Dog with Itchy, Foul-Smelling, Oozing & Scabbing Skin & Oozing Eye
Our dog has terrible skin with itching, odor, oozing and scabbing and lately his right eye has been oozing greenish mucus and matting the hair around his eye. I believe the two conditions are related.
He has been given benedryl in the past. This has been a problem in the past but will clear up on occasion.
My brother nor I really have the funds for expensive veterinary medicines but I want to do what is best for Harry. I suspect his diet may be a culprit, he likes to eat cooked chicken, a little dry food and cheese.
Vets in the past have said he has allergies but I don't know what they are specifically.
He is a very sweet old dog but hard to cuddle b/c off his offensive odor. He also freaks out and worries over the weather especially thunderstorms.
My question is what can I use to clean his eye and perhaps eye drops? Also, are there any particular dietary supplements or changes that could help?
Here's some additional background: I am dog sitting for my brother who is out of town. The dog is a Cairn Terrier who was a rescue about 12 years ago, so we don't know his age but past Vets estimate he is around 13 or 14. His name is Harry and he is believed to be a purebred.
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