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Pug has a terrible skin condition...i'm at my wit's end...
Faustous posted:
Her skin feels moist/damp and she smells pretty awful...I've been using Sebolux shampoo on her 2x per week for quite sometime...little to no effect. I took her to the vet and he prescribed anti-biotics...again, little to no effect...I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
bmtsi responded:
My pug had something that looked very similar. I searched for 2 years and 4 vet visits before finding relief for my dog. It was called 'Black Crusty Skin' which is just what it looked like. He was put on a course of Ketoconazole . He had major inner ear infection at same time, so was on several antibiotics. Worked with vet and medications for almost a year and a half. Got skin under control. I continue to shampoo him with Ketochlor shampoo followed with a Ketochlor cream rinse (leave in). It has been over 2 years and still clear. Hair has even grown back! Ears are treated with Zymox solution and have also cleared up without surgery! Good luck! Hope this helps.
Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM responded:
Hi, Thank you for sending in the pictures. The other responded mentioned ketoconazole and although I think it is important to find out what is wrong before treating, there are some conditions such as your dogs that involve yeast or malassesia, for which the treatment is ketoconazole. As your veterinarian about doing some skin scrapings looking for mites and cytology looking for yeast. IT may not be a bacterial infection. And yeast do smell badly. This is something that your veterinarian should do but we do have dermatology specialists that help out our family veterinarians in many areas. But ask your veterinarian about looking for yeast and mites. And you could also check a thyroid level to make sure there is not an underlying hypothyroidism, or low thyroid. Dr. Sandy


William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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