Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oak Hills CA, High Desert
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Poor baby. The first thing that comes to mind is ticks. Around the base of the forelock, or around her eyes. If not, then, maybe dry skin. I don't know what you feed, but BOSS (black oil sunflower seeds) are high in omega fatty acids and can help, as can canola oil or veg. oil. Um, maybe try some aloe vera cream. It's soothing.
After betadine, a home treatment for rain rot is 1/3 listerine (orig. flavor, ) 1/3 apple cider vinegar and 1/3 water. But if you use this on the face, be careful, the listerine is not good for eyes. And she may not be happy with the smell either...
You might also want to give her some extra B vitamins especially B12, as they can help boost her immune system. If she is fighting something, it gives her a little boost.