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Hello, formerly "The Copper Top"
We've had Copper about 3 months now, and all of a sudden copper has become increasingly itchy, his skin has become somewhat flaky on his lower back and above the tale, hair has thinned a bit, smell has increased. We are feeding the same Blue Buffalo food (switched from chicken to lamb flavor) have introduced some canned of the same brand. I brush him daily with a curry and/or grooming glove to deal with shedding. The only thing I didn't know about when I adopted him wash his bathing/grooming schedule. So I have been bathing him every two weeks. I have since learned from reading other posts that that is most likely way too frequent. Will this correct its self by reducing his baths? Is there anything that I can do to help besides slacking off a bit? How long will this take to get better? :oops:

Thank You for your help.
christa
 

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There was a thread posted on Nov.6, 2004 called "He Stinks"- Mikey T responded with some links on the subject of sebborhea. It sounds like something you might want to look at and discuss with your vet- I don't know how to post the link here, but if you go into search, you can get to it with that date and topic name-

OK, edited to say I figured out how to post the link:

http://basset.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=12...light=sebborhea
 

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My Copper had this same thing once in the same place. The vet gave him some antibotics and medicated shampoo and it cleared right up. That was about 6 months ago and he hasn't had any problem since. Good luck!

Karen
 
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