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Old 12-05-2016, 02:07 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I had the same issue with my Dochi. It even got to the point where he had bald spots! I took him to the vet and they did the same tests but like you everything came out negative. The vet said it was a seasonal quilling and that my Dochi would be okay. He did prescribe the lyme sulfur did as well which did help as he did stop losing as many quills. However it did take some time for him to grow everything back. Dochi still had some dry skin so I switched his soap to the Aveeno Baby Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash. It's generally used for babies with eczema but it did help his skin to be less dry. Also the air could also be dry especially with the winter season coming up so a humidifier helps too. Just careful to direct it away from the cage as the mist can decrease the temperature.
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