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Dog has unusual scabs on skin
07-06-2017, 11:43 AM,
Dog has unusual scabs on skin
So we have a GSD who's about a year and a half old.
He's been extremely itchy for the past couple of months. He scratches almost everywhere, all the time.
The only problem is where he can't scratch - there seems to be odd scabs popping up at the base of his tail, on his tail, and on his back leg. In these places, he has these black, crusty things on his skin that also cause his hair to stick together. After picking them apart, the skin underneath is pretty darn red. And the only problem is that these aren't from wounds- they're specifically in places he can't reach, so it's obviously a result of his skin condition. Does anybody know what's up?

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07-06-2017, 04:49 PM,
RE: Dog has unusual scabs on skin
There are many skin conditions affecting dogs and the best way to get an insight is by having the vet do a quick skin scrape. The itching seems to suggest some type of allergies (pollen, weeds, grass, house dust, house dust mites, food), . Even though dogs can't directly scratch the base of the tail or back legs, they can rub it on places like walls or furniture and break the skin. Another possibility that comes to mind is sarcoptic mange, which can be very itchy and cause hair loss and scabs on the body.

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