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Westie dry skin patch

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by MrMrMr, Sep 6, 2013.


  1. MrMrMr

    MrMrMr PetForums Junior

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    We have a Westie, 2 years old. She's in good condition. However I've noticed a dry skin patch on her back about 1/2" diameter. We've never had Westie before, but understand and have heard that they do suffer from dry skin condtions.

    What should we do? What treatment? Is it a vet appointment or should we try some over the counter treatment 1st from pets at home for example? Any recommendations on treatment?

    Cheers
     
  2. SixStar

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    Hi - what do you feed her? :)
     
  3. MrMrMr

    MrMrMr PetForums Junior

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    Wainwrights wet trays and biscuits
     
  4. danielled

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    Westies are prone to skin issues. I've been lucky with my westie only ever had one problem with his skin, we used antibiotic cream it cleared it up.
     
  5. MrMrMr

    MrMrMr PetForums Junior

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    From a vets or over the counter like pets at home?
     
  6. Donut76

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    HI my dog isnt a westie BUT she had a dry patch on her face (may have been from whatever happened to break her leg as well) that was quite flaky & raised

    We used Hydrocortisone for 3days then sudocreme for a week then hydrocortisone then sudocreme (get the idea) took about 6-8 weeks but a few days we did keep forgetting to use it lol so i would try that first so long as it isnt actually split & bleeding
     
  7. MrMrMr

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    Was at Pets at home and bought some ExmaRid ointment for dry skin. Anyone use it before? Says its for dry skin and to rub on.

    There was also some ExmaRid stuff that you put in their food, didnt buy but maybe something to look at?

    Thanks
     
  8. SixStar

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    I would take her to the vets rather than attempting to use any of the over the counter remedies - they are useless unless you know exactly what you are dealing with. Adding some supplement oils into her diet is a good idea - salmon and coconut oils are good for skin health - but it should be done as well as a visit to the vets, not instead of.

    Good luck, let us know how she gets on.
     
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