Newfoundland Question

I HAVE A 5 YEAR OLD NEWF. DOG SHE HAS EXTREMELY DRY SKIN WITH AREAS OF SORES WHICH DRY UP AND...


I HAVE A 5 YEAR OLD NEWF. DOG SHE HAS EXTREMELY DRY SKIN WITH AREAS OF SORES WHICH DRY UP AND GET CRUSTY, VERY ITCHY. WHEN SHE GOES SWIMMING IN OUR LAKE HER SKIN GETS WORSE. NOT SURE IF ITS A FOOD ALLERGY OR A CHRONIC PROBLEM. WHAT SHOULD WE DO FOR HER TO SOLVE HER SKIN CONDITION.

    In Newfoundland - Asked by Anonymous - 6/20/2012 2:40:40 PM
Recently rescued a 15 month Newfi same problem. Changed his diet to Wellness grain free. Problem solved
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/27/2012 6:46:51 AM


Newfoundlands are prone to skin problems. I had a top breeder /water (champion dogs/water rescue dogs) recommend giving a newf with similar itchy dry patches a individual size plain yogurt every day as yeast is typically the underlying problem. after a couple weeks it should be mostly cleared up.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/24/2014 10:27:31 AM


Newfoundlands are pron to issues of this sort. There are several things you can do. 1. Change your dog food to a high-quality grain free dog food. 2. Rise your dog after she goes to the lake as duck-itch could be your problem. 3. Use hydrocortisone cream on the area that has the sores 2-3 times a day. 4. Use Head & Shoulder's shampoo when you bathe your dog. This help with the dry skin. A vet check should be on your list as well, as dogs can get skin issues such as mange from other dogs if she comes in contact with them or gets the bacteria from the area where she swims.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/29/2014 2:30:08 PM