Dog Developed Skin Problems

Posted by D on 12/10/2006

My boyfriend's sister, who lives in Hawaii, has a lhasa apsa (7 years old) who recently has developed terrible skin problems. This dog lives outside. She used to have beautiful skin, but recently it became discolored.. not as smooth anymore. She scratches incessantly until she bleeds. The vet does not believe it is a flea problem. Told her to feed it benadryl and bathe her with special shampoo for allergic skin. She feeds her Purina Lamb and Rice formula. Do you suggest the mange treatment? Also, things would improve if the dog were taken inside, don't you think? Thanks much.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Dear D: Yes, give the dog and do the mange treatment. However, give the dog 1/4 teaspoon of borax per liter of water is best. If this doesn't work, consider giving the dog more borax baths. Borax often does the trick. Peroxide ix limited only to once per day maximum, however all dog foods are not healthy. Switch over to semi cooked liver or meats and small amount of vitamins and minerals, flaxseed oil and evening primrose oil. The dog doesn't need to take supplements often. Usually one or two days.