YEP, THAT’S A PICTURE OF SOME OF THE RELATIVES-‘COURSE THEY AREN’T NEARLY AS CUTE AS YOURS TRULY.  IF YOU HAVE A WESTIE-OR WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER THERE CAN BE A CONDITION OF EXTREME DRYNESS ON THEIR BACKS THAT IS VERY IRRITATING.  HERE’S SOME OPTIONS TO HELP OUT SOME OF MY FELLOW WESTIES IN THIS SITUATION:

Extreme itchiness could be the result of a thyroid condition so be sure to get thorough blood work done by your local vet.

Food-related causes can be an easier fix for itchiness.  Keep the dog’s diet restricted to low gluten, no sugar, low carbs.  Choose healthy food-especially raw food which contains no additives.

Yeast infection can be a factor.  Here again reduce carbohydrates and treats.  Yeast needs sugar to grow.

Allergies are very prevalent so NO wheat, NO corn, NO soy, NO beef, NO lamb, NO dairy.  

BEING ITCHY IS NO FUNNY GAME SO HOPEFULLY SOME OF THE ABOVE WILL HELP TO ALLEVIATE YOUR WESTIE’S DRY, ITCHY SKIN.

SEE YOU LATER AT SONSHINE KENNELS – MAGGIE MAE