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Old 05-15-2004, 02:01 AM
CHinookman CHinookman is offline
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Default Help with skin problem

Hey folks hi:

Got a 50/50 Chihuahua/Terrier with the black coat brown eye brows and the white "Tux" on her chest. She's 3 years old and about 12 lbs.

As she aged she has gotten to rolling on her back and spinning on her hinney.
We've had coritisone shots given to her and she's OK for about 2-3 weeks then she's at it again.

We hate to see her in agony. We've use Dr. Foster/Smith shampoos on her 4 different types and from the Vet. also. Went to the feed store and got her "Exclusive", Lamb and rice. It's got the omega fatty acids and their coats now shine and do not shed as in the past.

The problem is her dry skin and itching!! What to do??? She needs her bath weekly, I'm careful to rinse her off and dry her off completely.

Don't like the idea of cortisone shots every month but she's in pain and we are at wits end!

When I brush her coat I see small white flakes on the brush, she drink lots of water and gets in long walks with me.

Really welcome you seasoned pet owners ideas this is all new to us and very hard watching her suffer. She's my lil kid now that ours are grown and she keeps me company, need her to be peaceful not in discomfort.

If I sound desperate it's 'cause I iz!!!

Thanks for your help.
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