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Zinc Responsive Dermatitis in Brittany

losinsusan
May 26th, 2005, 10:09 PM
Hi I posted about my 8 yr old Brittany Jax before.
He is doing pretty good now that his treatment is in full swing.
I guess I hoped someone out there would know what would cause a healthy dog to suddenly develop Zinc Responsive Dermatitis? It is genetic in northern breeds yes, but he isn't a husky, he's a Brittany! But why would he get this after a surgery? A week after a surgery? He is playful again now and in great spirits. Acts just like my Jax. Looks a bit funky still but is getting better by the day on the Zinc he takes daily now. And amino acids, eggs and fatty acids. Antirobe antibiotics also and a weekly bath in his special shampoo. He is regrowing hair slowly in most of his bald spots too. The information on the web is so limited. I have searched every site that is possible and not one gives a reason why a dog would stop absorbing zinc in midlife. Anyone know anything???

Prin
May 27th, 2005, 02:09 AM
I don't know anything, but I'm glad you're doggy is slightly better. What I do know, is that we don't know nearly as much about how bodies work as we let on.

tweetyiniowa
April 25th, 2006, 07:10 PM
Does the original poster(losinsusan) still come to this site? I have a Siberian that has this disorder and would like to talk to them about it...or anyone else who has or had a dog with Zinc Responsive Dermatitis. Thank you. :)

Prin
April 25th, 2006, 07:12 PM
She hasn't been here in a while, but you can look through her posts via her profile... Might be some info in there.:)

losinsusan
April 25th, 2006, 07:40 PM
Hi Prin
Its me, thankfully I got an email telling me you had responded to my post.
I still come by once in a while here. Please feel free to email me so we can talk about our dogs please! I would love it. fourlocos@sbcglobal.net
I never post my email in public but I am so excited to speak to someone else about this its worth the risks!!! Thanks Sue

losinsusan
April 25th, 2006, 07:44 PM
Sorry i meant to reply to tweety. I tried to private message you but you don't allow it in your profile it said. Hopefully you will get my message here.

losinsusan
April 25th, 2006, 07:45 PM
Sorry I meant to reply to Tweety.
It won't allow me to send you a private message, your have to allow it.
Hope to hear from you.

tweetyiniowa
April 26th, 2006, 10:33 AM
I sent you an email...soooooo happy you seen my post! I feel so alone and helpless in this. It will be nice to talk to someone who knows what Im going through. :)