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Marilyn Marinelli
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Hair Loss....Hi, My Ruby lost.....almost all her hair because of 3  medicated shampoos given at the very same time.  A dex shot from the vet.  ALso, was told to give her Apoquel which made her itch even more than she was already (this was to be an anti itch med) ...also from antibiotics just given a couple of days.  ALL THIS MADE HER ITCH SOOOOOOO MUCH THAT ALMOST ALL HER HAIR IS GONE...except for her head where she had lost hair to begin with from the shampoo time which they used some other hypoallogenic (?) shampoo on her face..... SHE IS NOT ON ANY MEDICATION, NO AM I NOT BATHING HER WITH ANY SHAMPOO.  WHY? BECAUSE SHE WAS ALLERGIC TO OATMEAL, ETC.    I have used nothing but plain cool water on her sides legs and back AND neck...yes there is no  hair there... her itching has subsided quite a bit and redeness is not as bad anymore.

Don't tell me to take her to a vet...why? because that above mentioned was what my vet told me to do... poor Ruby.   THE GOOD NEWS IS SHE IS EATING VERY WELL , GOOD POOPS AND IS BEING HERSELF EXCEPT FOR TIME NOW OF RESTING ALOT. HAS SOME HAIR GROWING BACK ALONG HER BACK I THINK SOME IS COMING IN ON HER SIDES BUT VERY, VERY SHORT.  MAYBE, BECAUSE OF FINALLY, A REST PERIOD FROM ALL THE ITCHING....

IF ANYONE HAS SOME KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT TO DO..... OR PRAYERS THAN JOIN ME TO HAVE HER HAIR RESTORED.... SHE DOES HAVE SOME ON HER HEAD, SOME ON HER TAIL AND SOME ON HER FACE..... THANKS FOR YOUR CARE AND PRAYERS. 


February 8, 2018 at 12:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Marilyn Marinelli
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Oh I realize I posted some of this before and had good responses....So sorry to bother you again.  I guess it breaks my heart to see her with so much lost hair.  I see why she was itching so much from the meds and shampoo so I don't think I need a dermatologist.  It is not food related since she never ever had a problem with her food.  This all started to get bad with the meds and the shampoos...Oh well, sorry to bother everyone again.  Just so sad. 

February 8, 2018 at 2:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jill
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Hi Marilyn. Has it been suggested to you to get one of the test kits to use on Ruby to see what foods she has an allergy to? It might prevent future heartbreak. Just a suggestion. I am glad she has some hair coming in.
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   Jill-  Washington State

Mickey 6/21/99 - 8/29/2014 

17.5 lb  jack russell, chronic pancreatitis, hyperuricosuria,high blood pressure, hypothyroid, spinal stenosis

diet of  hard boiled eggs, macaroni,  RC Hepatic, mashed potato

2 #2 Dianes enzymes 6x premeal

 2.5 mg Amlodipine, .15mg soloxine am/pm, 100mg ursodiol started for gall bladder thinning

arthritis:  6.25mg tramadol 1x/day, 12.5mg gabapentin every 12 hrs,  Assisi soft loop used on back and elbow, 1- 540meq potassium citrate nightly

Denamarin once a day, 1/16 t tylan (150mg)  2x/day ,  Senilife started 12/14/13, Trixsyn sirup for arthritis, .1mg Adequan weekly by shot. 75mg Tylan 2x./day for SIBO

Optimmune for Dry eyes

 Kiya is Mickeys sister, 3/4 aussie, 1/4 blue heeler born 9/2006.  She thinks she is a 44 lb jack russell who tries to heel Mickey!!

TJ is the newest addition.  He is in the bottom picture with Kiya.  He was born 7/05/2015. 

I am not a vet, just a pet owner sharing what experiences I have had in helping my dogs with other pet owners.  If you have an emergency please call your vet.





February 8, 2018 at 10:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Doc's Mom
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Marilyn - I'm so glad to hear that some hair has started to grow back.  Unfortunately there are so many things that could be the cause like seasonal allergies, environmental allergies, food sensitivities - even though she's been on the same food my understanding from Dr. Dodds who is a leading expert in this area is that they can develope food sensitivities at any time just like people.  Another thought it is could be storage mites - I know Olesia went through a lot with her dog before figuring out it was storage mites.  My boy loses hair in places when he's having yeast and seasonal allergy issues.  I personally believe anything dealing with substantial skin issues like you have been dealing with you're better off to see a dermatologist.  I had to bite that expensive bullet with Doc two years ago - it was definitely worth it and we haven't had to go back since.  Sending lots of hugs and prayers.

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MADELON and DOC aka "BUBBY WUBBY"

Nashville, Tennessee

DOB: 4/3/2014 - Diagnosed EPI and SIBO: 5/22/2015
EPI Test Results: 1st test 7/2014 = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate > 24; 
2nd test 5/2015 = TLI < .4, B12 406; Folate >24; 3rd test 10/2015   TLI < .4; B12 >1000; Folate 14.4

Weight: 95 (highest 1/2015) - 76 (lowest 5/2015) - goal met 100lb (7/23/15) - 101.8LBS 12/3/15 - CHUNKY MONKEY

History prior to DX:  May/June 2014 (2mos old) - DX coccidia and bladder infection; July 2014 (3mos old) 1st EPI test = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate >24 - Diagnosed SIBO not EPI; Feb 2015 thru May 2015 - weight loss only; May  2015 vomitted several times, diarrhea and eating poop.

History since DX: has maintained weight between 95-101lbs since July 2015; extreme yeast and rod infection in ears; yeast infection paws (ongoing); bacterial eye infection; bacterial skin infection on legs; poops LIVE fly larvae; diagnosed with mild, focal superficial pyoderma (bacterial infection) - rare lesions on inner thighs; bacterial and yeast overgrowth lip folds; yeast overgrowth feet and left ear; metacarpal/metatarsal draining tracts/fistulae (infection and/or immune mediated disease; probable underlying allergy (food vs. environmental ); staphylococcus pseudintermedius infection in sores on paws; recurring metatarsal fistula - all issues resolved after NutriScan Food Sensitivity Test and switching foods.

NUTRISCAN Food Sensitivity Test (12/2015): reactive to chicken, turkey, white fish, wheat, white potato (mild), venison, soy (mild), pork (mild), duck (mild), corn - switching food based on test resolved all skin issues.

Serum Allergy Test (5/2016): Too many to mention

CURRENTLY :  6 cups Forza10 Legend Skin - Diane 6x 1tsp per cup; 1 WonderLab PetFactor B12 2x day; 2 scoops TotalBiotics 1x day; 600mg vitamin E; 1 Zyrtec 10mg 2x day; Milk Thistle during heartworm/flea/tick meds

I am not a vet.  All of my suggestions are based on my personal experiences, information gleaned from EPI research and information from other EPI owners.  Please always share anything and everything recommended on this forum with your vet

SO THANKfUL FOR OUR EPI4DOGS GUARDIAN ANGELS!!!!!!!!

YOUR PAWS LEFT PRINTS ON MY HEART (in loving memory of Bugsy aka Boo Boo - Boston Terrier 14yrs - not EPI but medically challenging and totally worth it)


February 8, 2018 at 1:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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