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Question Dry skin!!!Please help with some remedies!!!

I thought that maybe DUncan had fleas since he was scratching some and biting his back area. So while combing him today I noticed he has dry skin and it looks like he has dandruff.Can puppies get dandruff? I have been using Petfresh shampoo and conditioner and he was fine,but recently it has gotten flaky and since he's dark brown it's really noticeable.
Is there a special shampoo/conditioner I should be using? I'm going to the vet for a check up on Monday.Please,any thought on this???
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Make sure it's not a flea problem. It could be an allergic reaction to flea bites and you might not see the fleas. There are things you can put on the skin for the itch, but I would get a diagnosis first. You don't want to make it any worse by using thw wrong product.


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Could he still get fleas after being treated with Frontline??I can't even blame myself,the vet tech did the first application for me so I would know what to do.
I don't know about everyone else,but I feel like I did when my daughters were little and they got something I wasn't sure of.It's funny,being a pharmacist I have no problem with dealing with others but when it comes to my family I become brain dead. LOL!!
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couple things come to mind:
1. Possible food allergy or environmental allergy can act that way in a dog.
2. Not getting out all of the shapoo when bathing him.

Good luck!

BTW--i love the new picture of Duncan in you avatar.
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When did you treat for fleas? Bites can be itchy for days. Have you changed food or treats? Are you rinsing really well after bathing? Is it a puppy shampoo you are using? Some of the adult shampoos might be to strong. There can be so many reasons.

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Ugh!!!Well the food has not changed,nor have the treats.He does like to run around the yard in and out of the bushes,so that may be it.Wish me luck trying to get him to stop doing that!!
His shampoo is a puppy shampoo,but I may switch to a more gentler formula maybe one for sensitive skin.
My avatar pic is of my precious Duncan and my precious oldest daughter.Now I need to get a new pics on my youngest daughter up there otherwise there will be h**l to pay!!!
Thanks for the advice all
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My girlfriends Hav has a terrible itch problem this time of year, every year. they tried food, shampoos, steroids, and it seems that he is just allergic to something in the air or on the grass. She gives him benedryl when he gets bad & he stops biting himself - at least for a while.
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Sprinkle Omega 3-6-9 oil over the food. Give food with salmon in...
You'll see the difference by the 3rd, by the 6th week, you'll see it also in the coat.....

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Dot. Not to scare you but did you check for a flea. It could be gone. My old dog had what I thought was dandruff and when I went to the vet they said it was from a flea!!!!! Yuck.
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