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what up with axle's skin??
« on: February 20, 2007, 06:16:53 pm »
we haven't changed our dogs diet, haven't changed shampoos, nothing.  all of a sudden, the past few days though axle's fur has gotten pretty oily, to the point it feels very nasty.  also, his skin is a little irritated, but just a little pink nothing extreme.  axle does have allergies, but this isn't like his typical problem, usually within a few hours he plucks his hair out and his skin will get so irritated it starts to get raw and sometimes bleeds if he keeps biting at it (pollen causes some problems, but its mostly flea bites and carpet / air fresheners that cause the biggest problems).  i've noticed he has completely stopped cleaning himself, could this cause his fur to get too oily and irritate his skin, since he's usually cleaning himself a often??  i'm clueless as to what has caused this, any ideas? 
« Last Edit: February 20, 2007, 06:20:50 pm by schelmischekitty »
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