Health, show potential, breeding, about anything to do with shar-pei, I can answer.
20 years experience showing and breeding shar-pei, and 40 years experience in other breeds. Worked as a vet technician also.
Veterinary technician, dog groomer, trainer, exhibitor
Produced a shar-pei that became #3 in the country, beginning of 2003.
|Terry||04/10/14||10||10||10||Gave a quick but thorough response, had .....|
|david||07/21/12||10||10||10||Thanks Judi we now feel much better .....|
|Elmer||09/18/10||10||9||10||Thank you very much for your answers .....|
|robin morris||08/20/09||10||10||10||she was great|
Terry, thank you for sticking with this girl even tho she seems to have issues that could have chased some people away from keeping her. Firstly, I don't think this is demodectic mange, but could be allergies
This is more than likely a condition called "mucinosis". Mucin is the substance that fills the wrinkles in the shar-pei and makes them wrinkly. Some shar-pei "over-produce" this, and it causes mucinosis
There are several things this could be. 1. Hypo-thyroidism, which is not uncommon in some breeds, including shar-pei. A blood test for this will give you answers. Even a "low/normal" reading can
Thank you very much for the rating. I enjoy trying to help people with their shar-pei. As long as you have a shar-pei, I'm going to recommend you google "Dr. Jeffrey Vidt". He is one of two leading
Claudia, this does sound like possible food allergies. Sometimes, even hypo-allergenic foods sometimes contain things that irritate shar-pei, even moreso than other breeds. What I am going to recommend