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#6824466 - 07/16/17 06:18 PM Skin sores / allergies Cocker Spaniel
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Registered: 02/25/09
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Loc: Burleson Texas
I have a Cocker about 7 years old that has always had allergies all of her life. Most of the time you could tell with eye drainage. For the past 3 years she has been having reoccurring skin sores that the vet has called it reoccurring skin staff infections. She has been on and off Predisone for the past three years for her allergies and her skin. For the past year she has been on Predisone daily. I know that can't be good for her. She has been gaining weight steadily even though buying her grainfree good food. I have tried all kinds thinking she may have food allergies. Nothing has helped her. Now she is growing what looks like skin tacks or flesh colored like loose warts. Each time I bathe her the skin sores are scabbed over and a lot of them come off as I brush her in the shower and she feels better, but in less than a week they are back and spreading. Vet just says that Cockers are prone to allergies and that is about it. We are using medicated shampoo from the vet also. Any ideas on what to try next? Food? Shampoo? Some kind of dip?

#6824687 - 07/16/17 10:47 PM Re: Skin sores / allergies Cocker Spaniel [Re: GLC]
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Never had that with my field bred cockers. I pray it all works out for you.
Bobby Barnett

#6824828 - 07/17/17 08:27 AM Re: Skin sores / allergies Cocker Spaniel [Re: GLC]
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For dogs that are prone to skin (staph) infections I use Povidone-iodine. i mix it with warm water till its the color of tea. rinse the dog off with it, and then dry dog off 2x per day. i use it to keep the dog from getting infections. or if the dog has one, i use it in combination with a oral antibiotic.

sorry about the grammar, but im having to type with one hand.

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#6824842 - 07/17/17 08:36 AM Re: Skin sores / allergies Cocker Spaniel [Re: GLC]
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Originally Posted By: GLC
skin tacks or flesh colored like loose warts.

My lab has a couple of these too. Vet was no help. Interested to hear if you end up with a solution.

#6824976 - 07/17/17 10:36 AM Re: Skin sores / allergies Cocker Spaniel [Re: GLC]
triggerbowtx Offline

Registered: 12/01/09
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my vet has said food allergies are generally irritation with "ears and rears." So, he believes skin irritations are normally environmental allergies. Grass/pollen/etc.

Not much help but trying to help you identify if it is a food or environmental allergy.


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