I own a seven month old, 65 pound chocolate Labrador Retriever who
thinks she's a horse. Recently she has developed a skin disorder
characterized by flaking skin, a sort of dandruff. It seems to be
contained to her back, from about the neck to the tail, but it is
especially bad near the rump. We asked our country vet about it, and he
sold us "Humilac" spray. It isn't very effective because her coat is so
thick, I am not sure it gets down to the skin (but we do spray it on
thick and massage it in). I also bought some "Sulfodene" coal tar and
sulfur shampoo at Walmart, but haven't used it yet. The Humilac has not
proved effective as of yet.
We do not bather her very often (maybe once every two weeks) and when we
do we just use baby shampoo, or some other pet formulae. Can anyone
advise what this skin condition is, what causes it, and what a good
remedy is? It doesn't seem to bother her much, nor does it seem to itch
(as far as we can tell). Any help will be greatly appreciated.