Sunday, February 26, 2017

3038. A 12-year-old Miniature Schnauzer scratches and licks for the past 12 months

Feb 26, 2017

"I tried changing diets and shampoos for the past 1 year," the young man could not resolve the continuous scratching and itchiness of the old dog. "Bad body odour," he told Dr Daniel. The skin is full of pustules, rashes and ringworm-like lesions. Paws are licked red and limbs are pigmented from constant licking.

Generalised dermatitis with ringworm, bacteria and yeast are the main cause. Whether there is food allergy or not, is another possiblity. Neck alopecia and inflammation. Anal sac area hyperpigmented.
Otitis externa and anal sacculitis compounded the severity of the skin disease.

After clipping bald and around 10-16 days later, the owner came back for a review. He was relieved that the dog's skin had improved.

10-16 days after treatment

The owner is satisfied with the outcome. It will take at least 2 months to know whether the Schnauzer has fully recovered. Monthly reviews with the vet are important.

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