(Closed) New longhaired dachshund! Flakey skin? Help!

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1774 posts
Buzzing bee

I found that oatmeal shampoo didn’t do anything great for my dog’s sensitive skin. Try nabbing some shampoo that’s anti-itch like the one I have from Vet’s Best. I also have a medicated shampoo I use. he also gets dog conditioning lotion with cortisone if he is really itchy.

Post # 4
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Have you taken her to the vet?   Skin problems can be health related.  

Post # 5
3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Oh my gosh how adorable! She looks just like my little girl 🙂 

My little boy had extremely bad dandruff when we first got him. I think there are specialty shampoos you can buy. In our situation, it cleared up on its own. His dandruff was stress induced and as soon as he he adjusted to our home it went away.

Post # 7
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

She’s a cutie! Mine had the same issue as yours and MissTatas, it cleared up a few weeks after he got settled. 

If not, try this stuff, my mom swears by it (she has a dog with really bad allergies) and it works for the dry skin. Plus, her dogs and mine really love it! 

Post # 8
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@bkrocks13:  they also say fish oil or flaxseed oil added to their food can help.  She allergic lacking something in her diet.

shes soooooo cute

Post # 9
8600 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If she came from a hoarding situation I’m guessing she just hadn’t had a bath in forever. I’d definitely get a vet’s opinion, but in the mean time you could try adding fish oil to her food, and running a humidifier in the main area she’ll be. I wouldn’t bathe her too much as that can further dry out their skin.

Post # 10
4933 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Go to the body shop and get the ginger shampoo.That and maybe the vet. She may need some anti fungal shampoo.

Post # 11
815 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

She is adorable! The skin issues could quite a few things, sometimes diet, even stress. We have a little wirehaired dachshund who had some skin problems on and off and they were often stress related. I shared a story a while ago about my parents bringing him to the pound & lying about it – I won’t go into detail again, but I was able to get him back. He had been there for a few days and I had never seen his skin so bad! We washed him and it helped but it took a little while to really clear up. Your little girl may get better when she realizes she’s in her permanent home and begins to feel secure. I think doxies are known for having skin issues though, so it may be an easy fix once you get to your vet!

Post # 13
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My husband and I own 2 Doxies, one long haired chocolate piebald and one short hsired silver dapple and both of them have skin allergies that cause their skin to be extremely flaky, itchy and sometimes red and inflamed. We originally thought it could be just dry skin and we wasted SO much money on shampoos/special combs and brushes, until we found out it was allergies after nothing else worked. We have to keep our dogs on allergy medication whenever they get a flare up. It is extremely common for Doxies to have slin allergies, so if you try one or two shampoos and they don’t work, you should try the allergy route.

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