Hair loss on puppies tail & feet *pics*

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by NewHopePoultry, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I took in 3 puppies at 2 weeks old that Ive been hand raising. They are now 4 weeks old and have a vet appointment at the end of the week, BUT all 3 are having skin problems. I was able to see the mom and she was in horrible shape, but the owners wouldnt let me have her, just the pups. They were kept outside in a muddy/dirty pen. The mom stopped producing milk and 3 other puppies died.
    When I first got them, their feet and tails were all covered in scaley stuff, but Ive been putting hydrocortisone spay on it. Its not scaly now.

    Pup #1:
    Just the tip of his tail
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    Pup #2
    One of his back toes
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    Pup #3
    The end of her tail
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    Does any one have any idea what this is?

    The puppies:
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  2. CityMomof2

    CityMomof2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like ringworm
     
  3. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    possible milk allergy? what are you feeding them? are they itchy? Was Mama having hairloss/possible mange.
     
  4. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Almost positive this is the case. It can be treated with OTC meds for humans. Lotrim AF or tinactin.Also Vetricyn says it works on ringworm, haven't tried it for this but love the product.
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    They are being fed goat's milk (being weaned off it) and eating softened blue diamond puppy food
    They arent itching.

    They will be going to the vet on Friday, but I just want a heads up on what it could be.

    I didnt see any hairloss on momma, but I wasnt able to get too close to her. She wasnt a nice dog [​IMG] Poor thing was probly abused.
     
  6. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] poor Mama! Then I go with ringworm. Good job and your awesome for takin in those babies!!! Can we see their cute little faces [​IMG]
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  7. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks [​IMG]
    I added pics of them to my 1st post
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    That little toe looks infected/swollen...
     
  9. NewHopePoultry

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    The lighting on the toe does make it look infected but its really not.
    Ive been checking their feet and tails to make sure they arent infected, etc.

    (sorry ment to say infected, not swollen)
     
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  10. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AHHHH! OMG they are just adorable!!! Thanks for the pics!
     

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