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WisePati wrote at 2012-12-24 00:37:06
Continued steroid therapy can be harmful, but it is good on a short term basis.

I would check for an autoimmune problem as well as a problem with yeast.  I have found that letting our AHT go without clothes in the summer helps as well as making sure the air isn't too dry.  Have the thyroid function tested as well.


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Dr. Louis N. Gotthelf

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Dermatology and ear diseases of dogs and cats

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I am the author of "Small Animal Ear Diseases; An Illustrated Guide" published by W.B. Saunders. I have over 25 years of clinical experience with a special interest in dermatologic conditions and ear diseases.

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