2 replies [Last post]
Atticus's picture
Offline
Joined: 2012-05-18

Pet Profiles

Ok I've come on here and read a lot on the different ideas on skin issues.  I've tried a lot of things that have been suggested.  I've had skin scrapings done for Atticus and had my vet check his thyroid.  All of which have shown no problems.  In fact he has a very shiny beautiful coat.  Except for his legs (by the elbows) and down close to his paws....the back sides close to the pads.  They are sortof balding.  He chews those areas.  My vet gave me the name of a doggy dermatologist in Tulsa (which is a long drive for me) which I'd be willing to do that, but my husband is in Afghanistan right now and I work so that is difficult.  So I'm just trying to help my boy on my own for now.  ;-). Anyway, I bought some Peace & Kindness spray.  I read that it's great stuff from someone.  I've used half the bottle already.  

Wolfgirl_121's picture
Offline
Joined: 2010-11-08

Pet Profiles

These could be hotspots. I suggest bagbalm. It's made for cow's udders so they don't get irritated and dry. Just apply a small amount to the irritated areas and that can help until you're able to get him to the dermatologist. 

talisin's picture
Offline
Joined: 2011-02-25

my vet was just talking to me about Sampson having those callouses where the elbows are and he suggested that bag balm had something in it that would keep the area moist and could encourage yeast growth so he suggested baby oil just plain old baby oil and make sure to use just enough to get it to be absorbed thoroughly

I have always used bag balm and was very surprised to hear not to use it for these things now if your dog has smooth skin and no bumps yet you could try the bag balm sam has wrinkling elbows so it can get trapped yours doesn't sound like that