It could be dry skin. Try giving your chi 1,000 to 1,200 mg. fish body oil (not cod liver oil). Fish oil has Omega 3 fatty acids and will get rid of and prevent dry skin. Cut open 1 capsule and squeeze the fish oil directly into your chi's dog food once a day.
When we first adopted Lina from Kristin, Lina had large scabs on top of and inside near the top of both ears. I changed Lina's dog food to Wellness Core (high protein grainless dry dog), added natural food enzymes with vitamins, and 1,000 mg of fish oil into her dog food once a day. In a few weeks, the scabs fell out and Lina no longer has dry skin. Her fur grew in fuller all over her body and is very soft and glossy. After Lina returned home to her first family, Kristin has continued feeding her Wellness dog food (Wellness Small Breed since they don't sell Wellness Core where she lives) and the ear scabs never returned on Lina.
Bella is chocolate blue tri-color. RIP my precious Lina - we miss you so very much.
Last edited by BellaLina's Mom; 03-01-2010 at 04:17 PM.