Dachshund Questions

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Dachshund Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 6/19/2006
I have a 7 year old daschund who has severe skin dicoloration, hair loss and extreme itching. I had one diagnsis as acanthosis nigricans yet was told there is really nothing to do to help relieve the symptoms. They suggested allergy testing but that could run in the $$thousands$$ I was wondering if there is a cream or other treatment I could try to help relieve her obvious discomfort...Jen

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6/20/06 Jen, I have a dachshund with acanthosis nigricans. She was itching a lot too. The first thing we did was to treat the secondary condition causing the itching with antibiotics. After this cleared up we started giving her 200iu of Vitamin E twice a day. This has worked really well and is very cheap. I also give her NuVet vitamins which I believe has started helping grow back her hair and return her skin to a more normal color. Good Luck Paula
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