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Well, Skye is allergic to fleas, and apparantly they're immune to Frontline. We've gotten rid of them, but her skin looks bad! She's even lost some hair!! Can anyone recomend some good, soothing shampoo's to help her irritations?

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 Earthbath Tea Tree Oil & Aloe Vera Totally Natural Pet Shampoo is a good one.

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Get some Castile Soap. I like Dr. Bonners. Bar, liquid, dont matter wich kind. It is all natural and you can get one that is scentless. It is very soothing on the skin. Dexter who had reactions to every Dog Shampoo out there is doing great with it. They sell it at most Drugstores and even some Grocery Stores. Just make sure it is really all natural :)

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Awww poor Skye.. You've gotten some grat recommendations here.. We use Tropiclean ( with an oatmeal base as her skin is sensitive as well) on Sofia.. Good luck...

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Thank you sooo much guys!! I'll try them out, and see what works best!!

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Try Hylyt shampoo, you can get it from Amazon.  My vet swears by it and not only does it clean well, it also moisturizes and is safe to use on your pet every day.  Echo has dry skin and this shampoo works wonders, I was skeptical because I always believed you should never bathe your pet more than once every 3 months due to essential oils and minerals washing out of their coats.

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Well, her fur is growing back. The hairloss is the worst around her butt and tail... My poor baby is runnin around with a naked behind! D: The oatmeal shampoo that we had before actually made it worse, so I'm in need of a completely natural shampoo w/o a bunch if smelly stuff... I'm completely at a loss here... I'll try to put a pic in her gallery.

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Well, the pic is up... it's rather sad, been going on for 2 weeks... I'm at a loss here guys.

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Oh my her hair loss looks like my cat's did years ago when she was allergic to all sorts of things. I don't know what helped her cause my hip had broken and I was not living at home but my husband was checking on the critters and she ran away trying to find me :( but she was gone for two weeks, and her hind end hips to tip of tail was bald and when she came back she had gorgeous hair and never had any more trouble. But hers were allergies.....I know that doesn't help much.....I wash my dogs maybe once a year since they are inside and not running around getting dirty. My cats never get bathed unless they have had issues with throwing up or getting stuff on their hair. When I did wash them we used Mane and Tail for it's mildness and they have a conditioner too that worked well. With the pics I would visit a dermatologist for animals Ben sees one so I know they are available and they can figure out what the issue is and give you stuff to help until the hair grows back. So my advice - set an appointment with a dermatologist for dogs. Ben can recommend his but she is in SC.

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Thanks Tal! I've looked into dermetologists in my area and can't find one with good recommendations! They've all received less than stellar reports and apparently enjoy handing out really pricy prescriptions that don't work at all. I'm looking into some holistic vets, but out here, they seem to be getting the same kind of reports... If not worse. :( Thats why I'm asking here about soothing stuff. Now it seems that she may be allergic to oatmeal!! Either that, or her skin is just that sensitive. I'm worried that this might be the Shar-Pei influence.

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Poor baby...Could it be hot spot??

Maybe it's time for a visit to her vet?

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Oh wow I forgot about the sharpei influence yikes could be!!! have you tried a mist of essential oils good and safe for dogs?? I know they hate the smell of frankincense but it's a good antiseptic that is mild on the skin, and of course others but make sure they are safe for dogs. Do not spray around the face obviousy.

There is always the old stand by - Bag Balm - I used that for mine the only one it didn't work on was Ben cause it caused his feet to have pustules due to his pemphigus but other than some outstanding health problem bag balm is soothing and safe if they lick it. Usually comes in a green tin box......

Here is the description from amazon this is the one I have:

Bag Balm® has been the farmer's choice for treating tough chapped skin and minor abrasions since 1899. No one sees more cracked dry skin than a farmer. Safe for both people and pets, Bag Balm® works to soften tough cracked skin while protecting it from further damage. Simply massage into the skin allowing ointment to remain on the surface for full softening effect. The petrolatum lanolin base is similar in texture to petroleum jelly and contains 8-hydroxyquinoline - a natural antiseptic and disinfectant. Easy to apply, Bag Balm® stays put to provide relief and a temporary waterproof barrier. Apply to your pet's paws to soften dry, cracked pads. Also perfect for treating hock sores on horses and other animals with dry skin. Not for use for deep cuts or injuries. For treating dry skin and minor abrasions, there is nothing like the original Bag Balm®. Available in 1 ounce and 10 ounce sizes in the familiar green can. Made in the USA.

  • "BAG BALM" OINTMENT
  • 10 oz.
  • A soothing ointment originally developed specifically for cow udders.
  • Bag Balm has become increasingly popular with veterinarians and pet owners to help in the healing of cuts, scratches, skin irritations and paw abrasions.
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I've got some of that for her pads... I didn't know I could use it on her skin!!! Thank you so much! I hope it works! :D

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Here's hoping, amazing how many times we might have what will work but don't know all the things they can do, glad to help out. Love this stuff.....