Has anyone had skin problems with their dog? My boxer is 2 years old. We've taken our dog to the vet several times. They did blood work for hypothyroid and it came back clear. They also did skin scrapings several times. I was convinced it was mange but, that came back clear. Our dog is not lethargic, he doesn't itch or appear uncomfortable. The doctor prescribed Tramodol and Melatonin. Tramadol for pain which he doesn't have and Melatonin for hair loss. The label on the Melatonin label says it is a sleep aid. Lost and don't know what else to do. We've been dealing with this condition for two months. Thanks in advance!
Could you describe the discoloration to me in detail so that I may be able to help you better?
Just because the skin scraping has come back negative doesn't mean that your dog does not have demodex mites. Demodex mites cause a discoloration to hair and skin that makes the affected area appear moth eaten. Demodex mites do not cause itching usually.
Melatonin is perfectly safe, but only give it at night.
His skin discoloration looks like a white cows black spots, and his fur is thining in those areas. We've been giving him the melatonin and now he has loose, bloody stools (frank blood). So we have stopped the melatonin. I checked the stool for worms and didn't see any. Would i be able to see worms in the stool?
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.