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We have a 2 year old Chocolate lab (Josie) who has cushings disease. She is on Vetoryl tablets doing and is responding really well , but the vet tells us that her immune system is really low as she keeps picking up other illness's (at the moment she is being treated for ringworm). We have been trying some tablets called "Tasty Vits Canine Coat" but they don't seem to be doing much. Does anyone recommend any tablets that can boost the dogs immune system. Also does ringworm cause the dogs to itch as she constanlty keeps scratching which is causing her bald spots and red sore areas (mainly by her front legs). The scratching is why we took her to the vets for 6 months ago, and although they have diagnosed the cushings they cannot seem to stop her scratching. Has anyone else come across a similar problem??
 

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the vet tells us that her immune system is really low as she keeps picking up other illness's (at the moment she is being treated for ringworm).
Need to avoid areas where younger dogs and puppies have been.

Does anyone recommend any tablets that can boost the dogs immune system.
Do a google on "Boosting canine immune systems" Found a couple of places for information.

http://www.preciouspets.org/newsletters/articles/immune-system.htm

http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/tf.htm

http://neuro.vetmed.ufl.edu/neuro/AltMed/Cancer/Cancer_AltMed.htm

http://www.petmedicinechest.com/canine/discussions/earinfectiontext.asp

http://www.smart-drugs.com/ias-immune-system.htm

Also does ringworm cause the dogs to itch as she constanlty keeps scratching which is causing her bald spots and red sore areas (mainly by her front legs).
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_ringworm.html

Could also be yeast and staph infections. Any hard gray bumps?

they have diagnosed the cushings they cannot seem to stop her scratching. Has anyone else come across a similar problem??
Consult the vet about using something to deaden the areas being scratched like benedryl or other topical.

Do you have any Vetrinary medicine colleges or universities within easy transport range? Here in the 'States the colleges and universities specializing in Vet Med offer clinics available to the public or by referral from a vet. The specialists work with advanced students in these clinics and the dog could be seen by several specialists and receive a great deal of care. Check on the cost and availability in your area.

It is important to keep a daily record of observations: Water intake, physical signs, that sort of thing. Cushings' is a progressive disease. You are playing a game of chess in which you need to identify attacks and block or impede the progress.

HTH

Lab Dad
 

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Hi D7NNY,

I just wanted to say i hope Josie's immune system picks up soon, if i hear of anything which will help i'll remember to let you know ok.

Julie
 
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