Both pits are sore and appear to be itchy, one more than the other.
At first (some weeks ago) I thought this was just dust in Toby's coat but after a bath it was still there and is getting worse in my opinion and appears to be more like very dry skin under a very thin coat.
I have an appointment with the Vets for Wednesday, (earliest I could get as it is Fiesta time and they are closed tomorrow) as I am just not happy with how he is looking. In himself he is fine, happy go lucky, no mood changes, well not with us at least, though he is grumpy with Russell, then again he is always grumpy at/with Russell so I guess there is no change there really either.
This wont be the first time I have taken him to the vet with a skin problem, the last time being just a few weeks ago. The vet said she thought it was an allergy to something, grass seeds, food related, and advised I give him a bath in medicated shampoo, did that and give him a course of tablets which turned out to be steroids. She also gave him an antihistamine jab. Initially the redness under his pits seemed to calm down but is now back with a vengeance. The dry skin if I am truthful has never really improved. It does disappear for a day or two if I bathe him, but I cant keep doing that as I risk washing out what oil his skin has in it out.
Now I could just go down to the vets again and let her stick him with another antihistamine, give me more tablets but I cannot help but feel I should be able to ask her more pointed questions other than 'what do you think this is'.
Do you guys have any suggestions what it could be, so I can ask the vet on Wednesday if she can test for it. Do you think it could be his Thyroid? When I last said this to her she said he wasnt fat, he wasnt slow, he wasnt showing signs of typical thyroid problem. But if I have learnt anything since my time on this forum I have come to realise there are more signs to Thyroid trouble than just the ones my Vet keeps spouting.
In the meantime what can I do for Toby to make him more comfortable.
It is hot here and very dry, of course this problem could be due to this, but I cannot leave him to feel so uncomfortable or look so scabby for want of a better word, so any ideas what I can do in the interim would be appreciated. :thanx: