I have a 3 year old husky that seems to have a horrible case of dandruff and an odor.She is terrified of water so bathing is difficult.Anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of this?
Btw mange, fleas and mites have been ruled out
I had a dog with horrible dandruff and was very smelly. We tried many different things and quite by accident I found shampoo that worked. It was a human Rx shampoo and it did work. We had to give the dog baths every few days for a while. It was a while ago, so I don't remember what type of shampoo it was. Just that it was for someone in our house (a human) and they had stopped using it and it was left in the bathroom.
I really don't remember. I had forgotten about it until I read your post. I do remember that I had to take my dd to the dermatologist because what her Dr. gave us didn't work. I was going through the same with the dog, what the Vet gave us didn't work and I was ready to go to the vet dermatologist when I was cleaning out the bathroom and came across this old bottle of shampoo. I thought I'd give it a try. It worked. I do remember having use it for a few weeks and bathing the dog every 3-4 days.
With a husky you do need to be sure to get that thick coat dry after a bath, because the dampness of the bath can cause skin problems
oh the poor girl!!
I looked at my bottles of shampoo and did find an old bottle of Dermazole Shampoo that I got from the Vet. I seem to remember that one working the best for a while. Then something happened and it stopped, that was when I used the human shampoo
I would contact the local vet and see what soothing shampoos you could use. I would suggest an Rx shampoo or oatmeal based but nothing with a perfume type thing. You can also purchase medicated shampoos from your vet and I think the price range should be reasonable enough, but also how often do you bathe your dog? Talking to several vets bathing once or twice a month is ok. But also with the color of the flaking on the skin (yellow,green)you may need to to take him/her to the vet to get checked out because they may have some type of bacteria infection. Good Luck!
Talk to your Vet about this type of yeast. Because I started treatment on my own (which is not recommended!!) We never tested my old dog for this, but we think that is what he had since he responded to a treatment that would have worked if he did indeed have it. I did write this down for future referance because it is such a struggle to figure out what is causing skin problems in dogs. I thought I had written down the name of shampoo, but I can't find it.
I'm guessing the vet wrote the shampoo in the dogs records since I don't have it writen down. I don't go to that Vet anymore.
An extract that may be useful - consider a coat conditioner to moisturize your dog's skin:
There are many pet coat conditioners that will help manage and/or improve the appearance of your dog's coat like crème rinse, grooming spray, after bath dry skin treatment, and herbal mist conditioner that will soothe, re-moisturize and detangle your pet's coat."
just an update....my husky has regained all her fur!!!Finally after 10 months she no longer looks like she's been hit by a truck.The solution wound up being a food change to Blue Buffalo fish and potato and nizoral shampoo