so, i think i posted about iorek scratching already, but i got another suggestion yesterday. iorek scratches one spot on his neck and the back of his front leg on the same side. my vet checked him out and said she didn't know what it could be, she said maybe displacement. the lady that works at the daycare yesterday suggested that it could be a zinc deficiency. she said that it causes itching and a lot of northern breeds are prone to it. i looked it up only briefly since i am on my lunch break. it said that it is mostly dermatitis around the mouth and on the face, with itching and scaling. from what i can see iorek's skin looks a nice normal pink colour under his fur in those areas. iorek eats raw. he might be getting too much calcium, since this is also a cause of zinc deficiency, but he has always been scratching in that area, before the raw.
what kind of supplement can i get? what is your experiences with this, if any one has experienced this?
thanks for your help