My Blue Heeler smells pungent.
I give him oatmeal baths, feed him Benedryl on windy days, have taken him to the vet for allergy shots and skin samplings, vacuum him with the vacuum sweeper and he's just as crusty as ever. When i comb him with a fine tooth combs during baths or when he's dry, it looks like his body is disappearing because of how much dandruff/dry skin flakes off. He loves the way it feels but it worries me because i see his skin is very irritated and sometimes bleeding. He smells rancid whenever this process takes place. I give him baths and condition him but he's just as greasy, flaky, stinky, and itchy as ever.
Does anyone have similar problems? It is very concerning to me and i'm having problems cleaning up after him with his hair loss and pet dander and i would like to try anything someone suggests. Me and Douay
would be eternally grateful.
Yeast infection? Mites? Mange? Allergies? Really really bad Dandruff? Solutions?
I've tried to take photos but the greasy flakes aren't very photogenic in every sense of the word. Here's a photo of his ear falling off but you really can't see how MUCH there really is, i almost threw up from the smell and seeing it mist off into a fine powder. One more of a 1/4 of his brush collections.