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Skin irritation

My little Bentley is two years old and is having itching, flaking issues. He also has a yeast smell to his skin. He has been on steroids three times and at one time had an ear infection. Any suggestions. Also I am changing his food to a chicken free diet of Simply Nourish. He bites his skin and scratches his side - skin becomes red and irritated.
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Maddie has had skin issues the vet thought it was a seasonal allergy. I added fish oil to her diet and bathed with an oatmeal no soap shampoo. Also try a final rinse of about 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar to about a pitcher of water. You pour it on and leave it.You can look up the exact amount on line I think.

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I would recommend you check out NutriScan, which is a pet sensitivity & intolerance test.

Developed by world renowned veterinarian, Dr. Jean Dodds, NutriScan tests for the twenty-four most commonly ingested foods by dogs and cats to provide you with specific results as to your companion animal's food intolerances or sensitivities. Since it is a salivary test, you have the convenience to complete the test at home or at your veterinarian’s office. Best of all, you can have the results in approximately two weeks to help you put your pet on the right diet.

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I bath Leo weekly and have been using a 50/50 mix Apple Cider Vinegar and water as an ear rinse and final rinse. This has really helped cut down on Leo's itchiness. Additionally I have been feeding the fish based Honest Kitchen.


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Fred had a bad skin infection a couple years ago. He had all these raw circular patches all over his body. He also had a lot of flaking. He was put on antibiotics but it came back. Vet wanted to do another round but i didn't want to. Instead, I switch his diet to all grain free, including treats. He get Primal or Stella's & Chewys. He has not had an issue since.

I also switched Bella & Scudder to raw. This stopped Scudders constant paw licking.





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I agree with the others. Evaluate the diet and be wary of antibiotics and roids. You can also use manuka honey and/or coconut oil topically on the irritated area. My lab had a skin infection last year and that really helped. It is a little messy but it cleared up the spots. The vet wanted to put him on antibiotics but I thought I would try the honey first. It worked.

I also do the apple cider vinegar rinses. They smell like salad but supposedly it helps with flea control too.
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I agree with the others. Evaluate the diet and be wary of antibiotics and roids. You can also use manuka honey and/or coconut oil topically on the irritated area. My lab had a skin infection last year and that really helped. It is a little messy but it cleared up the spots. The vet wanted to put him on antibiotics but I thought I would try the honey first. It worked.

I also do the apple cider vinegar rinses. They smell like salad but supposedly it helps with flea control too.
I tried the honey. It healed the raw wound but it did not stop them at the source.





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