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mobunny

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Hi,

I have a 6 year old female with longish hair which I have taken on from a family as she was replaced by a puppy:(:(

When I comb her a lot of flaky skin falls out like dandruff, I don't think it's mites as it does not appear to be crusty and there is no hair loss and bald patches.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

maureen
 

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Hello, welcome to the forum.

She may just have flaky/dry skin, just like some of us humans get. Have you thought about giving her a nice bath (if she'll tolorate it), it might help moisturise her skin? I wouldnt worry too much providing she is fit and healthy otherwise and no signs of bothering her skin.

It may well just be a change or environment (ie from living outside to indoors), change of food/diet, hay, change of house or a combonation.

x.
 

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Keep a check for bald patches and thinning of the hair

Maybe bathe her with some nizoral shampoo - that helps with dandruff
 

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Thanks for your replies.

Has anyone ever used Evening Primrose all on food for this condition or to improve coat condition.

I was advised to do this once with a rabbit that had a mild skin condition.

Maureen
 
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