Dry skin on 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 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 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.
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 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.
2125174 tn?1339238689 s not rubbing his bum on the floor. i think he has a dry skin not yet sure if he got that from his food or shampoo...
1805569 tn?1316138010 It is round, dark red, hard, slightly raised but more flat to his skin, and looks for the most part dry, with a little bit of liquid on the edges. Any idea what this could be? Should I be concerned? I am very attentive to my dog, but this was the first time I noticed it!
Avatar f tn ve opened up and started to bleed, scab over, and bleed again. On top of that his skin is very dry and cracked around the bumps and is slowly losing hair around them. I've tried benedryl but all it does is knock him out so he cant itch. 3 days on benedryl non stop and they have not subsided. Can anyone tell me what's happening to him? I can't take him to the vet because my car is broke right now. Someone help.
Avatar m tn Her fur also lost the shine when she became smelly. Moreover, the skin on her underbelly is getting darker now. The vet said we gave her bath too often but for the last 6 month we've been bathing her once a month but her condition didn't improve.
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 He had a full tail that is now almost bare of hair and you can raise his hair up in many areas on his head and back and find huge bald spots. His bald skin on his neck has turned black. His whole belly is black but no hair loss there. We have him on thyroid meds for 4 or 5 weeks. No change but what hair he has seemed to get softer. Did an ultra sound and found nothing. His skin seems dry. He itches sometimes but really not much. Acts as if he is sensitive when I brush him.
612551 tn?1450022175 s enough for me to be very cautious about it. Not all dogs fed on kibble get kidney failure - and not all dogs fed on kibble become chronically dehydrated - but I think that's because some dogs ONLY have dry kibble as their regular diet and some dogs drink more than others naturally. Whether kibble tubas and a little water is enough, I can't say.
Avatar m tn I don't know a lot about skin conditions in dogs, all I can offer is a little help, which may be no help at all. You could try your dog on a food which has no additives, colourings, preservatives, etc. I presume there are no fleas? Sometimes even if the dog itself has been treated for fleas, they can still hatch out from eggs in the dog's bedding, or even from carpets.
612551 tn?1450022175 He is also very social, gets along well with other dogs and people when we walk him on a leash. He is free ranging on our property and that has not been a problem, we have a country environment with about 3 acres of mowed upper property he can roam and he's not inclined to leave, even if chasing a White Tail Deer, yes he chases deer right up to our property line and then turns around and comes back.
Avatar f tn Can you please help me identify what is on her paw? Its in the inside of her paws on one of the pads. She is a 3 year old black lab/collie mix. Just barely notived it today because of her excessive licking on the area. Its red and lookes like raw meat and its small.... It looks like it it attached to one her pads but can also be a cut. Could it be skin cancer? Or a type of it? I have no clue what to do... If this presists we are gonna take her to the vet in a couple of weeks. Please help me.
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.
Avatar n tn When flea irritation goes on a long time, untreated, it can leave the skin dry, crusted thickened and irritable. It might not be this of course, as there are other conditions that present with skin problems. Does he scratch at this a lot? Has he lost hair in that area? If this IS a flea allergy/irritation, it needs urgent treatment, as what you describe means it has gone on a long time and has caused a lot of damage. I would get the vet's opinion on this and some treatment soon.
1950885 tn?1324544785 t change the itching, then return him to the rice and change the meat content for something like fish, which most dogs love and is easy on the stomach). You can buy frozen fish for dogs at your local pet store, just knife it into suitable sizes and cook for 10mins in the microwave). At some stage, add a supplement of fatty acids to your dog's food, as this also helps relieve allergies and itching. Your local pet store should be able to provide these supplements in capsule form.
Avatar n tn My 8-year old doberman has been developing more skin tags with age. She also has soft fatty tumors. The problem is that she started licking one of the larger skin tags on her side. I don't know if it is because she could reach it, or it was bothering her. The skin tag looks almost like it is turning inside out, or opening at the top. She persists to lick it. Are skin tags common for dobermans, and can they become infected? Thank you.
Avatar f tn Depending on what your dog's skin can handle, bathe him every two to six weeks. You don't want to bathe them every day, or even weekly, because their skin will dry out as well as their coat. If you want your dog's hair to grow out, it is very important to brush him each day. You can find spray-in conditioners for dogs at a pet store or website that sells grooming supplies. Also buy a conditioner for bathing the dog, as that will help eliminate tangles and mats.
Avatar n tn I like the calcium idea it is alot cheaper than having to buy tablets. do you just crush them up into there food? and the turkey loaf sounds good, turkey is low fat aswell, I will probably try that one on my beagle when she is finally off her diet as she is a little overweight to many treats i think!
Avatar f tn Generalized feeling of a burning sensation can be due to dry skin, hyperthyroid states, liver or gall bladder dysfunction, peripheral neuropathies or decreased sweating as in Sjogren’s syndrome. This would need a comprehensive investigation. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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.