I am just stating what this vet who is a dermatologist stated. Is a personal opinion what we want to do or not, in some cases, from what I was shown in some pictures, is not just dry skin or flare up, some dogs are covered in dry skin patches, with no fur, and have it really bad, I get why this vet mentioned that. My dog had it in one of his front legs, and it was a spot with rough skin and I had to daily use an oil, wash it weekly, and be very consistent in order to keep it from spreading or looking bad, but in some dogs is not the case. The pictures are devastating.If my vet told me that "many owners choose to have dogs with ichthyosis euthanized" I would be looking for a new vet. In SOME breeds it is a bigger problem. It is typically a nuisance in a Golden. As I stated earlier in this thread I have a 2 year old with it and have had 2 flare ups in 2 years that were no more then dandruff. A good omega supplement in the diet and a little extra vacuuming is NOT EVER something that I feel an ethical vet would consider euthanizing a dog for.