Hi. I have a 2 and a half months chihuahua. I have seen my chihuahua been scratching himself everyday. I have applied the Advantage flea last Tuesday. So i don't think it is fleas. So I check through his furs but i found no fleas. I found some flake white flakes on his skin? Im not sure if its dead skins or larvae. His skin is not red or anything. I am wondering if its an allergic?
what causes the dry skin?is it very serious??This is the 1st time i have a pet dog. How can i treat it?should i change a different dog shampoo???i dont want to see him scratch everyday. Makes me sad. And also there is another problem i found. My chihuahua has been bitting his leg and his tail?is he itchy or wat??
Definately ask the vet to rule out anything else. I use the flax seed oil capsules and they have worked wonders. I still think that was the one single most important piece of advice that I have received on this site. Probably because it makes a difference everyday.
Some shampoos can cause dry skin. If I wash Missy with people shampoo, she will be flaky for sure. I love the Natural Chemistry De Flea Shampoo. After I bathe her with that, she always gets compliments on how shiny her coat is. I would try changing shampoo or using only water to bathe him and see if the problem clears up before I would make a trip to the vet. Also try not to bathe him any more than you have to.