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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-03-2009, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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Elbow callous fur re-growth?

I am looking for a natural idea (because I am unable to get American products here in Germany, but can get stuff like Vitamin E oil, witch hazel, etc.) to help fur re-growth on elbow callouses, not just make the callouses softer.

Any natural substances to help re-growth of fur on elbow callouses? Ideas?

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Re: Elbow callous fur re-growth?

Hi Patti. My first thought was Biotin. Steel had a bald spot on his neutering area. After 9 months of Biotin - he's very furry down there.

But it didn't do anything for his elbow callouses. He prefers to sleep on the floor. I think if you could stop the behavior that's causing the elbow callouses, the Biotin might work.

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Re: Elbow callous fur re-growth?

He's laying on the floor and that's what's causing the elbow callouses. Just like Steel did! Thanks for the idea though, Joanne! (Hi, Lady Jane!) Grimm probably, I think,might be getting already lots of biotin in his raw diet, plus he gets those dusty, stinky brewer's yeast tabs.. I think the hard flooring is the cause of the callouses.

I am hoping for a natural remedy to put on those callouses to make the furries grow back!

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Re: Elbow callous fur re-growth?

I recently read that low zinc may contribute to elbow callouses.

If the biotin is coming from raw eggs, then it becomes bound and unavailable, to some extent.

I would find a zinc & biotin product to try if you can.


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Re: Elbow callous fur re-growth?

Thanks Lisa, guess you mean as a supplement for his food. Does anything help when applied externally? (to get the fur to re-grow)

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Re: Elbow callous fur re-growth?

I don't know of anything, there might be something out there, but I haven't heard of it yet. Sorry!


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Re: Elbow callous fur re-growth?

I read *somewhere* that Biotin is absorbed through the skin just as effectively as taking it internally. I *think* Biotin is available as an ointment. I know zinc is.

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I am reviving this thread to say that Penaten cream works for this problem. I purchased mine thru Smallflower.com - Shop Apothecary Products (no affiliation). A little goes a long, long way. It's made in Germany and sold as diaper rash cream. Works well for healing GSD lip pyroderma (sp?) to.
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