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Oily Skin from Atopy:

She has a condition called ATOPY which is "allergy" to dusts that she gets in. PRINCIPLY that's CAR SOOT that settles on the ground but can be fertilizers, herbicides, pollen, housedust, cigarette smoke, insecticides, moulds, leaf dust, and more.

All create inflammation in the skin.
Some dog's response to that is to create OILS in the skin to protect itself. That's called "seborrhea oleosa" or "oily skin" and the problem with that: IT TRAPS MORE SOOT on the skin!

So half of atopy-management is a hot wet wash cloth. It 'melts' the oils and waxes and lets you remove these oils without a "full on bath" which kills my back.

A good bath in a MOISTURIZING people shampoo from Burt's Bees, Pantene or Neutrogena are highly valuable as well. And then, something for the atopic allergy ITSELF and I like a cortisone or a Cytopoint.
But the bath, washcloth are the two BIGGIES. And cheap, too. And less medicines.

Good Shampoos to Consider

Have you seen these?

These can track your pet (or kid) in real time and unless they get the thing off their collar, you can find your pet. Highest rating on Amazon - reliable and again, unlimited range. (It uses the internet)

Put one on your pet soon, and cut your chances of losing your pet.

Long range, waterproof Pet Location GPS Tracker.

Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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