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Hello, I just joined the group to see if you might have some feed back. I recently took in a rescue forever. He came with prednisone and eye medication as he is going blind due to an autoimmune disorder. The first night he was here I noticed a yeasty Oder like an ear infection but times 100! His entire being smells. He was at the vet Friday and goes back for a biopsy in the morning because now he has a rash/hair loss around his mouth and today when I cleaned his eyes his fur came out to show raw  flesh. I hope the vet the rescue uses can help him because I feel horrible. Has anyone seen or experienced this before? 

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Could be zinc deficiency which is quite common in huskies and usually affects the mouth and eyes first, I've not experienced it myself but I would definitely look into it

 

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I was thinking the same thing as Nix...

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A friend of mine has a year old husky and he started with fur loss on his snout and eyes, generally not himself so she bought a zinc supplement and it’s taken a month for the fur to start growing back and his health in general has improved. She made an appt with the vet but the vet gave antibiotics to begin with but made no difference to the fur loss and didn’t really know a lot about zinc deficiency in husky’s. There’s a lot of information online about ZRD, well worth reading about.
I hope you get things sorted.


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● !!  Kefir is NOT advised if on blood THINNERS.   You or Dogs

 

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/so-long-yeast-hello-kefir/

 

If you can get some Kefir do try this - great probiotic.. START one dssrtspoon > 2-3 tblspns after 7-10 days. Daily. Or as a treat 2-3 x a week.   Excellent for you too!

 

I feed mine - incl egg/crushed in shells (extra calcium!)  2 or 3 X/week + raw veg cooked sweet potato, allowed fruits - see below

Coconut oil - see below..

I found, after four trials the right kibble my two love = empty bowls!

 

XCEL. Online or your local animal pet shop should get it in for you @ £22.99 / 15kg sack. It is a small kibble suitable for weaning puppies right through to adulthood. Although designed for greyhound, it is certainly perfect for my two. 

It has sufficient protein %-age for running dogs, which is why I chose this.. not much higher but I researched & the levels indicated this would be (22-24% protein) which a pro trainer/runner of snow dogs & hounds recommended.

My two 100% health check results from my vets' on their three monthly Vet Health Plan).

 

Change portions:  Add 1/4 kibble/1/8 wet raw portions if in regular running/exercise, or usual amount normal walks out to maintain their weight. Less in summer where exercise is at a min. although some evenings are cool enough.

I can get weight down /up within a fortnight.

 

● Northern breeds cannot break down or digest wheat or gluten.  They do not carry an enzyme for this.

Nor for lactose, grape family fruit, (raisins, currants, prunes etc) nor onions whether raw or cooked.  ●Chocolate is poisonous.

Check lists below.

 

Here are my choices : Xcel, Kefir, Lovejoy & Forthglade, (multiple meat choices incl FISH/SEAFOOD & for pups too!) Coconut Oil, Albion (incl with tripe other etc (frozen raw).

 

With reward treats BEWARE these can add weight on.. so adjust your kibble

 

Chester (M)18.09.2012.  Eski (F) 14.02.2012.

My local (five minutes away) ANIMALS ONLY shop gets in anything I request;  I let Nigel know when/what to order & I can collect (he'll do deliveries too).

He has all the treats they like & I also update him on any new feed/allergy for dogs' warnings I find.

 

Changing over any new foods:

Use 1:3 /1:4 new for old, gradually increasing new food for old (reducing) over ten days.

Halt & backtrack if problems or change in stools, ie, loose.

Also coconut oil (start pea size -> then to half flat tspn.

 

I don't have enough freezer storage for only raw - the Forthglade & Lovejoy Vacpacs are wet raw and store dry on shelf until opened - great for travel and husky camps!   ALL feed is wheat and Gluten free.

 

I'm  personally wary of only raw diet:

Chicken neck, (see below) animal livers, heart, kidneys etc have had reported warnings occasionally regarding the following:

 

So, varying WHAT raw one feeds is important and knowing your sources too.

 

.... Plus, some important minerals are not present, including zinc. In the wild dogs have been known to eat roots, fruits and vegetatation/vegetables.

(Sweet potato should be cooked) and mine love broccoli stalks, kale, carrots, parsnips, no seed apple (so avoid! these contain cyanide dangerous in constant feeding). Banana ok but fresh not over-ripe as more sugar. Good for potassium..  Mine get a couple of slice sections- sharing mine!

 

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/raw-diets-for-dogs-getting-enough-vitamins-and-minerals/

Useful to know : see below..

 

More on Kefir: it also breaks down lactose intolerance

 

Try Kefir - multiple benefits

http://dogaware.com/articles/wdjdiabetesdiets.html

 

http://www.benefitsofkefir.com/how-drinking-kefir-can-help-diabetics/

 

http://www.mimfit.net/kefir-for-you-and-your-dog/

 

https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/15_5/features/Canine-Diabetes-Diagnosis-and-Treatment_20521-1.html

 

Coconut Oil & Vit D

 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil

 http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/the-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/

 

● But don't over dose this Vitamin D content.

 

 https://m.petmd.com/dog/nutrition/coconut-oil-dogs-understanding-benefits

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Also ACC

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/3-simple-ways-apple-cider-vinegar-can-help-your-dog/

 

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Hello, I just joined the group to see if you might have some feed back. I recently took in a rescue forever. He came with prednisone and eye medication as he is going blind due to an autoimmune disorder. The first night he was here I noticed a yeasty Oder like an ear infection but times 100! His entire being smells. He was at the vet Friday and goes back for a biopsy in the morning because now he has a rash/hair loss around his mouth and today when I cleaned his eyes his fur came out to show raw  flesh. I hope the vet the rescue uses can help him because I feel horrible. Has anyone seen or experienced this before? 

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It's a long one. Take it or leave it. Copy & paste to your memo pad or print

 

● !!  Kefir is NOT advised if on blood THINNERS.   You or Dogs

 

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/so-long-yeast-hello-kefir/

 

If you can get some Kefir do try this - great probiotic.. START one dssrtspoon > 2-3 tblspns after 7-10 days. Daily. Or as a treat 2-3 x a week.   Excellent for you too!

 

I feed mine - incl egg/crushed in shells (extra calcium!)  2 or 3 X/week + raw veg cooked sweet potato, allowed fruits - see below

Coconut oil - see below..

I found, after four trials the right kibble my two love = empty bowls!

 

XCEL. Online or your local animal pet shop should get it in for you @ £22.99 / 15kg sack. It is a small kibble suitable for weaning puppies right through to adulthood. Although designed for greyhound, it is certainly perfect for my two. 

It has sufficient protein %-age for running dogs, which is why I chose this.. not much higher but I researched & the levels indicated this would be (22-24% protein) which a pro trainer/runner of snow dogs & hounds recommended.

My two 100% health check results from my vets' on their three monthly Vet Health Plan).

 

Change portions:  Add 1/4 kibble/1/8 wet raw portions if in regular running/exercise, or usual amount normal walks out to maintain their weight. Less in summer where exercise is at a min. although some evenings are cool enough.

I can get weight down /up within a fortnight.

 

● Northern breeds cannot break down or digest wheat or gluten.  They do not carry an enzyme for this.

Nor for lactose, grape family fruit, (raisins, currants, prunes etc) nor onions whether raw or cooked.  ●Chocolate is poisonous.

Check lists below.

 

Here are my choices : Xcel, Kefir, Lovejoy & Forthglade, (multiple meat choices incl FISH/SEAFOOD & for pups too!) Coconut Oil, Albion (incl with tripe other etc (frozen raw).

 

With reward treats BEWARE these can add weight on.. so adjust your kibble

 

Chester (M)18.09.2012.  Eski (F) 14.02.2012.

My local (five minutes away) ANIMALS ONLY shop gets in anything I request;  I let Nigel know when/what to order & I can collect (he'll do deliveries too).

He has all the treats they like & I also update him on any new feed/allergy for dogs' warnings I find.

 

Changing over any new foods:

Use 1:3 /1:4 new for old, gradually increasing new food for old (reducing) over ten days.

Halt & backtrack if problems or change in stools, ie, loose.

Also coconut oil (start pea size -> then to half flat tspn.

 

I don't have enough freezer storage for only raw - the Forthglade & Lovejoy Vacpacs are wet raw and store dry on shelf until opened - great for travel and husky camps!   ALL feed is wheat and Gluten free.

 

I'm  personally wary of only raw diet:

Chicken neck, (see below) animal livers, heart, kidneys etc have had reported warnings occasionally regarding the following:

 

So, varying WHAT raw one feeds is important and knowing your sources too.

 

.... Plus, some important minerals are not present, including zinc. In the wild dogs have been known to eat roots, fruits and vegetatation/vegetables.

(Sweet potato should be cooked) and mine love broccoli stalks, kale, carrots, parsnips, no seed apple (so avoid! these contain cyanide dangerous in constant feeding). Banana ok but fresh not over-ripe as more sugar. Good for potassium..  Mine get a couple of slice sections- sharing mine!

 

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/raw-diets-for-dogs-getting-enough-vitamins-and-minerals/

Useful to know : see below..

 

More on Kefir: it also breaks down lactose intolerance

 

Try Kefir - multiple benefits

http://dogaware.com/articles/wdjdiabetesdiets.html

 

http://www.benefitsofkefir.com/how-drinking-kefir-can-help-diabetics/

 

http://www.mimfit.net/kefir-for-you-and-your-dog/

 

https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/15_5/features/Canine-Diabetes-Diagnosis-and-Treatment_20521-1.html

 

Coconut Oil & Vit D

 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil

 http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/the-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/

 

● But don't over dose this Vitamin D content.

 

 https://m.petmd.com/dog/nutrition/coconut-oil-dogs-understanding-benefits

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Also ACV

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/3-simple-ways-apple-cider-vinegar-can-help-your-dog/

 

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Like the others have said could be ZRD. Or possibly could it be related to his auto immune disease? My son has ulcerative colitis and being auto immune basically means the body is attacking itself. Aside from the main issue of inflammation down low he also gets a lot of mouth ulcers.

 

 

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Yes. Try and research as much as possible.. I do! xx

http://dogtime.com/dog-health/52995-autoimmune-disease-dogs-types-symptoms-treatments

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I would definitely take your beautiful baby to a Vet first thing. They should run all labs. He could actually have a few things going on (ZRD, ear infection(s), any infections, Cushing's Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Disorder, etc). It's best to see your Vet immediately.
I'm praying for you and KATO.
WELCOME ABOARD

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I had the pleasure of owning Murphy I also rescued him, he was 5 months when I took him on.

He had similar symptoms hair loss and soreness , he also had abscess regularly in his pads. When ever we went for a walk and he stood on some rough ground he would get an infection.

He had to have a blood transfusion at one point as was so poorly. It took us months and months and lots of opinions. I put murph on zinc also salmon oil which didn’t help.

He had biopsy’s and skin scraps and was eventually diagnosed with autoimmune disease also an under active thyroid.

He was on medication daily for the thyroid and steroids to support his system and sometimes he would have to be on a higher dose of steroids if we noticed he was having a bout of soreness, or hair loss He was also on antibiotics a lot.

He used to sometimes flare up and loose some fur and looked really sore, despite us trying everything. We had some medicated shampoo to also help with his sore skin , had to bath him 3 times a week which wasn’t easy as he was a big chap.

Sometimes I felt terrible and horrible cause I couldn’t do anything to help him in the early stages. Don’t give up , he clearly has a loving family now that is doing everything they can to get him better.

If I hadn’t of rescued Murphy I fear what would have happened to him.

Murphy passed away last year he was nearly 7, and it broke my heart. Despite his health issues, he had an awesome time with us and was loved.

I hope you get to the bottom of what’s causing it for your chap.



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Mazz really that post is ridiculous please try your best to keep then down a little even if you have got time to write war and peace in a post no-one has time to read it and it spoils the threads :)

Take that the wrong way and I'll kick your arse at camp xx  

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