Skin condition in King Charles Cavalier Spaniel
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I was purchasing a cavalier from an owner and she noticed a rash on the dog after she shaved him. So she took him to the vet and said he had an allergic reaction. She gave him a hypoallergenic bath and said that it helped and looked a lot better.
After a few days his hair started to fall out although most of the redness and scabs are gone he is still itching. He is 4 years old. He has another vet visit tomorrow but i'm sure they won't find what it is.
I'm wondering why the owner shaved a Spaniel in the first place? Were there signs of the rash, skin condition that caused the shaving, or was it the other way around?
If you are considering buying this dog I would suggest that you have your own vet take a look at him and evaluate the skin condition so that you know exactly what you're going to be dealing with.
Now, it could be an allergic reaction to something, dog allergies are fairly common. But it could also be something entirely different, perhaps Mange etc.
Most skin conditions are very treatable, but you need to be sure what's causing the problem so that you can get the right treatment. If you've not bought this dog yet, don't rely on the present owner to find out what is wrong, or take their word for it. Have your own vet do an independent evaluation.
Best of luck, hope you find out what's going on and that this dog gets a great home.