Caring - Skin
Many rescue dogs have
bare patches, especially on the bony prominences if they have been lying
on concrete or dirty bedding. Many, too, will have sparse hair on their
rumps. Apart from general neglect, this may be the result of bouts of
flea allergy or even mange in the past.
With good food and
a soft bed your dog's coat will soon improve, but some will always have
a tendency to 'bareness' when they moult in the summer months. It is surprising
how some dogs improve if they have frequent access to unpolluted sea water,
but most of us are not that fortunate. Realistically, there is not a lot
one can do - if there was a real cure for this, there would be no bald
humans! However, Weleda, a firm that supplies many herbal products, has
recently advertised a remedy.