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    Doberman Pincher's and skin problems

    My Red Male has problems with his skin. The Vet had said it is Staff infections and they should just clear up on their own. Rudy does have chronic thyroidism and once he was put on meds his skin did clear up, somewhat. Once we moved I took him to another vet , because we moved to a different province and this vet cut back his meds, well the problem resurfaced, but it had never really gone away. I upped the meds back to his orginal dose and he is getting better but my question is how do I get it to go away completely ? I do not like bathing them in the winter too much because of how cold it is and they do not have much in the way of coat to start with, being wet , even a little if they go outside could cause problems.

    Anyone else have these types of problems ? These sores he get start like a pimple and then progress to looking like there is something actually stuck through the skin, they are very strange looking.

    Jenna , our black and tan has no such problems.
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    What kind of skin problem is it exactly?

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    The vet said it is a Staff infection.
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    So, basicly it like hot spot, bumps.
    Is he chewing on it, licking it?

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    Not a hot spot, but they are are like pimples. He does lick them but he doesn't chew them. They get almost like a white head on them then they turn into these weird looking things, the only way I can describe it is , they look like there is a small stick or sliver sticking through the skin ( like it is stuck right through one side and out the other). That is excatly what I thought they where the very first time I saw them, but when you try to remove the " sliver " it is a waxy sort of thing that doesn't really come out. They have to be the weirdest thing I have ever seen. The hair will fall out in the area of the sore too.
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    Okay, now I understand. I would keep the med. There are shampoo for any type of skin problem, it is Oatmeal, and get the one that says "Skin Problem"
    Also, there are vitamins, one is called Lipiderm, it work good but it is pricy.
    They other one is called Excel Brewers Yeast, works great, it have fatty acid to help skin problems. Dogs love to eat them to. You can buy both at the store in Petsmart.

    My dog have a similar problem.

    Does your dog have danduff at all?

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    We don't have a Petsmart here, at least not yet .


    He did have dandruff but since we have been giving him flax seed oil and milled flax his coat is shiny and no dandruff. We also give him brewers yeast too and have been for some time.

    I am going to have to try that shampoo.

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    Well the staph infection isn't caused by the same thing that causes staph infection in humans so you can't catch it, which is a good thing. In order to clear this up you need to use antibiotic shampoo, antibiotic ointment or antibiotics given by mouth.

    I would see your vet again to see what he can do for you. If he can't give you any of those things then see if you can try to get some antibacterial/antiseptic shampoo, that should help.
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    I have not yet had any problems with my red boy. I do use an oatmeal shampoo.
    They say reds, blues, and fawns have more skin problems.
    I'm sure I will being talking with Mekas foster mom in the next couple of days, I will run it by her.
    Sorry not better help fellow dobe owner!

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