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Old 01-03-2013, 08:03 PM
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My poor Gracie has lost 99% of her hair. Vet says that alpecia is common in Blue Chihuahua's and her bloodwork is all good so thyroid problems are ruled out. That's not the problem. Her skin is so dry and itchy. Anyone that has a hairless chihuahua, please tell me what to put on her skin to help with the itching.
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Hi and welcome to CP! I am sorry to hear of Gracie's skin troubles. I love her name, btw. What kind of food does she eat?
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Aww poor little Gracie
My Gucci had some trouble with dry itchy skin when he was younger after I got him from the breeder. I tried cocotherapy treats and rubbed the cocotherapy oil on his skin (I had read reviews on it and everyone said it was pretty good). I also gradually changed his diet from what the breeder was giving him to what I fed Prada and it stopped after a couple of months
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I would try coconut oil. (unless Gracie would lick it off and make herself sore, as most dogs love the taste.) It is completely safe and has all sorts of beneficial properties, including being a natural sunblock. I agree with the above posts about the food, make sure she is on the best diet possible.
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I'm sorry hun! I don't know anything about hair loss, but my corgi has very dry skin. I feed salmon and whitefish formula food and add salmon, or flax seed oil to it and that helps. I have a friend with a hairless/unicorn Chinese crested(so cute!) and I know she takes care of her dogs skin in some way... maybe a Chinese crested web search might yield some info?

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My chi had that problem. Changed to a homemade diet (part raw/part home cooked). Grew back all the hair she lost and now looks great though she is still bald on her underside. But she was balding in huge patches on her top half. good luck!!!
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Just my 2 cents worth,
theres a few things you can give a try, 1 use Horsemans Dream Fung -A- Way treat for several days works wonders on helping the hair grow back quickly and helps clean hair folicals treat skin disorders, 2 get some Avon Skin So Soft and put atlittle in your hands and rub this over the skin into the fur once or twice a week, will help with dry skin and will not harm the dog as long as shes not licking it all the time we use to use skin so soft on alot of the rescue Shar-pies it also works wonders at detering bugs.
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missy was losing hair the same way.we went to a dermatologist . best thing we ever did!our local vet could not heal her though they sure did try! anyway it turned out to be a skin infection,and allergies . I will post 2 pics.before and after .
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