I have purchased a full blooded chihuahua today.She will be 8 weeks old on Monday.She has 2 bald spots one on each side of the neck and ears. Then she has some sores also.The lady I brought her from said it was flea allergies and gave me antibotic cream and said she was to little for the shots.Does this sound right.If I put a flea collar on her will it help.What can I do to get her hair back and stop her from scratching it bald.Any help.I have never had a dog look like this.
you wont like the answer but it's the truth. You need to take the puppy back. He/she was not fit for sale and this was not a professional breeder. You should have a signed health certificate from this person's vet saying the puppy was fine for release. The only other option, go to your vet 1st thing in the morning and have the puppy completely examined. People here can give you all sorts of advice but you need a medical professional directing you. Good Luck
savvanah is right .. you need to take her back. your breeder shouldn't have sold her to you if she isn't 8 weeks old not to mention what may be causing the bald spots could be ringworm. take her to a vet if you want to be sure before you do so. good luck!!
if my dog could talk i'm sure he'd say "woof .. woof!!"
Correction Midnight.... that was NOT a breeder who sold her that puppy. Professional breeders do not allow the pups to leave like that!! :-) And you're right, could very well be ring worm. Oh boy I hope not.
I have never heard of a dog ringworm.This is a full blooded chihuahua and has papers.She gave me the antibotic cream to put on her and said she would be fine.It does not look really bad.The computer said to use the apple cider veinger on it and it makes it better.any help
Hon, just because you have not heard of Ring Worm does not mean it does not exist. I assure you it does. It's a fungus, not an actual worm and it appears round (kind of) in shape and the canine looses hair. Its HIGHLY contagious. You can't even imagine. It is not fatal if treated immediately but does take weeks to get rid of. What Midnight and I are trying nicely to tell you is based on the description of the puppy in your initial thread, this puppy was not fit for sale and giving you cream and sending you on your way is simply not appropriate. You can either have a nice open mind and listen to folks that are trying to help, or not. Bottom line, it's the puppy that needs help, take the pup to the vet. DO NOT start reading on line remedies. Can you even imagine if you unwittingly put something like that vinegar solution onto the skin and the pup has a horrible reaction? The person you purchased of this animal from you have told you openly to take the pup to your vet for your own puppy wellness exam. That's standard procedure. Take your new baby to the vet tomorrow morning and let your vet help you. Good Luck
One more thing, you mentioned your puppy was pedigree with papers. The AKC is NOT an insitution that governs health of puppies. It's mearly a registry of pedigree (pure bred) dogs. Just because your dog has papers does not mean you purchased him/her from a professional. It only means it's a pure bred. Health has nothing to do with this. :-( Hence one of the many many reasons we professionals have a hay day when we hear of so called "breeders" who do things like this. They are not, they are back yard breeders and puppy mills.