So, I thought, why not try some holistic treatment as a last chance. Administered with love and prayer and intent, it cannot hurt. I mixed up 3 ounces of Neem oil, 10 milliliters of tea tree and the same of garlic essential oils, 2 tablespoons of borax to emulsify the Rice bran oil and boiled water, about a half liter each to make 1 liter in a spray bottle. I sprayed it on Weezie's owies. She did not like it one bit. Garlic essential oil stinks, man it does! It even stinks through the glass bottle and sealed in a plastic bag. It does keep mice away, I have noticed, and is purported to keep bad spirits away too, but I cannot vouch for that one.
Then I got the bright idea of spraying some on the dogs down their backs to see if the fleas would run away. They immediately went to roll in the snow and try to wash the stench off. Neem oil is not a pretty scent either and tea tree is quite strong. Neem is used as an insect repellent and so is garlic. If I spray them once a week, I am not sure they will forgive me and they do stink, but will the fleas stay away? We shall see. I also dust them with diatomaceous earth in the summer. The idea is the flea belly is soft and when contacting the sharp particles of the crushed dead sea shells (made into a flour, but apparently sharp), the underbelly gets sliced and the critters dehydrate and die.
Though the vet found no critters on Weezie, I cannot help but think that some microscopic thing is responsible for her hair loss and skin thickening - a fungus or a mite or a something and it will not like the neem, garlic and tea tree. The rice bran oil is a to smother the skin with the good stuff and the water to help it penetrate . This is day 1. Weezie will get sprayed until I run out and if there is improvement, I will mix another batch and spray her until she is better. I love that goatie.