Treatment for Elephant Skin
Treatment for Elephant Skin
Sebolux has a wonderful soap for treating elephant skin.
If your Shar-pei has severe skin problems.
It is not, as it is desribed on the bottle you should do,try this way instead. I had help from the Danish vetschool and this is the way I learned to use the soap. Monday and Thursday (f.eks) for four weeks. Wash and let the soap stay on the pei for 15 minuts,then rinse with pure water, then wash AGAIN with soap and let the soap stay on for 15 minuts, then rinse with pure water and enjoy the sweet smell of tar.
This is Monday,repeat it all Thursday. Do this for four weeks and your Shar-pei is completely free from thick black elephant skin.
Anne Lise Juncker
Phone 0045 4818 7739 email
Shar-pei Lille before treatment Shar-pei Lille after treatment
2009-10-9 Follow Buster and FiFi being treated with Sebolux on this tread.
The story of Miss Mouse is belove her pictures.
Mouse was a breeders dog who fell on hard times in California..lost everything, her kennels, all her dogs, house..everything..and hence, mouse paid the price. She didn't receive medical care, and progressed to how you see her in the before pictures
We decided we wanted to help her, So we had Mouse flown to Montreal from California
Prior to arrival she needed to be seen by a vet, in order to get her health certificate.
She was put on Ketoconazole (an anti-fungal medication) & antibiotics for 3 weeks to help with the secondary bacterial infections, and the yeast problems,,she was in very bad shape, and medication in the beginning was necessary to get her situation under control
When she arrived and I opened her crate the smell was horrendous...nothing prepared me for that. Poor gal was itching all the time..she was miserable...she was all pufy and swollen...she needed alot of help to start feeling better
First order of business a good bath
I used the Malaseb Shampoo in the beginning, but it was very expensive 22.00+ a bottle , and then I got the "be super clean" from 1-800 pet meds. It was only 9.99 (for a much bigger bottle), plus it has a nice cucumber melon scent..it did just as good a job as the more expensive shampoo
I washed Mouse daily the first 2 weeks, then every second day for another 2 weeks, then every third, for the next 2 weeks, then 1 time a week for the next 2 weeks, then every 2 weeks there after.
I used a loofa to really scrub her well and stimulate the skin and build up a nice big lather..she loved her baths. They gave her so much relief from the itching
Mouse also had food allergies. They Had her on her on a hypo allergic diet prior to arrival, but even that didn't help her... depending on what she ate, she would break out in hot spots or be very itchy....So in my books raw was the only way for her . She loved the new food, and it's was so so easy to feed her healthy nutritious meals
It took about about 3 months to see a BIG improvement, but after 5 months she looks pretty much all better
Basically it was all shampoo and diet that made the difference...not to mention alot of dedication to the bathing ritual
Loot what a beautiful girl she turned out to be....not that she wasn't beautiful before...she just needed a little "makeover"...
Mouse was not adopted out, she remains with me as my loyal little companion. After spending so much time and energy on getting her healthy, I couldn't possibly let her go
BELOVE IS BUSTER`S STORY Written By Emma Hanby (UK)
Elephant Skin is a hide like thickening of the skin on a Shar Pei caused by Yeast Overgrowth. It is a horrible condition for a dog, as well as being unsightly, it also causes the dog to scratch at it.
Buster's was particularly horrible, it was thick, green and crusty. I had been treating it with a Malaseb bath and vaseline/coconut oil. This did nothing.
When I spoke to a lady called Anne Lise on a Shar Pei internet forum, it really was to change everything and for the better. Because not only did I meet someone with many years of Shar Pei experience, I made a friend and comrade.
It's a bit like one of those sales pitches on early morning cable TV- where the product offers anything and everything you've ever wanted all for the low low price of £19.99 plus P&P. I had been grappling with just being thankful that after the barrage of treatment and all the highs and lows he'd had in the short time I had him that I should just be happy Buster was still alive. The Elephant Skin was a source of annoyance for him and he constantly scratched his neck, so even if it sort of worked, any results would be better than what it was previously. It was more that if the shampoo actually worked that the skin would no longer be tough and green, which is what I wanted for him.
Anne Lise posted me the Sebolux Shampoo and for 3 times a week for 1 month I shampooed Busters neck and afterwards dried the neck thoroughly and soaked the area in coconut oil. I didnt notice anything straight away, but after the second week I noticed the skin softening! And as I applied the coconut oil daily I noticed the skin becoming even more soft and supple. Today (13/01/2010) the skin is beautifully soft and there is no Elephant Skin, and sporadic hair growth graces the neck where the horrible crusty leather skin resided. For many months I havent needed to put coconut oil on the skin every day, now I put the coconut oil on maybe once or twice a month, if it is windy or there is dry air I need to do it, but I am amazed at the result, i'm sure if Buster could talk he would say the same!