Help Anyone! Two years ago my 11 years old Golden Retriever / Black lab mix Jet, started getting bad dandruff and lost his hair. After losing his hair he developed scabs, which are still present. The hair grew back, somewhat.
My vet didnít know what it was so he sent me to a dog dermatologist. Over $3000 later Jet still looked the same .He checked for cancer and was negative. He had many blood tests, yeast tests, fungus tests, cancer tests stool tests, urine tests, mites, fleas, and on and on All negative. The only test that was positive was a bacterial infection. One month of Cephelexin, nothing. One month of Cipro, still nothing.
After 6 months, I went to a recommended holistic vet. Over $2,000 later and more tests, the Vet didnít know why Jet wasnít responding to herbs.
Then to a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and more herbs. Nothing.
I went back to my regular vet and said to send the file to a vet school. The school had no recommendations. I read an article about Colostrum and am trying this. I am also shampooing him every 4-6 days with a mixture of 4% Chlorhexiderm and Betadyne. It works on the dandruff but his huge scabs wonít go away.
Jet is a trooper. He has been through a lot. Thankfully, the skin problem doesnít make him itch.
If anyone reading this letter has had a similar experience please tell us what you did. Jet and the family thank you very much.