Remy is the head of household.

by Al
(Wisconsin)

Remy needs help

Remy needs help

Remy needs help


CAN ANYONE HELP?


We got Rem (Remington)when she was about 7 weeks old, born around Thanksgiving in 2001.

We went to look at a litter of pups and the litter had all three colors so we let the dog pick us. Lucky winner (for her) was a yellow but basically white with only a touch of yellow on tips of ears and tip of tail.

CAN ANY HELP US,WE HAVE HAD FOUR VETS LOOK AT HER and have tried all their suggestions with no luck, of course we love her like you all love yours and try to do most anything for them. Rem has developed a terrible scratching problem between her shoulders resulting in hardly no hair and bad bleeding (started a couple of years ago then finally went away) then came back again worse with her ears also being affected. Some hair has grown back but still looks bad and skin is like leather and some hard spots.

Also there are other places on her that the hair grows in strange directions like instead of flowing back a spot may stick out and grow kinda straight out and forward. I will try and post a picture. She has of course been checked and treated for all the common problems, flea's, food allergies,etc.

Looking for any other ideas. e-mail is captain_001@live.com, Al, Monica and Remy

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Allergies
by: Jeremy

We had a Back Lab that had a similar problem.We found she was allergic to grass of all things. Every winter the condition would clear up put come spring, she was back scratching. We used a natural path herb called Qucertain and vet dog food to control it. It wasn't perfect but it was better than giving her the steroids from the vet.

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mlbraasch@comcast.net
by: mary braasch

looks like my sweet Abby

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Remy - Skin Issue
by: Liz

Do you think the problem could be some sort of dry skin issue. We have a lab/chow mix who goes thru issues with an area near her tail and then the tail gets all flaky. Anyway, what we used is Avon Skin So Soft bath oil...a small amount in after the final rinse of a bath. Then rub it into her coat and brush it through. When her issue flares up though, I just take some on a cloth and Rub it in real good and get it down to the skin in the affected area and then brush her. It's a little oily at first but it gets absorbed pretty quickly. Just and idea...hope you find a solution, Remy is just adorable. She looks just like our other dog Lance a full yellow Lab. GOOD LUCK!

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Skin Problems
by: Wanda

I know someone who had a dog that had terrible ear infections, he changed the food to a brand that was made with "duck & sweet potatoes" and has never had another infection.

It certainly is worth a try. My Black Lab takes over the bed too, along with our golden retriever mix. Cats also! I envy you with only one :-)

I also have a cat who scratches and pulls out the fur on her stomach with no known reason. She is on a low dose of cortisone pills. This has been the only thing that works. You have to be careful with cortisone, but at this point with her, the good may outweigh the bad. Ask the Vet if you can try some over the counter cream. It does thin the skin (at least on humans) so use very little amounts. Since it is where she can't lick it off, this may help.

Good luck...

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Remis fur
by: Anonymous

Were her parents related

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Scratching
by: Anonymous

sounds like it could be typical but serious issue of (some) allergies. Do you or anyone in the house/near the dog smoke?


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Thanks Emily
by: Al

Remy has been tested for that also, many blood tests, etc. The best that they can determine is she is having a reaction to ??????????. The only thing we can do next is take her to another town and have a specialist take a look at her. Sorry I didn't respond sooner but this went to my junk mail.

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Help
by: Emily

Maybe you shoul have her tested to see if she has some sort of parisite like mange if you haven't done that yet.

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