Dry Skin Condition
My dog Tanner has been diagnosed with Addisons Disease he is on medication which cost me over One hundred dollars a month. Our dog is part of our family and I have been doing odd jobs to help pay for the cost of his medication. He recently has had dry skin almost all over his body and has been licking constantly which has caused some scabs and sores he seems to be doing it on certain places such as his paws and center back as well as his leg joints. His skin peels like a person who gets a sunburn. his skin is dry where it's trying to heal from the constant licking. Please help we love our pet and I can't seem to get this under control. I have already learned a lot from your site which I will try. I hope you can guide me to a better direction to better help our member of our family.
Suggestion from our Editor on Dry Skin
I'm sorry to hear about Tanner's diagnosis and his skin issues.
The dry skin could be a result of the medication Tanner is taking or it could be a symptom of another underlying condition. Your vet can assess the situation and provide a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
You can try some home remedies to alleviate your dog's skin issues. One option is to give your dog a bath with a moisturizing shampoo specifically designed for dogs with dry skin. You can also add supplements to his diet such as fish oil, which can help improve the condition of his skin and coat.
To prevent Tanner from further licking and causing more damage to his skin, you can use an Elizabethan collar to keep him from accessing the affected areas. Additionally, you can try distracting him with toys, treats, and extra attention when he starts to lick.
Remember to communicate with your vet and keep them informed about any changes or concerns you have. With patience and dedication, you can help Tanner manage his Addisons Disease and his skin issues.
Best to you and Tanner,
Dog Health Guide Editor