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SashasMum
18:23:41 Tue
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I had mentioned in a previous thread (tear stains) that Sasha seemed to have a lot of spots/dry skin under her neck.

Jacquie mentioned that, because of her age(14 months) it may be acne etc. I have treated it a couple of times with an aromatherapy ezcema oil to help with the dryness but I noticed today that she seems to be losing a lot hairs around that area?

Is it because of the dry skin or should I be worrying about something else? The skin does look clean in the areas where the coat is shedding so I wondered if this was just the bodies way of dealing with the dry skin?

Has anyone else had this happen to the babies???!!!

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jacquie
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Hi Karen
Not sure, Iv'e not experianced the area going bald. Do you think it could be an alergie? Thats all I can think of at this time. Perhaps a visit to the vet would clear it up. Could possibly be mites?
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SashasMum
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I thought of mites, but it doesn't seem to irrate her? The skin doesn't look sore or anything, the hair just seems to be shedding more?

Weird huh!
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Could be that it's healed and will grow back in! Yip weird.

  
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Homer lost a lot of hair and had bald patches last summer, I took him to the vet who wanted to do all kinds of tests for hormone inbalance and thyroid tests
i didnt think it was necessary as he wasnt in any pain so i have used before porrage oats on him when he was little as he had a bit of excma so i put some of this on him and he is fine now all hair has now grown back
i think it may just be dry skin and it will grow back

if you want to try it get a old sock and fill with porrage oats put it on a tap with elastic band or hold on run walm water through it and bathe her in it our dab bits on her
smells a bit funky at first but its very good
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SashasMum
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Thanks Dawn!

Have heard of that being used for kids with chickenpox, but not with dogs! I am fast learning though that if there is a natural way to heal a human then its just as good for our babies!!

Interesting what you said about the Vet. I am loathed to take Sasha as it doesn't seem to bother her and I am very aware as to how loads of tests are often "needed to rule things out"!! Sasha was supposed to go back and get her dislocated tail xrayed after a week - needless to say that as she wasn't in pain I didn't bother. In fact she didn't have all the anti imflammatories as they were making her icky! We should rely on our instincts!

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yep i agree we know our babies better than any vets



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Hi Karen

Tash suffers with acne when she would have been due in season even though she has been speyed. At the moment she has a few large spots on her chops and the hair has fallen out but always grows back.

Molly sometimes gets spots but not often and any hair that falls out just grows back once they have dissapeared.

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For baldness contact Hiltonherbs [www.hiltonherbs.co.uk] - they have a ointment called phytobalm which you massage into the area every day and the hair soon grows again. We had tried everything and had all the expensive tests at the vets only to be told it was seasonal and there was nothing that could be done. I had almost given up - this ointment really does work.

As for acne, Canesten rubbed into the area twice a day. You can get it in any chemist.

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SashasMum
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Thank you! :smile:

Since we removed Sasha's collar, the redness in the skin seems to have subsided and it looks like her fur is actually growing back.

She seems ok acne wise, but just seems to have a few spots on her head which appear to be a spot of dry skin.

She doesnt seem to have much hair on the inside of her back legs - is that normal or is she going bald there too??!!!

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Re the inside of her back legs - it seems to happen in some dogs, comes and goes. A good oil like evening primrose oil 1 x 500mg capsule a day should help - will also help the dry skin.:bolt:

  
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Karen, I wouldn't worry about the inside of Sasha's back legs, Polo's are like that and always have been :smile:



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Thanks Linda - I was beginning to worry that we were making her bald with all the rubbing to get the mud off!!

I have started her on Evening Primrose though, seems there are benefits without any harm being done, so why not!

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The kleen face seems to be doing its trick. She never really had a prob with tear staining, but her nose and jowls could look a little grubby. I only use it once a day (if I remember) as she isn't too bad and she actually sits there and lets me put it on - if I open the draw it's stored in, she comes looking for me!

She has been taking 1000mg evening primrose (was all I had in stock) for four days, and already her skin is looking less dry and her neck looks less itchy!

I also think her neck prob may have been down to a feather pillow that I put in her bed - she looked so comfy!! Have taken that out and things seem to be clearing but the primrose is definitely making a difference with her general dryness.

Thanks for all the advice - now I know why I come here!!!

Karen :wave:

  
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Homer is getting his bald patches back on his legs im going to try some of that primrose oil



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Rocky Ive noticed is getting a bit red on his legs & his skin appears to be more sensitive just now but he is only18mths so it could be his age.

yvonne

Joes uses Fusiderm cream which works a treat, we always have a tube.

  
SashasMum
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I have been using the Evening Primrose oil daily now and it is definitely working.

I think the rash was caused by the feather pillow I put in her bed just after Christmas - obviously the feathers either jagged her or she took a reaction to them? Her fur is growing back over it now and she is looking a lot nicer - might even take her out in public again now :wink:

Karen

  
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Must be the only lady that wants hair on her legs. :lol:

  
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Thats great news!

  

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