My beautiful staffy cross (6 years old) has recently developed a skin condition - we suspect it is Atopy but have been unable to get this confirmed by any vet.
Just over a year ago he started scratching at his ear which resulted in a haematoma, requiring surgery.
Since then he has started scratching more and more, mostly at his ears and feet and more recently dry patches have appeared on his back and tail. His once beautiful and shiny coat is a complete mess - I would have said he looks mangy but tests at the vet did not find any evidence of mange.
Has anyone else had a similar experience? We have just swithced to wheat free food and tried bathing the affected skin areas in salt water but nothing really seems to be working.
Wondering whether anyone in Perth knows of a vet who specialises in skin conditions as vets we have visited so far seem to dismiss it as "just one of those things" and told us we just have to put up with it however to poor boy is clearly suffering.
Any advice on vets, food, shampoo, treatments would be very much appreciated. For what it's worth condition does seem to be worse in the hot weather.