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I have a question about a pet

Have a white dog she's a Shar-Pei lab mix and I think she's got dermatitis but neither one of my other dogs have it. I just gave her a bath with tea tree shampoo and put some hydrocortisone cream on it and didn't know if there was anything else I can do I've also given her Benadryl. She has about four spots quarter size of hair missing and she is itching the spots are right before her tail and on her tail and two spots around her buttocks

almost 3 years ago
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Dermatological problems can have many causes. Therefore, it is essential to perform a comprehensive diagnostic protocol, starting with simple and low-cost diagnostic tests that will allow to rule out the most common causes. Later on, it may be necessary to resort to more complex and specific tests to rule out allergies, autoimmune diseases, hormonal pathologies, etc.

The protocol should generally include:
- External deworming
- Trichogram: observing skin samples under a microscope.ant
- Skin scraping in the area of ​​injury
- Woods lamp: it allows to discard fungal problems
- Blood tests
- Allergy tests
- Elimination diet
- Specific tests against other causes. This should be assessed by your veterinarian after ruling out the causes mentioned above.

On the other hand, treatment with corticosteroids to reduce itching or baths with shampoos + antibiotics may be necessary to eliminate skin infections. But for those treatments you should visit your vet in order to find a cause and afterwards follow vet instructions for possible specific treatments.

All the best,

almost 3 years ago