We went to the pet clinic on Saturday. We didn’t go to the new clinic as the vet was having a 2 hours lunch break (2pm-4pm). DUH!! I don’t want to wait and postpone this any longer so I brought him to his old vet. The one where Chester had his hematoma surgery done. He still remembers his ‘nightmare’ experience because we had a hard time pulling & carrying him to the surgery table!
The vet diagnosed his condition as Malassezia or yeast infections. Malassezia is not due to food or weather conditions. It’s due to weak immune system. As dogs get older, their immune system will get weaker. Therefore we must provide them vitamins to strengthen their immune system. Right now Chester is on 2 weeks medicine & vitamins.
Medicine & vitamins to be consumed & appllied at the infected areas.
Sebazole wash which according to the vet is better performing than Malaseb for malassezia dermatitis.
Consultation, medicine/vitamins & medicated shampoo = RM85.
You know what? I won’t be going to this vet. Oh no no no. I forgot how they treat terrified dogs. My dear Chester was so terrified that he refused to budge from the clinic door. And what they did was to use the choke collar method to pull him. 🙁
This is one of many yeast infected areas on my poor golden. The armpit.
We’ll see how it goes from here. I’ve bought a big bottle of vitamin for him… to be consumed after he finishes the medicine/vitamins so that I can see the effectiveness.
And this is the common problem for many golden retrievers… ‘fish scales like’ at the elbows.
I forgot to ask the vet what this condition is called but she said we can apply Vaseline to soften it.
So far I haven’t seen any improvements (1 days plus) on his skin.
p/s: Chester is 5 years old going on 6 next month. He should be about 35 years in human age.