Question: I have a dachshund with skin issues. She has dry patches and the hair is coming off her tail. I have tried changing her diet giving het baths in medicated shampoo. Nothing seems to completely clear her up. Help!
Answer: Thanks for your question. A fatty acid supplement can often really help combat dry skin patches and hair loss—regardless of what is causing it. Check out my article for some other ideas of what might be going on “Dry skin (dandruff) in your pet“.
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