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Post by Girly on Thu Sep 13 2012, 10:29

hi all - Jellybean chews a patch of skin on her hind quarter, not so much that it bleeds or is raw, just leaves bare skin. It's about 2 inches in diameter now, as we thought maybe something bit her a while back and she would eventually stop. She still hasn't and now she has a little 5 p size patch on her side and one on her front paw.

What on earth could be causing her to bite and what creams are good to stop her and help it heal? Arnica? Tea Tree Oil? Thanks!
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Post by Guest on Thu Sep 13 2012, 10:37

There could be several causes, tbh. Any chance you could put on a photo of it?

It could be an allergic reaction to a bite or sting, it could be a food related allergy, it could be mites or it could be colour dilution alopecia.

Have you tried giving her half an anti-histamine tablet twice a day?

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Post by Girly on Thu Sep 13 2012, 10:52

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hope this works...
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Post by Girly on Thu Sep 13 2012, 10:54

see that patch on her leg? and you can actually sort of see the one on her paw as well.


We haven't tried anything yet really, because we thought it would go away. But now it seems it's spreading. I never saw her chewing at it until a day or so ago. But it's like she's just trying to itch herself, not tear off skin or anything.

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Post by Guest on Thu Sep 13 2012, 11:12

Is her skin dry and/or flaky? If so, it could just be a reaction to it, making her skin sensitive. You could try giving her some salmon oil with her food & a couple of teaspoons daily) for a couple of weeks to see if it helps. If it doesn't help, or it continues to get worse I'd ask the vet to do a skin scrape for mites.

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Post by Girly on Thu Sep 13 2012, 11:18

her skin doesn't seem dry or flaky, but she only really eats dry food but gets plenty of water. i was thinking getting her some oils into her might be a good idea, so will give that a try. she just might be dry and itchy.

the training guy we went to last week said to put tea tree oil on it to get her to stop chewing, but that won't solve the problem i think.


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Post by Guest on Thu Sep 13 2012, 17:03

Vet recommended Sudocrem when Lily had a bald bit.

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Post by Girly on Mon Sep 17 2012, 11:00

thank you!!
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Post by janey on Mon Sep 17 2012, 11:10



Moo had very dry skin not so long back, and I don't know if it is that but I added sardines into her food, she is fed a fish4dogs anyway but the added fish helped a treat. Hope you get it sorted Smile
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Post by Girly on Wed Sep 19 2012, 10:23

I picked up some salmon oil and have started adding that. The sardines is a good idea, I'll try that! Probably much less expensive than salmon oil all the time. I've read olive oil is OK too.

I might start her on fish 4 dogs next bag of food I get for her.
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