Q: 4 Question's?
Okay so Shasta still has hot spots but she needs a bath her fur is growing back but slowly I have two questions for you guys is it okay to use regular Shampoo on Shasta or should I use specail hot spot shampoo? Also how long will it take for Shasta's fur to all grow back she is older about 8 years old and she is an american eskimo? Also one more what is the black skin fungus called that dogs get? I think my dad's parents dog a pomarianian named Ginger has a skin fungus but her hair is growing back now so what is it called? Also when shasta's fur began to grow back some of it is now brown or black but she has always been pure white why is her fur diffrent colors in some spots now?
Feb 16, 2013
Usually the fungus is just referred to as Canine Black Fungus or Canine Fungus as far as I know. It's usually a yeast inection caused by a yeast called malasezzia. Also, a dog's skin will turn black when they have untreated hypothyroid disease so that's always a good thing to have checked out. Either way, they need to be treated. For hot spots it's always better to use a medicated shampoo made for hot spots. That's usually a chlorhexadine shampoo or an iodine -providone shampoo. Always use Panalog or whatever antibiotic cream your vet recommended on the hot spots. When bathing a dog prone to hot spots make sure you dry them completely - all the way down through every layer of fur. Even when heavy-coated dog feels dry on the surface, their undercoat can still be damp, which can cause hot spots. A lot of factors affect hair growth, like hormone levels, age, breed, diet - rate varied from dog to dog. It will probably take a few months for the full length to come back. Brush her regularly and make sure she gets proper nutrition and vitamin supplementation to stimulate proper growth. Can't tell you anything about the change of hair color. I'm sure your vet would be able to answer your question.
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