Bad Acne All Over Dog's Body
Acne on My Dog's Body
I have a 5 month old male Thai Ridge Back pedigree with a very bad pimple-like acne rash all over his body except his face.
I live in Thailand and this dog gets the best of care... he eats Royal Canine for his dry food and rice and meat for his wet food. He gets dentine bones for his teeth and is wormed regularly.
He first got the rash which started about 2 months ago on the back of his neck in the area of his injections straight after his vaccinations for rabies and parvo. The rash spread to the rest of his body in 2 - 3 weeks.
He itches and scratches but I think not too much as he seems to be very healthy but for the rash.
I have had him to 2 or 3 local vets already. First they thought it was mange, but they have taken scrapings and don't think it is any one of the 3 types of mange. They have taken blood on 3 occasions to check his immunity level and it was very low with a count in the 40s. They then gave him some type of supplement and the antibiotics but his acne remains quite bad.
The breeder says that these dogs are so inbred that they almost all have very low immune systems, and short haired dogs like mine are very susceptible to skin rashes here in Thailand. I have read the section on your site regarding dog acne
and it may be caused due to anti vaccines so I think that's what may be the problem.
He is currently on a course of antibiotics doxy and pills to lift his blood count. His condition has improved slightly with regular washing with no soap shampoos but I need to know we are on the right track.
The last vet said treat him for a month or so on these pills and try to illuminate the fact its not bacteria. He then wants to send him for an allergy test where they check for 250 types of allergies and the dog has to have a general antistatic.
What has my dog got and how should I treat it?
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