Who's Had Hives?

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Postby Jazzy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:08 am

What a pretty girl Bailey is; thank you for sharing!!!

That is so sad about Bailey and your daughter :frown:. The separation, while necessary; must also be difficult for both of them - they looked like real snuggle buddies.
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Postby satanscheerleader » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:20 am

Ya... the whole deal sucks all around. :frown: It's the reason we had to quit fostering as well as decide against showing and getting working titles on our new girl. The kids so wanted to junior handle her. Now, if any of the animals show any kind of issue cropping up healthwise, they go into immediate quarentine from her until they are better. It's the only thing I have come up with to keep her safe but still allow animals in her life. She LIVES for animals. Cystic Fibrosis has taken so much from her, I couldn't imagine her not having her animal friends. The way she lights up when interacting with them tells me I am doing the right thing. It's really hard to balance keeping her safe while letting her live a fulfilling life. :dunno:
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Postby Jazzy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:43 am

:hug:

I didn't realize your little girl was fighting such a battle.

I will keep the whole dang family in my thoughts and prayers.
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Postby satanscheerleader » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:44 am

Thank you so much. It means more than you can imagine. :\
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Postby Razors_Diesel » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:17 am

[quote="satanscheerleader"]Thank you so much. It means more than you can imagine. :\[/quote

My prayers to you and your family!!

bailey looks like a completly different dog!!!!!
shes amazing !!

it makes me happy to see a mother love her child in such an awesome way!!
hard to find now a days.. give raven a BIG hug for me and tell her jerry said to keep getting stronger!! :)
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Postby satanscheerleader » Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:26 am

I definitley will and THANK YOU! :)
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Postby RuffMuttK9z » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:06 pm

SonnysMomma wrote:I dont mean to hijack, but I am curious, is the allergies and skin issues common in ABPT's, or is this non-discriminatory to breeds? I didnt realize until I became a member the skin issues that they have and allergies and until I got Sonny, lol!


I am curious about this now, too. I had not noticed Dex itching himself and saw no welts or lesions; however, he is at the vet being neutered today and the vet called to tell me that he has 'serious skin problems' which took me by surprise. She said his groin area is all scaly (err, I scratched his belly just last night and noticed nothing odd), he has lesions on his feet (weird, I just bathed him from head to toe the other day and saw nothing strange at all), and his skin is very red (not last time I looked yesterday). They called me to authorize an antibiotic/steroid injection but I politely refused because I'm skeptical of what the real issue at hand is having not seen the problem myself. I dropped him off last night for his surgery today so if he was allergic to the cleaning solution they use in their kennels, perhaps that's what caused these problems because he certainly didn't have them when I dropped him off. The vet went on to tell me that this is common in 'pits' and that 'He has a lot of white and will just be one of those dogs with nevervening allergy problems.' I'm just not buying in. I've never owned an APBT before Dex but my Rascal is almost all white and her allergy issues are easily manageable without steroid injections. Every Spring/Fall her skin gets red and her belly goes bald. I feed a good, high-quality food and provide a fish oil supplement to keep my dogs' skin healthy. I use Benedryl sparingly if need be. If I think Dex has a serious problem I will definitely take him back for treatment.

After my vet's comments about these symptoms being common in 'pits' it made me wonder whether they really are common just in 'pits' or if they are just common across the board for dogs that eat low-quality food, are vaccinated too often and are pumped full of medicine and steroids every time the vet suggests them.

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Postby FBODGRL » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:32 pm

My opinion...yes skin issues and allergies are quite common in pit bulls.
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Postby KJAX5252 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:18 pm

Brady gets similar hives... they usually manifest after he has been playing outside for a bit.
They dont seem to bother him, and go down after a dose of Bendaryl. The vet said it was just some sort of allergies and I shouldn't be concerned as it is very common in APBT.

Come to think of it, he hasn't had hives since our first hard frost a few weeks ago so maybe it is seasonal?
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Postby RuffMuttK9z » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:32 pm

FBODGRL wrote:My opinion...yes skin issues and allergies are quite common in pit bulls.


Good (err, bad?) to know. Anyone else have experience with APBTs as well as other breeds and find that their APBTs are more prone to skin/allergy problems? I'm not concerned about it being a problem for Dex and I, just curious at this point.
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Postby satanscheerleader » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:44 pm

Well, out of the five pit bulls I have here, three seem to have some sort of allergies or skin reactions. Bailey's allergic to life, Deeohgee so far seems to have issues with certain foods, and Scarling had a bacterial skin infection but I'm not 100% sure of the cause. Tank and Arez are rockin' although when I first got Tank he did have some ear issues but not anymore. He seems to have grown out of them. :dunno:
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Postby falldeepintoxen » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:56 pm

satanscheerleader wrote:Well, out of the five pit bulls I have here, three seem to have some sort of allergies or skin reactions. Bailey's allergic to life, Deeohgee so far seems to have issues with certain foods, and Scarling had a bacterial skin infection but I'm not 100% sure of the cause. Tank and Arez are rockin' although when I first got Tank he did have some ear issues but not anymore. He seems to have grown out of them. :dunno:



Ugh- I'm starting to think Xen is, too. :frown:

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Postby Tia » Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:26 pm

Here is a picture of Mya's hives. She broke out on her stomach, back, thighs and legs. They only lasted about 48 hours but man did they look awful! I still do not know what caused it. From what I can tell from talking to other people, they are very prone to allergies. Benedryl took care of them.

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Postby tia_leigha » Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:19 pm

Well since the weather has gotten cooler, we havent had "bumps" lately.

I have also been using the Relief Shampoo and Leavin COnd. at least once a week.
That seems to also help.
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Postby tia_leigha » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:51 pm

Relief Shampoo once a week is still keeping them away. I also dry between his toes very well after bathing
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