Labrador Retriever Question

My Lab is 3 yrs old and recently developed a medical problem. On his chin it looks like he has...


My Lab is 3 yrs old and recently developed a medical problem. On his chin it looks like he has boils or has gotten into something that has been infected.I have been given him am antibiotic I have for infection at a low dose and it seems to be getting better. But I had almost lance them to get them to drain.2 problem is his skin. He swims in our pond constanly and has baths 1 a week becaue of a bad musty smell as a result he has developed what looks like mange becaue he scrates all the time and gets almost bald spot. I have tried giving him fish oil and have covered him in Luberderm and used hot spots but can't seem to get this stuff to go away. His skin is verry scaily to the point that he looks to have dandrif Any suggestions

    In Labrador Retriever - Asked by Anonymous - 7/5/2012 8:35:23 AM
I had a Lab several years ago that seemed to have the same symptoms. I had him allergy tested. Once that was done I changed his food to vegetarian. He had allergis to: beef turkey chicken duck rabbit pork cheese dairy dust grass pollen wheat and I'm sure there are more that I can't remember. He had allergy shots on a regular basis and over the counter allergy medication prescribed by my Vet. One of the side affests of his allergies was a con cip smelling oil that emmenated from his body. I bathed him every 3 days with a tar based shampoo. It kept him from scratching large patches of fur from comming out. After treatment and various sample diets, I found the right one. He was my constant companion until he died. Good luck
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/13/2012 12:29:47 PM