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    Question Sharpei Skin Problems

    I need help with my eight month old male sharpei, Nash!!
    His skin health has been fantastic up until the past week. He has a red raw patch of skin under his front leg, he is making it worse by scratching it. Can anyone help me with a way to treat it at home. I've read lavender oil can help, does this work? I've heard about sharpei's potential problems and I want to keep any conditions under control. Any advice would be great. Thanx heaps

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    They can be really prone to them. I think Shar Pei Rescue Victoria has a special feeding regime they use for peis with skin problems with much success.

    Their website is here: Sharpei Rescue

    They are a wealth of knowledge on the breed, they could be a point of contact for info, and can probably point you in the right direction for suitable feeding, or vets that are very familiar with the breed's specific health issues.

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    Couldn't agree more.
    What Amanda does not know about Shar peis can be written on a postage stamp.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Thank you very much Natty, have heard of Sharpei Rescue, will try her for help

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    OK, gotta gloat.
    Have a look at this.
    I picked up Rumple and Stilty from Griffith pound and got them to Wagga to do the rest of their journey.
    I have never met any pei before and they look so rumpled that my imbecilic brain process went into no drive and on the way I called them Rumple and Stiltskin.

    Amanda kept those silly names as it would be catchy for a sun herald piece that was being done on them and the whole rescue situation and over breeding.

    A sight for sore eyes | Herald Sun

    Sight for sore eyes | Herald Sun

    Back to topic, sorry.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    I would not put neat lavendar oil on an open wound - it's powerful stuff. I use a Shannon Lush recipe which is 1 teaspoon lavendar oil, 1/2 cup vinegar and top up 1 litre bottle with water - to clean my toilet.

    I would put aloe vera from direct from the cactus leaf. Or if dog could not reach to lick, honey is good. But aloe tastes horrid - even to a dog so they tend not to lick it more than once. You can also get a purple wound spray from equestrian supplies that helps with healing and keeping flies away.

    I know Heather from Sharpei Rescue (in SA) and she is really good at dealing with the skin problems that the rescues come in with, so I second contacting the rescue group.

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