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Old October 12th, 2010, 09:34 PM
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One thing you might have done is a thyroid test, Becatsa. We saw dry itchy skin and excessive licking in our dogs that developed immune-mediated hypothyroidism. Treatment of the hypothyroidism fixed the dry skin problem.

Fish oil (omega-3) supplements might also help condition the coat.

And with a little luck, conditioning the skin might help with the nosebleeds

Please keep us posted on your dog's progress, Becatsa! And welcome to the board!
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