I have a 2 year old male pit bull who seems to may have a dry skin problem. I bathe him once every week or once every other week. If I go longer than that he begins to smell. Given the seasonal change, he is currently shedding with minor dander. I bathe him with a dander control shampoo which seems to work well.
Lately though he has been scratching himself raw to the point where he will begin to bleed. Any ideas as to why this is happening? Am I bathing him too often to the point of drying out his skin? Is it because he is shedding right now and has dry skin? Is he creating these sores for attention? I have heard of all these factors, but I would like a second opinion from any dog owners who may have dealt with similar situations before.
Any input would be greatly appreciated, and thank you in advance for your time.