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Hello, I am a proud owner of a standard goldendoodle named Colt. He is 6 years old and his a big boy (125) working on losing weight after grandma fattened him up lol. I have a question for everyone. For the past year and half Colt has been getting these sores all over his back and belly. They look like scabs about the size of a penny to a quarter. I have taken him to a vet twice and he puts him on antibiotics which start to clear them up but they come right back. I believe he might be allergic to something, but no idea what. I have talked to the vet about maybe having a allergy, but it would cost a lot to have an allergy test done. I don't have the money right now. It would also be expensive to pay for allergy medicine if that is the case, which I believe it is. Has anyone else had this issue with their dog? Thank you for the help.

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Comment by DonMarie & Picco on April 11, 2017 at 10:36am

My last dog (husky/shep) was a real pig too!  She became overweight when her dogsitter thought she should be bigger so kept overfeeding.  Anyway, the vet suggested broccoli (which she loved) added to food to fill her up faster and it worked.  I've heard green beans works too but I don't find them that filling.  Also I had a friend with a malamute that got yeast infections in her ears from pigs ears.

Comment by Colt Lawson on April 11, 2017 at 9:33am

Thank you guys. I will look into grain free food and will try the honey. Yes he is a big dog he was at 90 pounds and in great shape, but when we moved back home to Indiana from Colorado I moved in with my parents. My mom thought he was to skinny and feed and feed him. The vet is not happy about his weight but we are working on it. Right now he gets two cups of food a day sometimes three. He loves pig ears but only gets them occasionally, he gets nothing else. Unless he wants something he can reach he will eat it. He tries to get his paws on everything (has eaten a whole pizza, loafs of bread, sticks of butter, and more) This doesn't happen very often anymore we have learned tricks on keeping things away from him.

Comment by Laura , Marley and Oliver on April 7, 2017 at 9:58pm
We also feed our boys grainfree dog food and nothing with chicken. Also , we give them a 1 tablespoon of pure unprocessed honey found within a 50 mile radius of where we live. The groomer told us about this once when Marley was getting spots, we tried it and it cleared him up. We have just continued putting a tablespoon on his food at each meal and have never had a problem. It's good for them and they love it. Give it at least a month, and make sure it is pure unprocessed honey obtained within a 50 mile radius of where you live. Ours boys only weigh 70 lbs, so you could give Colt probably 1 1/2 tbsp at each serving. Good luck !
Comment by DonMarie & Picco on April 7, 2017 at 8:04am

Welcome Colt!  He is a big boy!   If it's possibly a food allergy you can work on that yourself.  Picco gets hot spots from eating pigs ears and other junk snacks. 

Get a good quality food (many of us on this site feed grain-free). If you search "food" in blogs you'll see what we feed.  I'd cut out all snacks and stick to just the food and see what happens to start with. Give it some time a week or so and see if it clears up.  If you gave alot of antibiotics you might want to give some probiotics.  I've heard this is a good one. 

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