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Old 01-04-2013, 12:57 AM
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I'm new to this site, and new to chi ownership as well.
We got chi like five days ago. He is six months old and six pounds soaking wet
His previous owners said he has winter skin and they've been treating with a medicated shampoo but they didn't want to use it near his eyes. So around his eyes and mouth and nose is bald.
Anything i can do other then wait until spring to come lol?
Has anyone else dealt with this before?
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:31 AM
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Hi there,

Welcome to the forum!
The picture is very small, but to me it looks like possible mange.
Has your dog been treated against parasites?

Also what are you feeding? Beautiful skin and coat comes from within, a
balanced grain free, high protein diet will do wonders for him. Great foods
are Ziwipeak, Orijen and Acana. Also adding a teaspoon of fish oil to your
dog's meal, twice a week, will result in a silky coat and healthy skin.


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I gota agree with LS check into mange and deffinately a better quality grain free food. What medicated shampoo is he being treated with? I would get him to a vet to get a complete health exam and skin scrape done.
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He has an appointment for next week. Soon as we can get him in
The previous owner said his skin was fine until the cold started (We live in the WV mountains so cold is cooooold here lol).
She said he was seen by a vet who told her it was winter skin. I don't know for sure though, just what she says. His coat on his body is fine, looks shiny and healthy. We're looking into switching both dogs to Raw food diet..will that be okay for chi?
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He has an appointment for next week. Soon as we can get him in
The previous owner said his skin was fine until the cold started (We live in the WV mountains so cold is cooooold here lol).
She said he was seen by a vet who told her it was winter skin. I don't know for sure though, just what she says. His coat on his body is fine, looks shiny and healthy. We're looking into switching both dogs to Raw food diet..will that be okay for chi?
I don't have any advise except what has been offered already except to make sure he is on a high quality food. It makes a huge difference. There is a lot of people here that feed their Chis a raw diet. We feed Jaxx ZP which is prepackaged dehydrated raw but that is just because I haven't got the guts yet to try raw but someday.

What part of WV are you from? I grew up in Mineral Wells WV. I haven't been home for close to 3 years and lately I have been homesick for the WV beauty.
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I don't have any advise except what has been offered already except to make sure he is on a high quality food. It makes a huge difference. There is a lot of people here that feed their Chis a raw diet. We feed Jaxx ZP which is prepackaged dehydrated raw but that is just because I haven't got the guts yet to try raw but someday.

What part of WV are you from? I grew up in Mineral Wells WV. I haven't been home for close to 3 years and lately I have been homesick for the WV beauty.
We live in a tiny town called Belle. it is about 20 minutes outside of Charleston.
I married into WV so i am not sure where Mineral Wells is located actually.
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We live in a tiny town called Belle. it is about 20 minutes outside of Charleston.
I married into WV so i am not sure where Mineral Wells is located actually.
It is about 45 minutes north of Charleston on I-77. It is a small town outside of Parkersburg, WV very close to the Ohio border.
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It is about 45 minutes north of Charleston on I-77. It is a small town outside of Parkersburg, WV very close to the Ohio border.
cool. I like WV but i miss my TN home a lot.
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