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Hi guys

My names Kate and this is my first post!
We brought our little lady a week ago. Her name is Pixie, she is a smooth coat Chihuahua and is 9 weeks old.
She went for her first trip to the vets a few days ago and had her first jabs. I asked them to look at some dry skin she has on the lower part of her back. When you move her fur it’s dry and flakey. She isn’t itching like it’s bothering her and vet said it wasn’t bacterial or in need of treatment but I just wondered if anyone had any tips on how to clear it up for her?
The vet also mentioned about her ‘soft spot’. I wasn’t aware that this was a thing with apple head chihuahua’s. She said Pixie’s was a little bigger than normal and they would keep an eye on it. It did worry me a little so any reassurance about this would be fabulous.
This is my first chihuahua and I am totally in love. She’s an absolute delight. Eats well sleeps well at night and is doing really well with her toilet training!
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Kate x

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She's adorable! I have no experience with moleras (the soft spot), but as to the dry skin - you want to make sure that she is getting enough fluids and fats in her diet. I would feed a good quality wet food (whether canned, rehydrated, or homemade is up to you) at least once a day.
 

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Soft spots are extremely common in Chihuahuas. It may close up as she gets older, or it may not. Just be very careful with her head. She should be fine.

Cuddles had one as a puppy, and she's a deer head.
 

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She is adorable, you can also try oatmeal shampoo and conditioner let both sit when you put it on her for the dandruff. My chihuahuas had soft spot also and they closed, as already mentioned just be careful.


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