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Old 10-31-2005, 01:40 PM
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Over the past few days, Angel has been scratching a lot... chest, sides, legs... I am thinking it is just dry skin? No fleas, skin doesn't seem red or irritated in any way that is visible.

She is and has been on RC Chihuahua for awhile now so I don't know that it would be a food allergy unless it just developed out of the blue.

Does anyone have any recommendations of moisturizers or anything at all that might help if it is in fact just dry skin?

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Old 10-31-2005, 02:14 PM
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It could also be a reaction to washing powders...have you washed any blankets/bedding, clothing etc. recently?


I hope that someone can offer assistance.

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Old 10-31-2005, 02:29 PM
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Thanks for the thought. I did wash the blankets yesterday but the itching started before then. I had also given her an oatmeal bath hoping that would help but no luck. Gosh, I hope it isn't time for another vet visit... lately I have been there more often than my own home.
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Rocky was doing that too until i switched his shampoo to an unltra moisturizing and soap/detergent free and that helped maybe try a conditioning rinse that helps dry skin...
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It could be anything really....probably something like his shampoo, so switch it and see if it helps xxx
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could be an allergy (dout its from food it wouldnt occur out of the blue like that usually) or it could be winter itch, theres no real moisture in the air and everyones skin gets dried out human and dog, it might not be visable add a little olive oil or fish oil (vitamin E) to the food it shoulp help sooth winter itch and hotspots. or any kind of itch for that matter untill you can figure out whats causing it.
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Old 10-31-2005, 04:03 PM
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Thanks everyone. I will try a new shampoo as well as the olive/fish oil in the food and see if that helps. When I can, I will also get a humidifier as well and see if that helps any. I know the humidity in here is about 30% so I don't doubt that dry skin is at least a big part of the problem. If I can't provide any relief, I will give the vet a call and see what they have to say.

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Well, it is off to the good ol' doc again. I swear I might as well just have my mail forwarded to their address. I am there more than home anyway.

I called to see what they recommended for dry itchy skin and they said they would prefer to see her first so shall it be. I was going to order this shampoo from 1800PetMeds called Epi-Soothe? But wanted to check with the vet before I spent the $15 on it. Don't want to inadvertantly put something on Angel that might not be right for her. Plus I didn't want to have to wait a few days for it to arrive. Would rather have something now.

So I shall shell out the bucks for another appt. Bad timing financially but I can't have Angel all itchy and uncomfortable either.
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