There is a dog shampoo called Oatmeal Shampoo. You've probably heard of it. It is made to use on dogs with sensitive skin. I would give it a try. It also might have something to do with the food she's eating. If it's food you buy in a grocery store or retail store like Walmart, its no good and it might be, that she has skin allergies from the ingredients in the food. It's makes a major difference when you switch to a high quality food. I highly recommend Canidae All Life Stages! I've been feeding it to my dogs for a long time and switching to it was the best thing I could have done for them and it's very inexpensive for such a high quality food. They have never been sick, they love it, they have absolutely no problems with any kind of allergies or skin problems of any kind, and they have beautiful coats. If you do decide to make a switch to another food, make sure you do it slowly! Switching food too fast will really upset their digestive tract. The way I switched my dogs was by, taking three quarters of the old food and mixing it with one quarter of the new food and each day adding a little more new food to the old food, over the period of about a week to a week and a half, until they were eating the new food only.
My German Shephard Has Dry Skin, What Is The Best Thing To Use For It? She Is Scratching Alot. Please Help.
GIVE HER A GOOD BATH. AND USE THE DOG SHAMPOO FOR DRY SKIN. IT REALLY WORKS.AND AFTER SHE GETS DONE THEN BURSH HER REALLY GOOD. TO GET ALL THE LOSE HAIR. THAT HELPS TO.WHEN MY TWO DOGS GET THAT WAY THAT'S WHAT I DO.AND THEY STOP. TRY IT. SCOBBY-DOO
I have had the same problem with my 13 month old male gsd. It seems to be a topical epidermal reaction to internal food allergies. I have been told by multiple vets that Eukanuba is the top brand on the market. Their Naturally Wild Venison and Potato Formula does not contain the usual ingredients that can cause allergic reactions such as wheat, rice, and corn which all contain gluten. I am not assuming that it is completely absent of gluten, but it should have significantly lower levels. I would also talk to the vet. He or she will want to test the areas that any scabbing may have formed to make sure it is not a form of dermatitis, hormone related, or a congenital disorder. And of course, remember that gsds do not produce as much natural oils as other popular breeds such as retrievers and some working dogs. This means that they should be bathed MUCH less frequently. As an inside dog, my guy can go up to three months with just a good wipe down with a towel after he's been outside and a spritz of pet perfume every week. That stuff works even when he gets wet from playing in the snow! A good rule of thumb is not to bathe her until she gets that "doggy smell." This will help to maintain the proper level of natural oils in her coat. I hope this helps!- GSDMom
FEED HER A GOOD QUALITY DOG FOOD ANY PURINIA PRODUCT OATMEAL BATH NO MORE THAN TWICE A MONTH BRUSH REG. ALSO TRY ADDING 1TBLSP. BACON GREASE AND 1 RAW EGG TO FOOD TWICE WEEKLY.