useful and hope your Dal heals fast. Cheers! Jayarine
          • skin problemsSusan, Wed Mar 2 10:24am
            We had a Dalmatian with skin problems and we took him to the University of Davis Vet. School. They did not think he would survive but he did with different food and lots of meds - he was at about 75% ... more
            • Dalmatian Cristina, Thu Jun 2 9:42pm
              hi ... sorry to hear about your Dalmatian. I had a Dalmatian from the time he was 8 weeks old until almost 15 years old (1 month short of his birthday). I had to put him to sleep due to kidney... more
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