Sure whatever works for you. My pit had a similar problem with his skin but not as extreme. The vet said allergies. I changed up his food to a more healthier/ and or limited ingredient along with some soft food. It works for my dog. I also use dermabenz shampoo once a month on him which is helpful and also add and fish oil and dasaquin into his bowl. It all works synergistically for my dog and I've had great results.