i was petting romeo and found a bump with lots of dry skin on it. So i decided to brush him. After i brush him and checked the brush i saw lots of dead skin on the hair. What should i do? should i go to the vet? Or should i change his shampoo. Any reccommendation.? Did anybody went though this?

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Comment by Rachel & Romeo on November 10, 2009 at 3:17pm
oh no wonder. I've been washing Romeo every week or even twice a week. eeekk
Comment by Beauty and the Beast on November 10, 2009 at 11:05am
We washed Shiro once a week when he was under 5 mo old and everything was fine. The only problem was that the shampoo was very hard to rinse off. We switched it and no more problems.
His skin is a bit dry now (at 9 months) and he only gets bathed every 4-6 weeks, less and less frequently because it's winter.
Adding a teaspoon of olive oil to his food really helps.
Comment by Cori on November 10, 2009 at 3:21am
i know i'm a lil late on this post but I'm pretty sure the dry skin is from washing Romeo too often. Dogs, especially puppies, should only be washed once a month. Their coats and skin naturally produce oils to protect itself so if they're washed more often than that, it'll wash away the oils and produce the dry skin and coarse hair.
Comment by Beauty and the Beast on November 9, 2009 at 12:22pm
Kristen, what is considered too often?
Comment by Kristen on October 13, 2009 at 4:46pm
One more recommendation. Don't bath too often. A Corgis coat is designed to shed dirt quite well and bathing too often will remove essential body oils. A good brushing removes alot of dirt and distributes oils asn as Sam said it is the only thing that will actually reduce shedding
Comment by Kristen on October 13, 2009 at 4:44pm
You can buy Salmon Oil in pet food stores. Does wonders for coat and skin.
Comment by Ein Danger on October 13, 2009 at 3:40pm
i remember the same thing happened to my cocker spaniel. we took her to the vet and found out she had seasonal allergies and dry skin due to the weather change. the vet recommended that we bathe her with a shampoo that's gentle and moisturizing, also to not bathe her too frequently (the skin becomes dry after ever bath). the vet also provided us with some fish oil supplements for her food. all of this really helped and she was free of those icky bumps
Comment by Rachel & Romeo on October 13, 2009 at 3:04pm
thank you i'll def add the fish oil. Hope this works
Comment by Alice on October 13, 2009 at 2:24pm
Here, check out this site. it may have some info that will help you:

http://dogdandruffguide.com/dog-dandruff-causes/
Comment by Alice on October 13, 2009 at 2:21pm
You can use a medicated shampoo or a shampoo with colloidal oatmeal.

Could also be the weather change that is causing his dandruff.

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