Could you try switching her food? Purina isn't very high quality, and food can definitely cause dry/patchy skinI'm thinking dry skin since she's flaky. I use the oatmeal/aloe. I'm taking her to the vet soon for her yearlys and have them check her if it hasn't gone away. I won't use Frontline, etc as she in inside 90%. A flea now and then, from the cats or a walk I'll use Adams. She's still eating Puppy Chow and I mix in some One natural. She also eats alittle Petigree.
That's the thing, a lot of bad food brands make their food seem healthy through marketing. Just research any food you might switch her to. I think Taste of the Wild is the best kibble for it's price, from what I have read here.Yeah a friend of mine vacs her chi every 3 years. I'm thinking of that too for Dixie. Just worry she might pick up parvo or distemper from our walks. Wish I could vacs for those only. But I do have to have her checked for heartworms and her 3 year rabies. I will switch the food. I understood the Puppy Chow healthy morsels were suppose to be good.