3 year old White Poodle


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Old 01-11-17, 09:31 AM
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Unhappy 3 year old White Poodle

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Maybe you can help me. I have a white puddle and recently noticed that his belly is brown the skin and hair. He eats and looks healthy. Vet told that it can be skin fungus, but she is not sure. I planned to attend competition this year, but with this issue... ahhh... Maybe someone faced the same prob with white dogs? Thanks for advice.

P.S. Dog takes bath at least once a week so it is not dirt.
 
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Welcome to the forums.

Just to clarify, you have a white POODLE, right?
 
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Old 01-11-17, 07:28 PM
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Maybe a three year old white poodle ?

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Old 01-12-17, 02:26 AM
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allisonjj,

If your vet is not sure what the problem is, I can only suggest taking the poodle to a groomer and see if they have an idea what the problem is.

My thought is that the dog is laying on or playing on/with something that is discolouring the skin and hair. We had a Samoyed that used to lay on bark we had used for landscaping and he developed dark patches on his belly...just a thought.

Do keep us posted.
 
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Yes, you are right! poodle) typo . Have not thought that groomer can help, will call her today.
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Old 01-13-17, 07:13 AM
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Visited groomer

Hi, guys!
Got a reply from groomer. She says that it the issue can be in nutrition.
She recommended to change dog food and limit fares my family gives him when we are having our meals (quite complicated for us, because he loves begging And as for me I cannot resist these brown eyes...).
And of course, she recommended to take him to another vet. Will call several veterinary clinic not far from here on Monday...
Hope they can help us.
 
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Old 01-13-17, 11:13 AM
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allisonjj,

I am glad that the groomer had some suggestions. Sometimes with skin issues, they can figure them out more quickly, as they often see them more than the vet may.

Definitely do keep us updated as to what the new vet says!
 
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Yeah, food can be a huge issue as a lot of what humans eat is not good for a dog and it's very easy to overdo it with a small dog.
 
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Another Vet Reply

The Vet agreed that we need to change dieting. And see what will happen during next month.

Additionally, we need to change water we are giving to Nick (this is a name of our poodle ) and it should be with low mineral content.

Also he noted that there numerous reasons for hear browning.. luckily, we don't have chewing issues and periodontal disease.
 
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Old 01-17-17, 09:18 AM
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allisonjj,

So glad a different vet figured out what the problem was. Do keep us posted with Nick's progress~
 
 

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