Thanks for all the help I've gotten here on helping my Westie get along better with the breed sensitivities/weaknesses he has.
A new issue, reaction on only one side, can that be an allergy, how?
I have been working for several days and posted here on the use of medicated shampoo and Epsom salts on feet that look irritated, have lost hair around the toes,and get a lot of licking. The thing I didn't mention, it is affecting only two feet, both on the right side. His left front and rear feet look fine to me, but the right side they sometimes even show some red skin, irritation I assume.
I shifted back to washing in a medicated (yeast, but it doesn't appear to be yeast to my ignorant eye) shampoo foot wash, twice a day. I had done Epsom salt the previous two days. The dog is in fact licking his right rear foot now. Is it possible he has developed a foot licking habit and that is what is irritating the skin and causing hair to fall out?
There are no other signs of irritation, he walks and runs in a normal fashion, and he sleeps well, the irritation doesn't keep him awake.