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Help! Duke Has a Bad Skin Problem (pics)
Our foster-turned-adopted doggie Duke has a skin problem that just seems to stay with him. A couple of months ago the vet did a skin scrape and found some yeast and he was put on a short course antibiotic. A few weeks after that cleared we found healing, scabbed-over sores on his leg. Back to the vet and they diagnosed 10 days of antibiotic. That cleared up nicely. Last week at his and Connor's annual physical the vet noticed really thinning hair on his legs and his chest area. The skin underneath is pinkish-purple and doesn't really seem to bother him that much. So the vet tested scraped for mites, which was negative but because of some ear scratch reaction she decided to treat for mites. He was given a topical drug similar to Frontline called Revolution. I put the Revolution on his back last Friday and hoped it would start to clear up his condition, even though he still has 2 treatments to go.
So, last night I was petting Duke and found more sore on his legs and one on his chest. Plus, there seems to be larger/more areas of hair thinning and pinkish-purple skin (see pics below). We have a followup appointment on Thursday and hopefully something will reveal itself as the root of his problem. Allergies, autoimmune, really bad mites?
Do any of the experts here have an educated guess or can give me some ideas of what I can ask at his appointment on Thursday?