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wiley80 01-03-2012 10:41 PM

Re: red itchy skin on shih tzu puppy, help?!
 
I'm sorry to say it but i am inclined to agree with the others,i don't think this girl i full shih tzu...i bred shih tzus and none of our puppies looked like that :confused:
As for the vets...well...my vet swears that my dog is full pug but i know both parents and know for a fact that she's not :rolleyes:
Regardless of her breed she's a real cutie and i'm sure your vet will get to the bottom of her skin problems and she will be fine :)

stephaphonic 01-03-2012 10:45 PM

Re: red itchy skin on shih tzu puppy, help?!
 
I don't mind if she's a cross to be honest I just wanted the right dog, maybe my vet can advise on that tomorrow if she is I'd like to know what she's crossed with though lol

wiley80 01-03-2012 10:53 PM

Re: red itchy skin on shih tzu puppy, help?!
 
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Originally Posted by stephaphonic (Post 1061842657)
I don't mind if she's a cross to be honest I just wanted the right dog, maybe my vet can advise on that tomorrow if she is I'd like to know what she's crossed with though lol

She's a beauty regardless :001_wub:
I hope all goes well tomorrow!

stephaphonic 01-03-2012 10:56 PM

Re: red itchy skin on shih tzu puppy, help?!
 
I will post an update to let everyone know. My friend has a shih tzu cross chihuahua and his hair is fine like hers do maybe that's what she is. We may never know.

Angel pedigrees 01-03-2012 11:21 PM

Re: red itchy skin on shih tzu puppy, help?!
 
She is beautiful no matter what :D

Sadly She is not a Shih Tzu and the vets has no idea at all if they say she is, maybe her coat is just like that because shes crossed with a short haired breed ??

I think the breeder needs a good talking too but probably wouldnt do any good.

Royal Canin is usually fine and thats what all my Adults are fed on but i find Eukanuba is much better for them as puppies xx

Jugsmalone 02-03-2012 01:42 PM

Re: red itchy skin on shih tzu puppy, help?!
 
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Originally Posted by stephaphonic (Post 1061842632)
Oh god no, I'm having her neutered not breeding. The lady I inherited her from has had her for 10 days but now has to emigrate due to work. She has called the breeder for me today who has confirmed that she is a full shih tzu her vet records also state her as a full breed. She has also called her vet again and spoken to them as they see her on Monday for her second injection. They have said that apparently its normal and of they thought there was any treatment required they would have recommended this on Monday, I completely disagree with this as I feel there is an underlying skin problem which I'm hoping my vet will sort out tomorrow.

If take her back but she is such a Lovely gentle dog and I think it's about time she got the care she requires as obviously somewhere along the line the previous people have not done what they could, which angers me.

She came with food which is royal canin I have never used this brand of food before and my male is thrivIng and problem free on pedigree puppy food.

I just hope I can get her treated so her coat can grow to what it should be, there is a lot of short new hair growth do this shouldn't take long.

This is a really good sign if her hair is growing back. How did you get on at the vets today?

stephaphonic 02-03-2012 07:03 PM

Re: red itchy skin on shih tzu puppy, help?!
 
Hi sorry just gOt back from the vet. Vet said its dry skin to give her oil and keep an eye on it, should see an improvement in 2 weeks, it could develop into a skin condition but it's common in the breed. Her coat will grow and thicken. He can't tell if she's a full breed or not so I guess time will tell on that, or I ask the breeder for proof that both parents are full shih tzu

Angel pedigrees 02-03-2012 10:47 PM

Re: red itchy skin on shih tzu puppy, help?!
 
Glad you have her all sorted, have to say i disagree with your vet with regards to skin conditions been common in the breed :rolleyes:

I would contact the breeder for sure, dont you have a pedigree for her or anything ??

stephaphonic 02-03-2012 10:55 PM

Re: red itchy skin on shih tzu puppy, help?!
 
3 different vets have said the same thing and google says the breed has dry skin conditions too. She has a very thick new coat coming through where the skin has started to settle down. She isnt kc registered. I got the breeders number and they have said again she's a full shih tzu and if I don't want her I can take her back to them, but I won't do that as she's been passed around as it is and I love her for what she is full breed or cross breed, I won't know what her coat will be like for at least 2-3 months till the skin settles and it can grow fully. Until then she'll have to be my scruffy cutie.

Angel pedigrees 02-03-2012 11:11 PM

Re: red itchy skin on shih tzu puppy, help?!
 
Google said last week i was dying :crazy:

No really im only trying to be honest, i have been in and bred this breed for many years and she is not a Shih Tzu and i have never seen a Shih Tzu like her, i dont go out to upset people i just want them to know the truth, it sounds like you love her to bits and thats all that matters.

Just didnt want you been blinded by vets and a so called Shih Tzu breeder x


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