Dog Starr
Starr

Starr, my male dog mixed with flat-coated retriever, has itching and scratching, bad smell in the skin, and reddening of the ears

My dog has extremely dry, itchy flaky skin (large yellowish flakes mostly on his back and around his tail). But he seems to itch all over as he scratches his face and neck up pretty good as well. We treated him for fleas using Sentry fiproguard thinking it was all due to fleas but it just won't heal. We have been treating him with an antifungal charcoal shampoo for sensitive skin, and a spray similar to the shampoo, and also give him brewer's yeast and garlic vitamins for dogs but nothing seems to help and he is so uncomfortable

dermatological
about 3 years ago
Information about Starr
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Mixed with Flat-Coated Retriever
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 7 years
  • Sterilized: Yes
  • Symptoms: Bad smell from skin or body, Dandruff, Dry skin, Itching and scratching, Hair loss (alopecia), Reddening of the ears, Reddened skin (erythema), Scratching ears, and Excessive licking of limbs
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Starr, my male dog mixed with flat-coated retriever, has itching and scratching, bad smell in the skin, and reddening of the ears Starr, my male dog mixed with flat-coated retriever, has itching and scratching, bad smell in the skin, and reddening of the ears
1 vet has answered
Veterinarian Elena Laguno
Elena Laguno

It could be an allergic dermatitis or a hormonal problem(Cushing).For that,Starr does not improve with those treatments.
You should take Starr to the vet.The vet will do exams to get a diagnosis and prescribe proper treatment.

Kind regards

about 3 years ago