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Sorry to hear that Ricky is having some weird skin issue. Can I get a little more information? Is he scratching or licking at these areas or do they not seem to bother him at all? How long have they been there? Did they start small and get bigger? Are they still getting larger?
Is the S/O a new diet or has he been eating it for awhile? Does he have urinary issues?
Are you able to attach a picture so I can get a better look at his skin? What shampoo have you been using and how often do you bathe him? How long has he been taking the Therios?
I'm having work done on my house which has made it not livable, so i've been staying at my parents house for the last six months which is when they sores started to appear. My parents live in the country surrounded by fields with cows and sheep. I live in the countryside too but with no cows etc near by. So i'm wondering if its an enviroment problem.
They start off small, like a pimple. Then they get as big as 10p piece. They then dry up and scab over, then fall off. They do bother him I think. As he can be sat still chilling and then he'll suddenly scurry away, so i think they might sting or itch every now and then.
When I went to my vet they asked for a water sample too. Which they found out he has crystals in his wee. So that's what the food is for.
He's had one course of antibiotics and used one bottle of the shampoo, of which I was told to bath him 3 times a week.
I've attached a couple of photo's, hope they are good enough to give you a clue.
Hi, thanks for your reply.
After our first visit to the vet. They gave me the tablets (Therios) enough for a two week course and a bottle of the shampoo (Malaseb). And that was about 2 months ago. He took the course of tablets whilst bathing twice a week with the special shampoo. Everything did clear up for about two weeks, in which time the shampoo ran out and we thought he was now ok. Then it was last friday he all of sudden got the sores again. So I went to my local vet this morning and we got another 2 weeks worth of the Therios and another bottle of the shampoo Malaseb
His hair doesn't feel greasy. He's been eating the same food (Wainrights buisciut with Butchers meat) for about 3 yrs now and I haven't changed it, until now with this special food. I very strict on not giving him any human food. Hopefully I will be moving back home in the next month and hopefully it will dissappear. It's just I don't understand why now after 4 yrs has he suddenlly started with these sores, as we walk all over all kinds of terrain normally.
He's had his first tablet with his tea and he's just had a bath, so we'll see how we go. Like you say, I will keep up with the baths after the tablets are gone. And hopefully get him back to normal.
I'll have to hurry my builder up and get back home, .
Thankyou for all your help and advice, its greatly appreciated. You've helped me understand and educated my concerns.