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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I do have a couple more questions, though, to see if I can better assess your situation.
Does she scratch often?
Are the scabs red and irritated?
Are you able to take a picture of one of the scabs and post it to your next message?
Thanks. A picture may help greatly.
Thanks for the information. There are a couple things to consider here. It may be an issue with her oil glands or thyroid levels. My concern is that it may be a skin infection you are seeing. Either way, the scabs are developing because of a medical issue. You can try bathing her in an anti-seborrheic shampoo and putting her on fish oils, but I would highly recommend having your vet check this out to see if it may be an infection, skin mites (most likely Demodex, which is a normal inhabitant of the skin and not contagious but expresses with immune system dysfunction), a thyroid problem or an oil gland problem. It sounds more than just a simple fix with a shampoo or supplement. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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