August 11, 2008 at 2:16 pm #82814AnonymousGuest
Great News, now I think you need to change the shampoo to Coal Tar read the following for why ;D
Coal tar has mild antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects, and relieves itching. It is also absorbed into the skin cells and is thought to inhibit DNA replication in these cells. This slows down cell division and stops the cells from multiplying excessively. In turn, this reduces thickening and scaling of the skin.
Plus it smells lovely and clean
Coal tar may also work by breaking down keratin, a protein that forms part of the skin structure. This helps the skin cells shed from the treated area, thus reducing the thickening and scaling.
[quote author=*Nick* link=topic=12148.msg235855#msg235855 date=1218462381]
quick update; we’re definitely winning the battle at the moment, skin is clearing up nicely, just some slight pinkness left and a bit of dead skin flaking off..energy is good, appetite good, stool slightly soft but good, hair starting to grow back
thanks everyone for their well wishes :-*
[/quote]August 11, 2008 at 2:21 pm #82815SweetypyeMember
A caveat, coal tar can be extremely drying for the skin which can aggravate a condition rather than help it; also I am not sure what colour your dog’s coat is but it can also discolour light coats…….August 11, 2008 at 2:21 pm #82816
Thanks Val! Coal tar shampoo? Wonder where I can get that? Sounds like just the thing at this point. I’ll have a look round. Would it be at a pet store or at the drug store?August 11, 2008 at 2:25 pm #82817
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A caveat, coal tar can be extremely drying for the skin which can aggravate a condition rather than help it; also I am not sure what colour your dog’s coat is but it can also discolour light coats…….
thanks sweetypye, I’ll keep an eye out for excessive drying
You don’t know what colour my dogs coat is? ferpetessake woman there’s 200 pictures of her on this site and 3 in this very post! take the beergoggles off ! 😉August 11, 2008 at 2:34 pm #82818AnonymousGuest
It will make her colours stand out a treat have used it on show cockers makes the roans dazzle ;D
Not sure about the make your side but here a good one is made by Vetzyme you want one made for dogs.
I have never had drying or colour change with Coal Tar (think I know a bit about skins/hair/and coats) but it will remove any dandruff type bits on her skin just a couple of baths over a fortnight three weeks
[quote author=*Nick* link=topic=12148.msg235862#msg235862 date=1218464517]
Thanks Val! Coal tar shampoo? Wonder where I can get that? Sounds like just the thing at this point. I’ll have a look round. Would it be at a pet store or at the drug store?
[/quote]August 11, 2008 at 2:35 pm #82819SweetypyeMember
Hilton herbs do a shampoo with Coal tar, Neem and Tea Tree Oil.August 11, 2008 at 2:57 pm #82820MudgieMember
we washed with coal tar when growing up ;D lovely smell ;D nice memories of granAugust 11, 2008 at 3:02 pm #82821AnonymousGuest
I remember, there was also Lifeboy soap that had a lovely clean smell ;D
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we washed with coal tar when growing up ;D lovely smell ;D nice memories of gran
[/quote]August 11, 2008 at 8:04 pm #82822
Ok, got the coaltar shampoo, went for a 3 hour walk then had a bath. I hope it works but right now it doesn’t matter cause she smells deLovely! ;DAugust 11, 2008 at 8:10 pm #82823Foxisle_crazyMember
Yuk,i hate the smell of coal tar soap 😛August 11, 2008 at 8:27 pm #82824SuzAndTheDivaMember
love the smell of it – HOney has coal tar shampoo makes her smell all yummy ;D
Nick am real glad Sadies picking up now :-*
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