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Honey my corgi was sick a couple of weeks ago. She was put on Clavamox. That was done earlier this week.

 

She is a shedder. I've always known that. And sometimes after she is groomed she gets super dry skin. And...................sometimes she gets scabs. I've asked the groomers to use the gentlest of shampoo, when they think she is finally rinsed-to rinse her one more time, and absolutely no smelly stuff.

 

Today she was rolling in the wet grass and had fluffed up a lot of loose hair so I got out the shedding blade. Yeah-she now has a bald strip down her back. Her skin is SO flaky and she is shedding extra bad. I didnt do ANYTHING but brush her normally. Its like her fur just FELL out. I had to pick up food so I got a bottle of sardine oil and a topical spray (Kenic Avo-Med) thats supposed to help.

 

Any thoughts? Could the Clavamox have given her this reaction?

 

My poor mohawked girl!

 

 

06/12-Honey went for her annual today. They're holding off on all shots until they figure out the cause of her hair loss. (And interestingly the reason for the Clavamox is because we thought she had a UTI what with the drinking and peeing. And super increased lethargy. I KNEW something was wrong.) They are checking her thyroid and for Cushings. :( She's on meds, not sure what as it was DP that took her.

 

Please, if you could spare some good thoughts? She's my first fur-baby. I know she'll be ok but just the thought of her having ANYTHING wrong just tears me up.

 

 

6/13 :yay No Cushings and the thyroid is fine! Of course we still have no idea why she lost so much fur, but medically-she's fine! Thanks for the thoughts!

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I bought a bottle of sardine oil to add to meals. Hope that helps. Poor thing must be so itchy. She had some serious thumpin' going on when I was brushing her back!

My sweet angel Tanner-"Showoffs Magic" 79D-82695. DOB 7/22/99. Gotcha Day 6/20/05. Bridge Day 3/11/10. Big Beautiful Brave Angel Norm-"Showoffs Storm" 89B-83263. DOB 8/16/99. Gotcha Day 3/24/06. Bridge Day 4/20/13. Angel Girl Bree-"Breezy Betty" 201A-93631. DOB 2/05/01. Gotcha Day 5/11/10. Bridge Day 10/07/11. She reached the beach.... Maci-"CF's Owhatanite" 44H-29320. DOB 10/05/04. Gotcha Day 10/11/11. Greta-"Greta's Milam" 90B-54582. DOB 9/17/10. Gotcha Day 11/30/12. Bridge Day 03/30/17. Ben-"P Kay Key Train" 63A-61271. DOB 6/2/13. Gotcha Day 12/26/15.

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no-no oder. Just very dry.

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Oh gosh, poor girl! Give her a big kiss for me and tell her to feel better soon!

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1st post updated....

Edited by HarleighHdMom

My sweet angel Tanner-"Showoffs Magic" 79D-82695. DOB 7/22/99. Gotcha Day 6/20/05. Bridge Day 3/11/10. Big Beautiful Brave Angel Norm-"Showoffs Storm" 89B-83263. DOB 8/16/99. Gotcha Day 3/24/06. Bridge Day 4/20/13. Angel Girl Bree-"Breezy Betty" 201A-93631. DOB 2/05/01. Gotcha Day 5/11/10. Bridge Day 10/07/11. She reached the beach.... Maci-"CF's Owhatanite" 44H-29320. DOB 10/05/04. Gotcha Day 10/11/11. Greta-"Greta's Milam" 90B-54582. DOB 9/17/10. Gotcha Day 11/30/12. Bridge Day 03/30/17. Ben-"P Kay Key Train" 63A-61271. DOB 6/2/13. Gotcha Day 12/26/15.

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Thinking good thoughts!

 

I didn't know about her other symptoms. I would think Cushings as well, or one of the other hormonal disorders. I hope they figure it out!

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post 1 updated again...

My sweet angel Tanner-"Showoffs Magic" 79D-82695. DOB 7/22/99. Gotcha Day 6/20/05. Bridge Day 3/11/10. Big Beautiful Brave Angel Norm-"Showoffs Storm" 89B-83263. DOB 8/16/99. Gotcha Day 3/24/06. Bridge Day 4/20/13. Angel Girl Bree-"Breezy Betty" 201A-93631. DOB 2/05/01. Gotcha Day 5/11/10. Bridge Day 10/07/11. She reached the beach.... Maci-"CF's Owhatanite" 44H-29320. DOB 10/05/04. Gotcha Day 10/11/11. Greta-"Greta's Milam" 90B-54582. DOB 9/17/10. Gotcha Day 11/30/12. Bridge Day 03/30/17. Ben-"P Kay Key Train" 63A-61271. DOB 6/2/13. Gotcha Day 12/26/15.

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Hm, glad she's okay medically.

 

Could she have had something harmful put on her back? Rubbed against something?

Have you put any Advantage or Revolution on her (I've seen dogs react to these and basically loose the fur that touches the meds)?

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No Advantage or Revolution. Matter of fact, we havent even started the Frontline yet. The ONLY thing different was the grooming, and that wasnt even different in that we used the same groomer. I'm inclined to think something happened there. Maybe a different brand of shampoo or something. Thats all I can think of. Thanks for the well wishes. She is better, just a bit less furry. :D

My sweet angel Tanner-"Showoffs Magic" 79D-82695. DOB 7/22/99. Gotcha Day 6/20/05. Bridge Day 3/11/10. Big Beautiful Brave Angel Norm-"Showoffs Storm" 89B-83263. DOB 8/16/99. Gotcha Day 3/24/06. Bridge Day 4/20/13. Angel Girl Bree-"Breezy Betty" 201A-93631. DOB 2/05/01. Gotcha Day 5/11/10. Bridge Day 10/07/11. She reached the beach.... Maci-"CF's Owhatanite" 44H-29320. DOB 10/05/04. Gotcha Day 10/11/11. Greta-"Greta's Milam" 90B-54582. DOB 9/17/10. Gotcha Day 11/30/12. Bridge Day 03/30/17. Ben-"P Kay Key Train" 63A-61271. DOB 6/2/13. Gotcha Day 12/26/15.

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Has Honey been tested for Atypical Cushings? With that type of Cushings the dog can have normal cortisol levels but out-of-whack hormones. Our greyhound, Cullen, has this. The U of Tennessee is the only place that tests for this. Hair loss can be the only symptom of this too. Might be worth a look of you don't come up with anything.

 

We once had a dog allergic to grass. Let's hope it's that simple!

 

Marcia in CT

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