Pit bull's dry skin
by Joseph Mcdonough
(W/S N.C. 27105 USA)
My dog Roch is 13 weeks old and on his tail he is losing hair. I just recently put him out side on a 15 foot chain and noticed his back an whole body was flaking real bad.
Please tell me what I can do? I feed him Purina puppy chow. He gets 2 cups 2 times a day. In the morning an at night. I change his water 2 to 3 times a day as well.Gale's Reply:
Take your puppy to vet!!! What looks like dry skin could be any number of things--parasites, bacterial infection, allergies--and some of them could be serious.
Assuming your puppy checks out ok at the vets, I suggest you consider upgrading his diet. Here's an article with suggestions about diet
I'm not sure why you are putting your puppy outside on a chain. But, I hope it is not for long intervals. He will be lonely--not to mention miserable since it will likely make his skin condition worse.
So, in summary get him to the vet, reconsider his diet and bring him indoors. If you start training him early, it shouldn't be a problem to keep him in the house and you'll have a friend for life.
Good luck and feel free to post back with further questions.
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