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Old 09-18-2013, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As long as you're going to the vet anyway, you can try asking the vet's opinion as to whether it could be a skin infection. Perhaps he could take a sample to test, just in case. You'll want to hold off on putting oil on the skin till you find out - it can seal the pores & make infection worse. If it's not any kind of infection though, oil on the skin & in the food might help. Oatmeal baths can help a little as well, and there's a product called Humilac for dogs/cats that has gotten pretty popular & many people have said it works well and quickly.
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