Yup. You need a Trichlor shampoo or in a hurry we use Cetaphil baby shampoo. No alcohol or oils and it cleans it up ok. But for the long run do the former.We have a 1 year old European Basset, she started itching her neck and looks red spots.
We bathe her once a month and she was licking her front paws a lot.
Has anyone else experienced this and what can we do?
Mike T Hawaii
Unlike other diseases where a test of some sort can be performed, atopic diagnosis is a "clinical diagnosis" which means the diagnosis is made based on symptoms and findings such as those listed above. "Allergy testing," which is done either by skin test (as shown on the right) or by blood testing is not a test for atopic dermatitis; instead this type of testing is done after the diagnosis has been confidently made based on findings in the patient. "Allergy testing" is conducted to determine how best to make an allergy shot serum for a specific patient; it is not part of disease diagnosis.
Thanks she is finishing a week of Apoquel and it has helped and she’s not itching and licking and her skin is not so red.it was a contact allergy could also be Inhalant Atopy. If you want to go that route skin or blood tests are effective diagnostic tools. avoid collars and/or harnesses unless outside house or fenced enclosure. Most common allergies are to grasses, pollen and dust,. virtually impossible to remove entirely from the environment,. Increase Omega 3 in diet, ie fish oil supplements to reduce inflammation,. Frequent bathing as with antimicrobial shampoo. ie ketochlor or Miconazole. trichlor, Malacetic wipes, Vinegar , listerine, Using wipes between bath to keep area clean. If not controlled this way there are other treatment options including steriods,
Apoquel, antihistimines (usually limited success)
Atopic Dermatitis - Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Can you recommend a “ anti microbial” shampoo “ just too many choices and since your a long time Basset lover that would help.we have one on apoquel pretty much year round, another with worse allergies (her son) but not nearly as itchy so he does not need it as of yet anyway,