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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?

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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?

thank you
Mike T Hawaii
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.
 

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We went to the vet finally and he took tests of ears and skin. The out come was yeast infection in her ears for one thing so he put meds in her ears .
For the skin he said it was a contact allergy so we are isolating her from things outside and inside to find out what it could be and he also gave her some oral pills for a week to clear it up.

we did clean everything and bathe her so just wait and see.
Thank you for your input we will look into it also.
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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
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.
 

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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
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.
Thanks also for the other suggestions we’ll see how she’s doing after done with meds.

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At the wife grooming shop we use Davis Ketohexidine
It cleans better alternated every 2-3 weeks with Davis Miconazole

probably can find it cheaper through on of the pet supply houses and cheaper in larger quantities but IMHO you want to make sure it work before a bulk buy,
 

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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?

thank you
Mike T Hawaii
After getting our basset many years ago I was horrified after doing some digging to find out that his bloodline had skin condition which you basicaly can't do nothing apart from treat with anti fungal and topical shampoos I went thru about a hundred different brands spent a fortune but did eventually find one that helped and I do recomend because I wouldn't want anyonelse or their dog to go thru what i did...its called chlorexyderm..if anyonelse know some good ones I'm all ears :)
 

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After getting our basset many years ago I was horrified after doing some digging to find out that his bloodline had skin condition which you basically can't do nothing apart from treat with anti fungal and topical shampoos I went thru about a hundred different brands spent a fortune but did eventually find one that helped and I do recommend because I wouldn't want anyone else or their dog to go thru what i did...its called chlorexyderm..if anyonelse know some good ones I'm all ears :)
4% chlorhexidine shampoo max strength on it , plenty of brand that meet that criteria , I general prefer one that contains an exclusive antifungal as well given that yeast is generally the culprit and not bacterial Chlorhexidine is anti microbial it kills bacteria and yeast but yeast not as efficiently as an antifungal, now is bacteria is more pronounced than certainly straight chlorhexidine is a better choice Chlorhexidine Bathing Strategies for Multidrug-Resistant... : Journal of Patient Safety

Canine Malassezia dermatitis "
Topical therapy
Topical therapy is the initial recommended treatment in most cases. Best evidence to date is for 2 percent miconazole plus 2 percent chlorhexidine, applied twice weekly with a contact time of at least 10 minutes. Other treatments reported to be successful are:

  • 3 percent chlorhexidine shampoo twice weekly
  • Chlorhexidine with or without climbazole mousse (applied every three days) can be alternated with shampoo; this is convenient for owners and there are anecdotal reports of efficacy'
 

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4% chlorhexidine shampoo max strength on it , plenty of brand that meet that criteria , I general prefer one that contains an exclusive antifungal as well given that yeast is generally the culprit and not bacterial Chlorhexidine is anti microbial it kills bacteria and yeast but yeast not as efficiently as an antifungal, now is bacteria is more pronounced than certainly straight chlorhexidine is a better choice Chlorhexidine Bathing Strategies for Multidrug-Resistant... : Journal of Patient Safety

Canine Malassezia dermatitis "
Topical therapy
Topical therapy is the initial recommended treatment in most cases. Best evidence to date is for 2 percent miconazole plus 2 percent chlorhexidine, applied twice weekly with a contact time of at least 10 minutes. Other treatments reported to be successful are:

  • 3 percent chlorhexidine shampoo twice weekly
  • Chlorhexidine with or without climbazole mousse (applied every three days) can be alternated with shampoo; this is convenient for owners and there are anecdotal reports of efficacy'
4% chlorhexidine shampoo max strength on it , plenty of brand that meet that criteria , I general prefer one that contains an exclusive antifungal as well given that yeast is generally the culprit and not bacterial Chlorhexidine is anti microbial it kills bacteria and yeast but yeast not as efficiently as an antifungal, now is bacteria is more pronounced than certainly straight chlorhexidine is a better choice Chlorhexidine Bathing Strategies for Multidrug-Resistant... : Journal of Patient Safety

Canine Malassezia dermatitis "
Topical therapy
Topical therapy is the initial recommended treatment in most cases. Best evidence to date is for 2 percent miconazole plus 2 percent chlorhexidine, applied twice weekly with a contact time of at least 10 minutes. Other treatments reported to be successful are:

  • 3 percent chlorhexidine shampoo twice weekly
  • Chlorhexidine with or without climbazole mousse (applied every three days) can be alternated with shampoo; this is convenient for owners and there are anecdotal reports of efficacy'
Cheers I didn't know that BTW the old boy I was discussing with you recently he went vets yesterday and they gave him some antibiotics and some antinflamatory type stuff says will help hus eyes and stop stiffness in his joints and said they didn't want to operate as of risks etc and I felt happy with that as he is comfortable now and didn't want to put him thru lots of months of opps only for it to give him a marginally longer life.Thankyou for your help though it has been invaluable:)
 

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4% chlorhexidine shampoo max strength on it , plenty of brand that meet that criteria , I general prefer one that contains an exclusive antifungal as well given that yeast is generally the culprit and not bacterial Chlorhexidine is anti microbial it kills bacteria and yeast but yeast not as efficiently as an antifungal, now is bacteria is more pronounced than certainly straight chlorhexidine is a better choice Chlorhexidine Bathing Strategies for Multidrug-Resistant... : Journal of Patient Safety

Canine Malassezia dermatitis "
Topical therapy
Topical therapy is the initial recommended treatment in most cases. Best evidence to date is for 2 percent miconazole plus 2 percent chlorhexidine, applied twice weekly with a contact time of at least 10 minutes. Other treatments reported to be successful are:

  • 3 percent chlorhexidine shampoo twice weekly
  • Chlorhexidine with or without climbazole mousse (applied every three days) can be alternated with shampoo; this is convenient for owners and there are anecdotal reports of efficacy'
Thanks for all the input it’s helpful!
 
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