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Old 01-14-2013, 04:15 PM   #51
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Good luck at the vet. please do not go to the vet that's connected to the pet store. I hope your little fur baby is healthy and fine. If she is a mix breed, she could just be shedding. Please keep us posted and give her some hugs and kisses from her forum fur pals! The licking of the paws could be a food allergy. Get her on a quality high end dog food. You can find them at quality pet stores like Cutters Mill.

Thanks, I have swiched her food. Instead of giving him Eukanuba I am giving him something called BLUE
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:16 PM   #52
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Good luck at the vet. please do not go to the vet that's connected to the pet store. I hope your little fur baby is healthy and fine. If she is a mix breed, she could just be shedding. Please keep us posted and give her some hugs and kisses from her forum fur pals! The licking of the paws could be a food allergy. Get her on a quality high end dog food. You can find them at quality pet stores like Cutters Mill.

Thanks, I will give you updates
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:18 PM   #53
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You cant see mites as a matter of fact its even hard for a vet to truly see them. A good mite test can take more than one skin scraping. Your puppy would be itching a bunch. My vet didn't see any on her scope but treated her anyway. She also gave me some medication to help her stop itching. She wanted to leave a food allergy for last.After the medication she was still itching and I had made an appointment with a specialist who specializes in skin issues. It was going to coat me about $100 or so. A few days before the appointment Maddie stopped itching and although she has never had the full coat most Havanese have she has nice hair. Maddie came from a backyard breeder and had several problems. I can honestly say no matter where she came from she is the best dog I have ever had.
I would bite the bullet and go to a different vet then the one the pet store is using.I'm hoping my story will help you put your mind at ease so you can love and enjoy your new baby more.
Here is a picture of Maddie when she was looking a bit funny from hair loss.
Some of the missing hair was my fault I used a razer thing to cut out some mats. She also didn't have very much hair on her belle.
My puppy kindda looks like yours. He has no hair on his belly and most of his hair is on his head. I don't know if it was food allergy or maybe because I started giving him sink water. I'm going to give him bottled water from now on..
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:19 PM   #54
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I would take him to your personal vet. Buying a puppy from a pet store is the worst possible place to buy a dog. Your dog, unfortunately is a puppy mill dog. Puppies are mass produced, kept in cages, given no thought to the breeding or health and well being, usually living in their own filth, and his mother likely is neglected and abused (bred until she can't produce puppies anymore and then discarded). Your puppy's health and genetics is a big question mark. When people buy these dogs they only encourage the inhumane practice and abuse all to make money. Read up on puppy mills and try to see past the marketing that pet stores use to make people think their puppies come from good sources. No responsible breeder sells puppies to a pet store, where anyone can buy their puppies. Learn from this and move on. A lot of people don't know the truth about where their puppy came from and the horrible conditions they live in. The best thing you can do is take care of your puppy, never buy another dog from a pet store, adopt from a shelter or buy from a reputable breeder if you get another dog, and tell your friends and family.
I wouldn't read this post and feel bad. I would read it and feel good that you gave your baby the best home he has had so far and you are a sweet young lady who has a bunch of love to give him. He probably doesn't even remember where he came from he just loves you. Thank you for taking such good care of him .
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Suzi, I had forgotten quite HOW hairless Maddie got at one point! As you've said, while her hair isn't that long even now, it's long enough to make her very cute, but short enough that's she's a little easier to care for! Not to suggest that people buy from BYB's (and I know you know that now) but You got lucky with Maddie... she's not only cute, but she's got a great personality to boot!
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My puppy kindda looks like yours. He has no hair on his belly and most of his hair is on his head. I don't know if it was food allergy or maybe because I started giving him sink water. I'm going to give him bottled water from now on..
I went to a pet store yesterday and they had a Havanese I wanted to take him home so bad. Some havanese just don't have the thick coat. I just started bottled water too. Do you give a flea treatment? Sometimes I think maddies problems were from to much chemical in her system. When I bought Maddie she was 7 weeks old and I noticed her itching her ears the breeder said she might have mites I'll give her some medication. He also could have given flea meds with out telling me. We picked her up a week later. Then we gave her some flea medication after her first vet visit. then she had some parasite from the nasty conditions at her breeders. More medication. Along with her puppy shots. Then the vet gave her more for maybe more mites. Maddie has been really good in till the last few weeks she has fleas so now she is itching again and I gave her more chemicals And she is still itching. I'm hoping the fleas are gone.
What is his name? He is really cute Hope the vet will help you figure out everything. Keep up the good work.
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My puppy kindda looks like yours. He has no hair on his belly and most of his hair is on his head. I don't know if it was food allergy or maybe because I started giving him sink water. I'm going to give him bottled water from now on..
Oh my, you are turning into me....crazy dog lady. Glad you are spoiling the fur boy!
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Suzi, I had forgotten quite HOW hairless Maddie got at one point! As you've said, while her hair isn't that long even now, it's long enough to make her very cute, but short enough that's she's a little easier to care for! Not to suggest that people buy from BYB's (and I know you know that now) but You got lucky with Maddie... she's not only cute, but she's got a great personality to boot!
I know its funny because now she seems like the puppy compared to Zoey she is the cutest little Havanese. I had no idea about back yard breeders. I really wish I could have seen what was in the back barn. Maybe they weren't to bad. They did say that she would be spending her last week preparing her for her new home . And were trying to be helpful when she got sick. I just hope so they didn't seem like bad people.
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Roxie I just found this post. My puppy was older when I got her and she was "naked" like your puppy. Also she lost hair some time after she came home. Right now, at a bout a yr, she has so much very fine hair. Other people tell me she does not look like the same dog. I changed the dog food to taste of the wild lamb or bison. We always give her filtered water. Our dog was not sick either but was also "blond" like yours. I hope all is well with your little one and I would love to hear about how your puppy is doing.
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