does anyone have a suggestion for dry skin outside of frequent baths?
Did you try adding some olive oil to his diet?
How long has your dog had dry skin for? what are you feeding him?
If he has suddenly developed dry skin in the last few months and you live in a cold area there is a good chance it is connected to the dry heat in the house. The heat dries out their skin as well as ours. What I suggest you do is make sure his bed is away from any radiators/heaters. You should also make sure he gets plenty of time outside in the fresh air. In the mean time, do as already suggested and add some extra oil to his diet.
Some extra oil ~ how much..... and what kind??
I know Rowan has been very dry cause of the heat and I can't give her much outside time lately as it is -35 here today with a wind chill warning... (frostbite within minutes).
Olive oil (which is basically pure fat -- use in small amounts) or fish oil.Some extra oil ~ how much..... and what kind??Good grief! rather you then me!it is -35 here today with a wind chill warning... (frostbite within minutes).
Originally Posted by Dawson Creek Girl
Where do you live??? Yikes
There is fish oil already in her food ~ a little olive oil won't hurt? a tsp. twice a day??
I live in Dawson Creek, BC .... mile zero of the Alaska Hwy....
You can get pills that have fish oil in them (I believe). You can get it at the vet or even Wal-Mart (I have been told). My Rascal has dry skin too, and we give him a pill once a day. He still has flakes...but not nearly as bad as what it was before. Also, if they are black you are gonna see EVERYTHING on them. It wasn't so much the flakes,but the itching it was causing him. The poor little guy gnawed all the time.
Ahh...live in Dawson Creek, BC .... mile zero of the Alaska Hwy....
We have some family friends up in Atlin, BC. When I spent 6 months living in BC I visited them for 2 weeks towards the end of my trip. It was the end of the summer and I can tell you it was FREEZING even then...I can't believe anyone can cope in -35!!!
You might also try Greens Grains and herbs from www.rilpeesranch.com (it is made in BC but there are distributers allover the states and Canada) since I started givign it to Sunshine we havent'had a problem with dry skin at all - it is a dry mix that just goes ontop of the food and both mine like it out of the bowls - it also lessens the shedding problem. Ilivein Ontario and while we are not as clod as BC is right now - we do get there in Januarly ususally!