Hi my boerboel has some kind of skin problem and i got creams and shampoo's and u name it from my Vet and she had a look at the skin under a microscope but the skin problems does not seem to clear.
He has spots over his body with hair falling out,and it must be itchy coz he scratches himself until it bleeds,and it's making me real sad to see him like this coz he's such a lovely dog and i am doing everthing i can to help him but nothing works.
The black part around his mouth is scratched "raw" so to speak and it bleeds a lot and he smells bad,and i dnt know if it's safe for my little un to be near him so i am keeping them apart even tho it's tough coz they love each other so much.
Please help me with some advice coz it does not seem that the Vet's here has any...
I'm sorry your poor dog is having this trouble. It's not very nice watching your dog suffer, and feeling helpless to 'fix' him I'm wondering if your vet has done a skin scrape, and or a skin biopsy. This condition could be one of many, including atopic dermatitis, food allergy, mange, and other parasites. The one part of your post that leads me to believe it could be mange, is the fact that you are bathing your dog frequently, trying to help him. This may make it hard for the vet to see any mites that could be on the dog. The other condition that sounds like a possibility is seborrhea, which can occcur from allergies and hormonal disorders. Yeast infection is another possibility. The first problem is hard to diagnose, because by the time you have a dog with your dog's symptoms, a secondary infection has set in, evidenced by the itchy skin, scratching, bleeding and hair loss. Does the skin that is exposed on your dog look scaly, oily or thickened? Is it red, bumpy, or oozing? Good luck with finding out what the problem is. I am interested in knowing what your vet discovers. ((big smooch )) for your dog.
Hi, Ive got a two year old Female boerboel-and it was love at first sight. Boerboels is known for skin problems - currently Im using herbal spray called ECS and it worked. But - yes but, it all depends on what is the cause of the problem. It could be food it could be bedding and mostlikely flies.