|Barked: Sat Apr 23, '11 3:02pm PST |
|It's probably scurf. All it is, is an accumulation of dead skin cells. It's a type of folliculitis. The tips of a dog's ears are prone to injury, and have limited blood supply at the very tip where you see it a lot. Basically, just clean the tips routinely with betadine solution, and scrape the dead cells away GENTLY with a scraping knife or flea comb when you see them. yes, it will scrape the hair off for a while, but eventually you can get it under control. Just be careful. the skin underneath is sensitive and you don't want to irritate it further, but unless you have actual sores there, oral anitibiotics won't do much.
WE don't really know what causes it, but it's seasonal so allergies and yeasts are on the top of the list. Tag gets them on his floppy ear, and i was worried about mange too because he came from the pound, but it was just this mildly annoying problem
Edited by author Sat Apr 23, '11 3:05pm PST
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