Skin Problems Part One
Hello! I’m Dr. David Roberts from Manchester West Veterinary Hospital here in Ellisville, Missouri and we’re going to talk today about skin problems and it’s going to be a bit of an ordeal going through all of these so we’re going to have a four part series, and you’ll be able to follow up the next three Youtubes once you start watching this.
When we look at a dog or a cat that has skin problems, we call it sorting out skin problems. We really have to sort it out.
What we find is that there are easy things that have permanent solutions such as having a dog with chest mange.
We can treat that. We can fix that.
We have a kitty-cat that has ring worm; we can usually put them on medications like Ketoconazole and we can fix that.
However, we have a lot of long term skin problems which is what we’re really going to be focusing on the next three Youtubes and today.
I have my dog Cruzer who actually has a few of those skin problems.
Can you stand up for me? Cruzer is an eleven year old Bouvier. He’s an itchy boy most of the time and what we have found with him is that he has one problem which is called Hypothyroidism. Low thyroid is an easy fix. When we find that with a patch we put them on an inexpensive medication. This is Cruzer’s prescription and we’re going to go ahead and show you how we give Cruzer’s pills.
What I do is when I make my strawberries in the morning, I give him the strawberry hat.
So what we do is take the pill and poke it inside of there.
Cruzer, do you know what this is? You want this, Cruzer? Sure you do. What we do is we give it to him and he’ll eat it and he’ll take the pill and it’s an easy thing to do.
Low thyroid is something that has to be diagnosed with blood tests. So you have to do a blood test to figure that out. It is also something that is very readily fixable.
But some of the things we’re going to talk about are flees, and their allergies, inhaled allergies, and food allergies.
Those are the things that are actually long term and they are the things that we have to deal with on a daily basis for the dog or the cat’s entire life, so we’ll come back and talk about things we can do such as changing foods.
Food allergies are so important. Shampoos and using the right shampoo and not the wrong shampoo. Flee prevention. Tick prevention.
We’ll be talk about all those things in the next three YouTube videos so stay tuned.
I’m Dr. David Roberts from Manchester West Veterinary Hospital and I’ll be right back!