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My 12 year old dog has recently developed very dry skin on…

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Hello, my 12 year...

Hello, my 12 year old dog has recently developed very dry skin on her sides and back. The hair also seems to be coming out with the flaking.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?

I've tried dry skin shampoos, conditioners and oils in her food with no relief

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Lexi

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lexi?

She has a soft tissue sarcoma 6 years ago on her leg and nothing has returned after radiation. Other than the sever dry skin she is in great health

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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I apologize for the delay in someone getting to your question. I am just coming online and saw it had not been answered.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Were you using fish oils for longer than 1 month?

Has she had her thyroid levels checked?

Can you send me a picture of her skin so i can see what it looks like?

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