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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.

have a great day
 
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