....McGoose is about a year old. Ever since we've had her (about the last seven months), we've been fighting demodex off and on. During the past fall and winter, it got better, but now that it's spring and summer, she gets a consistent red rash on her underbelly when she goes outside for any length of time. Sometimes it gets bright red and looks absolutely awful. She scratches it, and has rubbed one of her lil' nipples raw (until I covered it.....I felt like John Ashcroft
). We are taking her to the vet monthly for ivokek (??) shots. We also have a specialized moisturizing shampoo. It's gotten a little better, but not much. We've got 1/2 an acre in the back, very grassy, with several different kinds of weeds (no smart remarks!!). It grows pretty swiftly.
I hate to limit her time outside, as she loves to go outside and chase frogs, run and wrestle with our six year old boy.
Her underbelly is white and her skin is spotted. I've heard that white bellied dogs are sometimes more sensitive to this sort of thing.
Anybody got any ideas??