Q. My 9 yr. old Cocker has what looks to be lumpy, itchy dandruff on her back, neck and almost everywhere else. We've been to the vet-no answer

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A. I would recommend referral to a dermatologist for a full work up. Bacterial, fungal/yeast and parasite infections as well as allergies would all need to be considered, as would nutritional deficiency or inefficiency in a cocker as many of these do not absorb adequate levels of minerals even if they are present in the diet. A follicular flushing shampoo with anti-fungal/yeast properties may help but she will likely need anti-inflammatories to break the itch-scratch cycle also

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