Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
Seems to me that it could be dry skin made worse by the chewing. Onyx itches - pulls the hair out - some relief - than the hair grows back and when it does that it itches - so he pulls it out - again relief and so - it is nasty cycle. I know my Sting did that - started with a sore and he keep working away on it. I decided to break the cycle - whenever he chewed - I redirected with a his bear toy and encouraged him to chew on that. I also used a spray - Natural Touch Chew Not - it has tea tree oil which helped with the healing. I gave HomeoPet Skin & Itch drops also to help with the healing. Since it is dry here in winter - I use a humidifier at night - I also give fish oil caps. I have added coconut oil - 1 T. twice a day again for the extra fat. It a can also be applied topically but he loves the stuff and licks it off.
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006