Ah, spring. Where the weather's crazy and the skin don't matter.
So my girl has always had some skin issues. Every spring when she starts to shed, her skin gets pretty flaky in areas, particularly between her front legs and on her lower legs. She will also lose hair in clumps on her lower legs until she's got these bare-ish, flaky areas. No heat, has never bothered her. I've tried cleaning regularly with betadine, as well as fungus killers like fungasol and banixx. No luck. Anyone ever seen something like this?
She also has something that may be related, may not be. She's also always had scabs on the fronts of her front pasterns. They never go away and will occasionally get ripped off and she will bleed and they'll scab back over very quickly, even if I clean them regularly and put wound ointment on them. Last time the vet was out she said they were likely never-healing wounds, maybe from some injury years ago. However, this year she also has had scabs pop on her back limbs (albeit smaller and in different spots). I'm thinking fungus again...maybe I'm not being religious enough with my treatment?
Below is a picture of the flaky baldness that plagues us every year...
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