My (Shaved) Pomeranian has a "dry patch " on his back that is scabbed at the edges. The groomer said it was a dry patch

Asked by Member 1149126 on Jan 9th 2013 Tagged drypatch, coat, allergy in Health & Wellness
Report this question Get this question's RSS feed Send this question to a friend


  • Cast your vote for which answer you think is best!



I admit, we groomers think we know a lot, but calling something a "dry patch" is certainly not a diagnose, only a description.
A dry patch can be from mange, from a hot spot, from excessive itching, from being shaved too close, and hundreds of other things. The scabbed edges are worrisome, those indicate some sort of irritation or infection.
I would certainly get this guy into a vet for a better idea of what you are dealing with, as well as some treatment suggestions.
Good luck!

Member 641257 answered on 1/9/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer