Archive for the ‘Dog Rash’ Category

Correct Diagnosis IS Important

January 19, 2008

Dog Rash.  Is it possible to misdiagnose?  Of course it is.  Let me tell you a story about Butch’s dog rash episode.  He developed a rash all over his body.  So naturally I took him to the vet.  Shockingly the vet did not know what was wrong with Butch.  As the skin looked like boils and were bleeding, my vet thought it might be mange instead of simply diagnosing him with dog rash.  He then treated Butch with antibiotics, only to find me back at his practice a couple of days later with the rash even worse (to my despair!)  So I  took things  into my own hands and simply bathed Butch in antimicrobial shampoo my friend gave me to try.  It turns out, all it ever was, was simply, dog rash.  I’m not suggesting ignore professional opinion, only to be open minded enough to realise that even a simple thing like dog rash needs a correct diagnosis and there are more options out there than you think.  Be assertive!

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Dog Rash

January 7, 2008

What do you know about yeast infections?  Dog Rash is a type of yeast infection called candida albicans.  This dog rash can hit all parts of the skin and mucous membranes, but generally prefer humid places.  Some symptons of dog rash are itchyness and inflamed pimples with flakey edges.  Primary (attacks immune system) or Secondary (internal or external) yeast infections can both form part of your dog rash.  To prevent your pet from developing dog rash, all you need to do is keep him/her parasite free.  It’s that simple!