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Hair dachaund male about 9 yrs old. has dry patches of skin

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long hair dachaund male about 9 yrs old. has dry patches of skin some like a pink brooze mark under his belly and patches of skin to.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Expert:  brisadog replied 11 months ago.

Based on your description, I am suspicious of a few different possibilities. Toby may have a skin infection, allergy, or hypothyroidism, for example.

Expert:  brisadog replied 11 months ago.

I recommend having him seen by your local vet. I would start with a physical exam, skin scraping (to rule out parasites), skin cytology (to look for a yeast or bacterial infection) and some blood testing to check his thyroid.

Expert:  brisadog replied 11 months ago.

In the meantime, you can also try giving a fish oil supplement to help with general dryness as well as skin and coat condition.

Expert:  brisadog replied 11 months ago.

It is unlikely to be related to his vaccine.

Expert:  brisadog replied 11 months ago.

Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.

Expert:  brisadog replied 11 months ago.
Hi Charlie,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Toby. How is everything going?
Dr. Susan