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jennylynncross April 29th, 2019 01:04 AM

Please help ID this breed and skin condition :)
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I am hoping someone can help my friend identify the breed of puppy she adopted about 6 months ago. He is less than a year old and is small to midsize (although he seems as though he will stay small). ALSO: When she adopted him, he had a flaky skin condition that the shelter just attributed to needing a good bath and some skin TLC, but here it is 6 months later and this poor pupper (and his mamma) have been to the vet SEVERAL times ($$$), hes been put on steroids, antibiotics, antifungals, specialized shampoos and regular washes, specialized diet, skin scrapes, biopsy...all of it! As far as i know, they have ruled out any autoimmune disorders (via the biopsy).

Here is a flickr link to some photos of him and his skin, paws, etc.

There definitely seems to be a sort of hyperkeratosis thing happening with his paws...lots of excess growth there. Coat is good, but skin is consistently flaky throughout his body (including head and face), and a bit oily and slightly malodorous.

Please help us solve the mystery of this sweet boy! ❤️

hazelrunpack April 29th, 2019 09:53 AM

Not sure about his breed, other than he's a real cutie pie! But I did find this thread discussing some of the same issues: [URL=""] 1.5 Year Old With Chronic Skin Rash Since Being A Puppy[/URL]

If you google "seborrheic dermatitis in dogs" there's some information there on something that sounds very similar.

Also, has your friend had him seen by a veterinary dermatologist? Specialists can be worth their weight in gold when it comes to tricky cases. Might be worth the extra cost :shrug:

I hope they find some answers soon and the little darling gets some relief :goodvibes:

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