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Thanks for describing how he is outside in the little brick house. Maybe something in there is causing his skin allergy? Did it ever have chemicals, building materials, gasoline etc, stored in there (even if those things are not there now)? It's a different physical space than what he would have been in when you boarded him in an actual animal care place. Also as an elderly dog, his immune system may be weakened. This will make him more prone to infections (just like in humans). Thank you also for explaining how much he was soiling/wetting himself - which is a lot and I can understand how difficult this would be with a newborn around.

When was Ty at the vet last and what did the vet has said about Ty's incontinence (since that's really the biggest issue)? Is it due to age? Is he now soiling his bed when he's out in the brick house? Does he still have accidents when he roams into the house when you're home? I'm wondering if the skin infection is from where his own urine or feces have irritated his groin? Is he doing OK in other ways for his age? It's very unusual for healthy dogs to just lay in their bed and soil itů

Sorry I don't have any good advice...

Tys kennel is a brick built heated out house it is next to our kitchen and when we are home the door is left open so he can roam in and out as he pleases. He does however stay in his kennel at night time and if we are out during the day. I am hesitant to bring him back in as we have a newborn and most days when Ty was Ln the house he was soiling both faecal and urinary 2 to 3 times a day even on his own bed he stopped asking to be let out and will just mess himself I am concerned about the germs with our new baby. This being said if it's the best option for Ty then I will try and make the situation work. I am a little curious about his ailment though because in the past when he has gone to kennels when we have been away his skin has been fine.
Boxer Food and Health Issues / Re: Pup Cant Poop
« Last post by Purplelori222 on August 31, 2014, 08:53:52 PM »
fingers crossed for the little guy--what a fighter!
Perhaps an allergy to environment - grass, pollen - so it doesn't matter if his bedding is the same. Also since he's chronically exposed, the antibiotics won't do any good since the infection will keep returning. The rotting smell to me sounds like infection. By "kennel" do you mean one of 6x8 foot chain-link kind or that you put his crate/kennel outside? Is he out in it 24/7 or just sometimes?

Boxers are very social, family oriented dogs who don't do well in outdoor kennels for any length of time. And that's under the best of circumstances. Your dog is elderly with multiple health issues (the incontinence and now this skin condition). My only suggestion is to figure out some way to make it work and bring him back indoors ASAP.
Tyson has always had sore paws but this is a separate issue and seemed to appear after he lost some continence I have been using medicated shampoo and a sort of barrier cream but nothing seems to be working  he is sore on his legs bottom groin thighs and ears also he has gotten a sweet almost rotting smell even after a bath which I think could be linked. he is now also getting similar skin breakdown inside of his ears. these issues came about only a few months ago when he lost continence and had to move to a kennel outside. our vet said he may have sensitive skin which has been effected by an irritant outside but his bedding remains the same  antibiotics haven't really worked for Ty and I am a concerned about the strong rotten smell. has anyone seen anything like this before and does anyone have  any suggestions please? see pictures attached
Introductions / Re: Hello from Simon and Rico
« Last post by sapphiregirl0912 on August 31, 2014, 09:37:54 AM »
Welcome to the forum from Bowling Green KY USA, can't wait to see pictures.
Off Topic Chat / Re: School Project
« Last post by sapphiregirl0912 on August 31, 2014, 09:28:12 AM »
I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who has helped out with this. Catherine just received one from Taiwan, she is so excited. They have until spring break to get all of the postcards in, and she is the only student that has received ones from other countries. So again THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Introductions / Re: Newbie From The UK
« Last post by sapphiregirl0912 on August 31, 2014, 09:03:14 AM »
Hi and welcome from Bowling Green KY USA, he is a very handsome boy.
Boxer Food and Health Issues / Re: Another Tumor on The General
« Last post by sapphiregirl0912 on August 31, 2014, 08:54:37 AM »
So happy to hear that The General is getting better, sending prayers and slobbery kisses your way.
Boxer Dog Gallery / Re: Meet Miss Lillie Catrina Croi (Lillie pure heart)
« Last post by sapphiregirl0912 on August 31, 2014, 08:36:54 AM »
She is so beautiful and I'm happy that he was happy with his present. I'm sure they'll all will get along soon.
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