Help!my westie is suffering skin problem Health

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  1. Maji

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    Help!my westie is suffering skin problem

    My westie’s skin color is turning dark and losing hair. She is 9 months old, the cutest puppy ever. Anyone can help?

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    Has she been to the vet? That is the first thing you should do. Skin conditions are very hard to diagnose and can be caused by a huge number of things. There is no way to determine the issue without testing.
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    She's adorable.

    Unfortunately, it's common for Westies to have skin problems. Always wise to let the vet have a look and if they find nothing, get them on a good, grain free diet, don't use any strong detergents and always use a mild, non-bio for washing bedding.

    With many Westies I've known, it's a case of managing it rather than curing
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    Yes. The vet said it's not caused by infection, maybe Maji has food allergies
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    Thank you!! I try to cook Turkey and Broccoli for her from now on. Hopefully she will get better

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    She's a real cutie
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    Just an extra thought. Does your puppy itch and scratch?
    A lot of Westies do have black skin.
    Could your puppy be changing coats? The puppy coat is soft but changes to a harsh wire coat as long at it does not get clippered.

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