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    Lucy, my 3 1/2 month old puppy is in excellent health, but has a bit of dandruff. She was at the vet today for some shots and she recommended an omega 3 supplement for her dry skin. We used to give our other lab missing link a few years back, anyone have any other suggestion?

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    Lucy, Oct. 24, 2010

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    I buy Salmon oil capsules at the supermarket for Caleb.

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    I give Grizzly Salmon Oil to my girls.

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    I'd be a bit hesitant to start supplementing a 3-1/2-month-old puppy.


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    Well, seeing how she isn't scratching and it doesn't seem to bother her, maybe I will wait. I'll continue to give her regular brushing and see if that helps. Our other lab is yellow, so I have never noticed any flakes in her fur!!

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    In the winter, a dog's skin can produce dandruff and it's usually due to the heating system in the house. See if you can increase the humidity in your home with a humidifier. Whatever you do, don't bathe the puppy since this will dry out the skin and coat even more. Brushing with a bristle brush a couple of times a week will produce oil in the coat and should help a bit. Plus, shedding can produce dandruff since the skin is in transition.

    I agree with Betsy and wouldn't supplement a 3.5 month old puppy with anything.

    What are you feeding the puppy?



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    I definitely won't be bathing her! Our house is a little dry right now, so will look at increasing the humidity. She is eating Chicken Soup for the puppy lover's soul (what the breeder used), and is doing really well on this food. I will forget the supplements for now, and just brush her on a regular basis.

    Thanks for all of the help and info!

    Tilly, Feb.11, 2003
    Lucy, Oct. 24, 2010

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    The only thing I use on a pup with dry flakes where dry heat isn't the issue and grooming does not help is apple cider viniger (organic with the "mother") at 1/2 tbsp in food with water added. Clears up the flakes in a couple of weeks.

    For anyone feeding fish oil be sure your product has vit. E in it. If not you must supplement with E (about 100iu) so the fish oil does not deplete the body of E over time. (this goes for humas too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowco Labradors View Post
    ...For anyone feeding fish oil be sure your product has vit. E in it. If not you must supplement with E (about 100iu) so the fish oil does not deplete the body of E over time. (this goes for humas too).
    Interesting. Thanks for the info! I'll be picking up some vit E tomorrow.

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