This isn't just dandruff...

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This isn't just dandruff...

Post by Lisa Clar » Fri, 25 Oct 1996 04:00:00



My husky mix has had a skin condition for years, she is now 6 years old.
 The condition seems to be progressively getting worse.  We have taken
her to three different vets, and they all suggest that its just the time
of year, or mainly her diet.  We change her food after every twenty pound
bag.  We've tried several different shampoos, dog and human.  It seems to
be the worst where her back legs meet her body.  She doesn't have just
flakes, it almost seems like she is scabbing, and the scabs are
surfacing.  Any ideas on what this might be, and possible cures?

Thanks, Lisa.

 
 
 

This isn't just dandruff...

Post by Greg Schneid » Sat, 26 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> My husky mix has had a skin condition for years, she is now 6 years old.
>  The condition seems to be progressively getting worse.  We have taken
> her to three different vets, and they all suggest that its just the time
> of year, or mainly her diet.  We change her food after every twenty pound
> bag.  We've tried several different shampoos, dog and human.  It seems to
> be the worst where her back legs meet her body.  She doesn't have just
> flakes, it almost seems like she is scabbing, and the scabs are
> surfacing.  Any ideas on what this might be, and possible cures?

> Thanks, Lisa.

I don't know if this will help or not.  For approximately 10 years, I had
the case of dandruff that they were saving for Judas.  It was terrible.
I've never know anyone whose dandruff was as bad as mine.  I tried every
over the counter shampoo and treatment that was available and none of them
worked.  Then I heard a report on TV that said that some cases of chronic
dandruff were actually yeast infectons that could be treated with
perscription shampoo.  I tried it and it worked!  I now use it
sporadically to keep it from coming back.  The brand name is Nizoral, the
generic is Ketoconazal (sp?).  Talk to your vet and see what he thinks.
The stuff is expensive ($20 for 4 oz.) but it works for me.  If you no
anyone going to Canada, I know that it is non-perscription up there and
about half the cost.  

Good Luck

Greg Schneider

 
 
 

This isn't just dandruff...

Post by tegas.. » Sat, 09 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Some Arctic breeds, particularly Malamutes and Siberian Huskies, can be
prone to zinc deficiency syndrome which can cause scaling and reddening of
the skin.  You might want to check it out - perhaps a supplement will
help.