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Old 11-02-2008, 09:55 AM
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How do i treat raw and dry elbow skin?

Hi all, I have a female rottweiler, and she is only turning a year old next week. She is already developing dry raw skin around the elbow areas. I understand when they get older it can cover a large area of the elbows, and hair doesn't usually grow in those parts of the raw skin. She is getting a spot on her right elbow, and it is getting bigger, but right now it is only the size of a dime. I don't want her growing older and developing dry skin on the elbows so is there anything I can do to moisturize this, and prevent it from getting worse?


Also, what causes dry elbows on dogs?

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Melissa
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:20 PM
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Re: How do i treat raw and dry elbow skin?

Does anyone know the solution to this? Hello?
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:34 AM
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Re: How do i treat raw and dry elbow skin?

I'm not sure what you mean by "raw" skin, but since you also say it is dry, I'm assuming it is not open or irritated. Elbow calluses (which is what you are seeiing the beginning of) are pretty normal, especially in large dogs. They develop them over time from lying on hard surfaces. It's a protective mechanism, so I wouldn't bother softening the skin to prevent them.
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:47 AM
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Re: How do i treat raw and dry elbow skin?

hi there, my male loves to lie down on the floor(tiles), because of the heat, so he:s got the same, i use vaseline and aply only once a week and it seems to help, the hair is even growing back very slowly, hope this will help you as well.
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