I have a 9 year old German Shepard. He is constantly scratching,and he has this terrible odor about him. I have tried special oat meal shampoos with no positive results. I am in need of some help. I know he must feel miserable. I want to help him,But I do not know what to do. I really feel for him. Thank you for time.
Dr. Louis Godfrey
Your pet may have a skin infection and may need antibiotics and steroids to help stop the itching. Sometimes this can happen b/c of an allergy. Food allergies can cause chronic skin infections in dogs. I recommend a visit to the vet for appropriate medication. Oxydex (antibacterial) shampoo may also
help. Good luck, Mrs. Vetcare, DVM:)