Dog Health Questions? Ask a Dog Vet for Answers ASAP
Omega 3 fatty acids can help with skin inflammation. Fish oil is a good source of omega-3s. One teaspoon, per 15 pounds of weight, twice a day. You can buy it at the drug store or the health food store. Put it on her food. To be thorough, she should also have a fungal culture to rule out ringworm which is a fungal infection. This is done by having a vet pluck hairs from an affected area and put those hairs on a special fungal growth gel. If she has ringworm, or a fungal infection, she will need topical and oral anti-fungal medications. She should also have a skin scrape, done by the vet, to make sure she does not have demodex mange or sarcoptic mange. This is an easy quick test where the vet scrapes some skin cells, from an affected area, and looks at them under the microscope. If she has mange, he will need anti-parasitic medications.
Hypothyroidism is common in dogs. This means the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone. Dogs will low thyroid levels have chronic skin issues. Your vet can take a blood sample and check her thyroid levels. If her levels are low, then a daily thyroid replacement supplement can be given.I hope this helps.
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