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Is he doing okay on the new food? No diarrhea? if so, you could add just a tiny bit of coconut oil to his food, like a 1/4 tsp, twice a day, and see how he does.

It's going to take some time for all those flea bites to heal up and healing is itchy, as well. He's so lucky to have ended up with you!

P.S. Don't look too hard...he's clearly in a better home!
Seems to be doing fine. He hasn't eaten much of it.. Kinda picking at it, throwing some to the side, etc. Hopefully he will start eating more of it soon. I am going to add in CO tonight to his dinner.

I'm not looking too vet hard. I have plastered everywhere with ads of a found Doberman. However, I'm thinking no one will come forward for him. I'm betting they didn't want to deal with the skin problems or the tumor. He looks SO much better already than when we first found him.
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He is beautiful, and I have a feeling now your new baby!


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What a sweetheart! As far as the fatty tumor goes, maybe a 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric mixed in with each meal might shrink it.

Also, you could mix up a solution of 1/2 distilled water & 1/2 organic apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle. Get him completely soaked with this, and let him air dry. This'll help the itching. Do be careful with this solution if he has any oozing or open sores; wait til any sores are healed before using it.

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What a sweetheart! As far as the fatty tumor goes, maybe a 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric mixed in with each meal might shrink it.

Also, you could mix up a solution of 1/2 distilled water & 1/2 organic apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle. Get him completely soaked with this, and let him air dry. This'll help the itching. Do be careful with this solution if he has any oozing or open sores; wait til any sores are healed before using it.
Thank you, I will try both of those! He did have open sores, but they have now closed up and scabbed. Funny what a little TLC will do for a pup.

He has very quickly stolen our hearts. I never realized I could fall for another dog, but this guy is a special gentle giant.
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We have started calling him Titan.
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Thank you, I will try both of those! He did have open sores, but they have now closed up and scabbed. Funny what a little TLC will do for a pup.

He has very quickly stolen our hearts. I never realized I could fall for another dog, but this guy is a special gentle giant.
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Bless you for taking him in. I had one for 14 years. Shiloh was a sweetheart, so gentle and yet very protective. If she saw a small child she'd automatically sit and just dance on her front feet in excitement. She also developed the fatty tumors. The last one the vet said to just leave as it was more dangerous to put her under at her age than to just leave it alone.
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Well. We had a great vet visit on Friday.

He DOES have a chip, but the information is not correct. However, we found out his name is Diesel.

He is Heartworm Negative, The hair loss is from allergies, as his skin scrape came back negative, and the tumor is fatty. *Let's out huge sigh of relief*

He does have hook worms though. They got him up to date on all his shots, gave him a shot of something for the itching that should last 6 weeks, gave him a steroid and antibiotic, and wormed him.

He seems to be so much happier now, and he even started playing with the pups. He wasn't playing at all before, just laying around. He is a huge bed hog. He growled at a fly buzzing around the door and his little nub was smooshed to his booty. I almost fell over laughing.

I am trying to post more pictures, but my computer is being super slow. Urgh
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It sounds like he is healthy except for the hookworms that should disappear with the worm medicine. I'm glad the skin issues are just allergies and he is heartworm negative!! Also great news about the fatty tumor. I'm glad to hear he is starting to play. Maybe he was just laying around because he wasn't feeling the best. Once he returns to good health you will see his personality come out! Are you going to keep his Diesel name or change it to Titan? I think he looks more like a Titan. It's sort of too bad his chip info was wrong but I think he's in a better place now. From that picture it looks like he fits right in with your crew!

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