Ginny has been battling skin issues for most of her life. Winter is the calmer season for her with Summer heat impacting her to the point where she starts to loose hair.
Lick, lick, lick...Chew, chew, chew is a song we all know well around here.
The vet tried an antihistamine which didn't really work and left her sleepy. Then we tried Prednisone which did work and she's been on a very low dose ever since.
Her long whipping tail has been the bane of her existence the past few years. At it's worst, we had to tape a lightweight pipe insulation tube to her tail for about 6 months to prevent her from whapping it into walls and doorframes and splitting the skin and bleeding all over the place.
She's been better lately but I noticed a new area at the base of her tail which had scabbed over. Her hair was matted there and she was licking at it.
I cleaned the area as best I could and decided to apply coconut oil to it to lessen the irritation and promote healing.
You see, I had discovered the miracle that coconut oil can be about a year ago.
SM and I are heavy users. He has his favorite brand and I have mine. We use it daily on our skin and I'd never considered trying it on Ginny's skin mostly because I'd thought she'd just lick it off and make things worse.
I used the unscented brand that I prefer and surprisingly she leaves it alone.
I massaged the oil into the areas on her tail that area affected once a day and it seems to be helping. The scabby area has healed and the bald patches on the tip of her tail are less cracked.
It's only been a few weeks but I'm already impressed. I'm wondering if adding some to her chow would help. I googled around and see some articles where folks are doing just that.
Anybody try it?