Scarlet is a 10 yr old lab/retriever mix....she suffers from itchy dry skin, which mainly is flaky on her back - although the fur to touch feels oily. Her persistent scratching leaves a powdery residue on the floor mixed with the flaking skin. I do notice that she suffers from similar allegeries that I do - when certain pollens are in the air she will have mucous in her eyes. She has been tested for obvious skin problems, ie, mange, etc. with all are negative. I feed her Science Diet (has had it all her life) and currently switched to the lamb/rice formula - she had been on the skin allegery forumla prior to that. I did switch her over a period of time as recommended. To date I see no difference with the food. Scarlet has an underactive thyroid and is on medication for that.
My biggest problem is that financially I cannot afford to invest in a lot of Vet dermatologist fees. But before I totally rule that out I would like to know if you have any suggestions - I don't know if
I recommend that you have your pets thyroid level checked to make sure it is adequately controled b/c this can be a reason for the skin problem. You may want to try T-Lux shampoo and benadryl 50 mg 2 x daily. Continue with the diet your vet recommended. Good luck, vetcare