Is her skin REALLY clear????
And I'm not asking this to be a smart aleck.
Zamboni has a slightly funky smell to her for about 6-10 months. Can't figure it out. I've assumed it's too much GSD drool on her from Camper playing with her.
Zamboni was just in for her 6 month senior physical today. The vet was thorough. I had Zamboni's toenails clipped. We got home and one started bleeding pretty bad
So I flipped her on her back, and since I didn't have any clotting powder, I elevated it, then did the old Wilderness First Aid trick -- Superglue.
While I was waiting for it to dry, I was poking around her and fur. She has a very furry tummy. I rub her tummy a lot, but I don't actually part the fur and look at all the skin, inch by inch like I did today (don't ask me why I did it today. I guess there wasn't much else to do, sitting on the kitchen floor, other than admire all the blood I'd have to clean up on the floor and carpet).
Anyhow (get to the point, Lori...) she appears to have a funky yeasty/fungally infection of some type in her armpits. She swims every week. She has thick fur that takes forever to dry. I dry her the best I can, then she either lies by the heat registry (on cold days) or in the sun (on warm days). But still, somehow, she developed an icky flaky gunky thing going in her armpits.
I have no idea how long it's been going on.
If anyone has home remedies to suggest, I'm all ears. Otherwise, back to the vet on Monday.
I guess that bad toenail clip was supposed to happen.
So, if I were you, I'd really check her skin, inch by inch by inch, then check it again. Dogs with thick fur hide things really well.