Dry skin in dogs

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Avatar n tn What can I get for really extra dry skin? I've recently had some liver problems that caused me to itch really bad. Now it want stop itching.
Avatar f tn our new pup minnie has REALLY dry skin and is always scratching. she's a german shepherd/husky mix...since we just got her 2 days ago we haven't bought any doggy shampoo yet. i was wondering if anyone knew of any good shampoos for dry doggy skin that could help relieve her so the poor dear isn't always itchy.
Avatar n tn Could be dry skin or mites, like ear mites in your dogs ears. Cats get these mites too. Check the dogs ears and if not, maybe could be simple case of dry skin or possible allergy. Check with your vet of course.
Avatar f tn It could also be a fungal infection, which is more common in dogs with floppy ears. The ear fold keeps in more moisture than in pointed-eared dogs. It would be a good idea to have your vet take a look so you're not blindly throwing things at the problem that may not work, or may make the situation worse. It's also a good idea to occasionally check for, and remove, any ear wax that is visible. We swab ears with a Q-tip about once a month.
Avatar m tn Changes in skin odor and increases in skin pigmentation can be signs of a hormonal disorder such as hypothyroidism, common in older dogs, and I recommend that you talk to your veterinarian about performing labwork to investigate hormonal disease.
Avatar f tn Blisters form more easily on moist skin than on dry or soaked skin, and are more common in warm conditions. Sometimes, the skin can blister when it comes into contact with a cosmetic, detergent, solvent or other chemical; this is known as contact dermatitis. Blisters can also develop as a result of an allergic reaction to an insect bite or sting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blister Most blisters heal naturally and do not require medical attention.
Avatar f tn Yes, you CAN turn this around......Her Iams food was not much better, but the Blue is Excellent! If she tolerates it well, then continue to use it.....I personally would try the Blue Wilderness blend instead because it is grain free..... She MUST get some moisture in her diet! Blue CANNED foods are excellent and she needs to eat canned at least 1 meal a day....Both meals would be better for awhile....All dogs need added moisture in their diets & especially skin disease dogs!
Avatar n tn Also, washing too frequently can cause dry skin problems. The best dog shampoos are usually those specifically designed for puppies, which tend to be free of perfumes (which can cause irritation and can dry the skin) and are usually slightly milder in nature. As a male dog, he will always have an odour (I've had several male dogs in my lifetime and they have always smelled more than the female dogs I have kept).
Avatar n tn I try to put lotion on to help with dry skin and we use a water softener. I do not shower in real hot water so that can be ruled out as well. We have 2 cats and 2 dogs that live in the house, but my cats never made me itch in my previous home, and the dogs no longer sleep on the bed. However, I seem to itch only while I am in bed. We now use a hypo allergic detergent hoping that would help, but I still sometimes itch while trying to sleep.
1950885 tn?1324544785 It is possible the dog has dry skin and could use some lotion for pets to give him some relief. Sometimes it can be allergy too, then you can buy some spray benedryl that worked pretty good for my dog. Since you never mention fleas or ear mites, I would think your dog has dry skin, like people get during the winter months.
Avatar n tn A family member stated that she thought it may just be dry skin, because the air seems dry in our house, and suggested a humidifier. Was wondering if anyone had any advice?
Avatar n tn it starts off as dry bumpy skin, so when we took him to the vet the scrapped and shaved his skin to clean it off but now he scratches it so his rash is now worse it's red flesh and bleeds.....we try to stop him from scratching but it's hard to be on him all day about it......so now we are using this antiseptic shampoo that's supposed to disinfect the skin and make it dry out. His med list is the following: Levothyroxine 0.
Avatar f tn com/products/dogs/dry_food/sierra_mountain_canine_formula/ How long does it take for a dog food to completely be in a dogs system? or i guess how long will it take for the food with grain in it to get out of his system. The hot spot spray is suppose to dry them out? Its really oily & says on the bottle for itchy dry skin... He seems to be doing a little better with it too.
Avatar n tn Dogs have just as much personality as humans, some kids hate broccoli, some dogs hate dry food, try experimenting with different kinds or mix it with wet food and warm water, and if he still won't eat it, just plan his diet so he gets his vital nutrition without dry food.
Avatar m tn My dog seems to be recently to itch alot. I have checked his skin and in some places it seems to be flaky and dry. I heard that it would be good to use "skin so soft" in the bath water or to just spray it on the dog. Is this a good spray to use? Or does anyone know of something else that works really well?
Avatar f tn Welcome to the Dogs Community! :-) The cheesy white drainage makes me think it's follicular cysts. Basically, the hair follicles get clogged and the tiny sebaceous glands underneath can't drain properly which results in a pimple or cyst. Think of it along the lines of humans with certain kinds of acne. Like humans, some dogs just produce more oil in their skin, and there's not much to be done for it.
Avatar n tn Recently he began to loose some of his hair and a strong order comes out of him. He also is starting to develop black skin and is very dry. my dog is a chihuahua mix.
764001 tn?1234560037 I only remove any dirt (usually on her legs and belly) with warm-ish plain water, then dry her afterwards. Her skin is in good condition generally (though she did get a bit of dandruff during her pre-season shedding session, which has finished now, and her skin is healthy and fine again) I bathe her with a safe insecticidal shampoo I got from the vet, only occasionally during the summer, when she goes in long grass, and can pick up nibbling insects. Most of the time she gets washed by the rain.
Avatar n tn Has he been scratching frequently? Allergies can cause dry spots on a dogs skin, hot spots is there common termonology, and it is allergy season. My pooch would get them along with other itchy and swollen symptoms. Now he gets zyrtec everyday and the spots and other symptoms have all but disappeared. Check the skin in his ears, and around his belly. If you notice red blotches, I would suspect allergies. Consult a reputable vet to be sure. Good luck.
2188958 tn?1346444891 Also please stop using dawn it takes all the good oils out of thier skin leaving it dry and more prone to fleas and dry flaky skin use a simple cheap baby shampoo it works wonders my vet actually told me this when all my cats had fleas and I was using dawn ... Also this may sound nuts but buy some salt sprinkle it in your carpet and the sharp edges cut the fleas and kill them...
Avatar f tn Welcome....How old is your lab? This doesn't look anything like normal dry skin to me.....In your photo, where is this patch & how large is it? There seems to be thinning hair all around this lesion.....Is this the tummy or the rear? What are you feeding??? What food did you try? Can you get another photo from further back? I personally think this looks serious and needs to be addressed by his Vet. Let us know....
18840190 tn?1468675333 My 7 yr old ShiPoo has sm oily pimples,with ringworm like dry skin,vet did labs,skin scrapings..all neg. Rx for antifungal didnot wk. Antibactricals did not wk. Creams or shampoos or diet chgs have not worked. Greatfull for any suggestions ..TX YOU..