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    Hi everyone! I haven't been on here for a while. Everything has been going great with Molly. Ever since we have had her she has bitten herself, not all the time but generally on her back end or legs. I notices she is getting little scabs and she has a little thinning patch on her leg. I am not sure if this is due to anxiety or a skin problem. She has a bit of separation anxiety only once we first leave and then she settles down and plays out. She has a massive back yard to run around in and goes for walks everyday, I thought maybe she was bored. She has a bath every month or so and I use Fidos Emu Oil shampoo. Do you think she has a skin irritation or is it from something else? In every other sense she is thriving. She Is weighing 25 kilos at 7 months, has a beautiful coat and nature and her stools are normal etc.

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    Mojo started to get little scabs and his hair was just starting to thin out a little on his belly area. I went to the vet and he told me to use Malaseb shampoo. We washed every 2nd day for 10 days and then backed off to about once a week but we had to leave the shampoo on for 15 minutes then wash it off without towel drying. After a month it cleared up and hasnt come back. Its heaps cheaper to buy from a pet store or online rather than buy from the vets. The sooner you get on to it the easier it'll be to treat. Good luck.


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    My dog is allegic to grass, and it has made a huge rash on her tummy cos she does like to commando crawl. And guess what my back yard is covered in. Her skin reaction wasn't too bad last year but this year has been much worse and the vet told me this kind of allergic reaction can get worse as the dog gets older. There are several different causes and treatments, for my dog - I'm pretty sure it's contact - from the crawling - cos it's worse when she does this and not so bad if we go to the beach instead or I prevent her from crawling. But they can also get skin rashes from breathing airborne pollens - not a lot you can do to prevent that, and from food / diet allergies.

    Currently my dog is on a course of antihistamines - vet might have given her a coritizone shot - but cortizone is not good long term - bad side effects. It was the same day my dog got vaccinated - so no cortizone shot allowed on the same day / week. Vet said there is also a cortizone spray that has less side effects - if the problem doesn't clear up. I also put nappy rash cream on it (mostly zinc cream) which seems to help, though it is pretty claggy stuff.

    The other thing that causes little bits of fur to drop out and general itchiness - is "ringworm" which is actually a fungus not a worm at all. It's similar to jock itch and I think you can use jock itch cream to treat it. It is hard to diagnose - need to send a skin scraping off for testing to be sure, or just try the ringworm treatment and if it clears up - was probably that. Problem with this is it can spread to humans. Yuck.

    In both cases - a trip to the vet might be a good idea.

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    My dog, Annabelle also suffers form multi allergies, be it certain food or grass...She has some patches on her back again, only this week. Which I think is from grass. She loves to play and roll around being silly.
    We were given cortisone and it was a disaster, because it caused incontinence. Which can happen in desexed bitches...So now she will just be on antihistamines. We use Benadryl.
    I apply bettadine on her open areas, and it has made a huge difference in just two applications. Wished i had spotted it earlier and got on top of it
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    Thanks everyone, I might take a trip to the vet. It doesn't seem to be bothering her that much and there isn't really any inflamed areas that I can see just little scabs stuck to her fur. A general check up won't do any harm

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    I've got friends who have been having great success with Cedar Oil. I think it's Uncle Ben Cedar Oil. A couple of pet supply companies are importing it. They tried it for the Westie together with a change in diet and it's been amazing.

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    What do they do with the Cedar oil. I've got a small bottle of essential oil cedar oil that I would use to deter moths from the cupboards ie put a few drops on a block of wood and put that in the cupboard as per Shannon Lush instructions. I got mine from an alternative hippy like shop called "waste not want not" on Goodwood road near the tram line. Some chemists carry essential oils too.

    But I don't know how I would use a few drops on a tummy rash? Most of Shannon Lush recipes go something like a few drops in 500ml of water in a misting bottle or something.

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    Sorry Hy didn't see you had responded to my post.

    They are using a product called uncle bens cedar oil spray specifically designed for animals which is being imported from the states by a company on the northern beaches of sydney. Probably other companies are also importing it. Or I think they will ship it.

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    My old girl used to have allergies and she would scratch and bite a lot...als all hair from half way down her sides would fall out.

    I use to use Aloveen shampoo (its an oatmeal base) and also pinetarsal (sp) on it every 2 or 3 days (she was severe though). First Id put th eoatmeal on and leave it for 5 or 10 mins (just chained in the shower lol) and then wed put the pinetarsal on and leave that for 5. She also used to have 2 fish oil tabs a day...

    All that really helped heaps with her skin and we were able to eventually spread the baths toa week apart then 2 weeks etc

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