dander build up on dog
I have an 11 year old English Springer Spaniel. In the last 2 years or so, she's started having a build up of dander and oilyness. When she walks past curtains or upholstery, you can actually see the white pastiness that has built up over time. On rugs, you can feel it and see it too. And when I pet her, I can feel it on my hands; if I wipe my hands on black pants, I can see the chalkiness there too. She never had this before. I have her shaved and groomed about every 3 months. She's an inside dog, so doesn't have dirt or fleas on her. She stays clean mostly except for the build up on her fur. Of course, she plays outside when we're out and goes on walks with us, so she has some dirt. I bathed her last week with an oatmeal shampoo and she looked beautiful. Very shiny and clean and bright. Am I just not bathing her enough? Or could this be some type of allergy? She IS scratching a lot lately too.