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    DefaultConstant Scratching

    My Riley just seems to be scratching constantly. She was just at the Vet on Friday, and he said she was fine, and that she likely is scratching due to dry skin during the winter time. I feel so bad for her though, as she has scratched a couple of sores on herself. What can be used to help with this? We have only had her a little over two weeks. She is 5 months old.

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    DefaultRe: Constant Scratching

    What are you feeding her?

    Your vet is right about the time of year. Dry heat in the house often causes dry skin. Some people have humidifiers to combat this. Adding extra fat/oil into the diet can really help. Fish oil (cod liver or salmon oil) works well.

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    DefaultRe: Constant Scratching

    bruno used to scratch alot because of dry skin.i started adding cod liver oil to his food and so far its working great-he still has a god ferk now and again,but its nothing like it used to be. ;D

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    DefaultRe: Constant Scratching

    She is on Diamonds Naturals Beef and ? I believe it is. How much cod liver oil do you give? I may pick some of that up on the way home.

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    DefaultRe: Constant Scratching

    could just be the time of year.
    I am dealing with it in my home also - even my own skin.

    Not super big on giving liver oil. Some liver oils can contain toxic levels of A and D.
    Just a good quality Salmon Oil works well as does Flax Seed Oil or a combo of the two.
    Salmon oil works great but I hate the smell! :P
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    DefaultRe: Constant Scratching

    picked brunos cod liver oil up from the vets.they told me to give him 5ml (1 teaspoon) a day.all i do is mix it in with his food-he seems to like it to ;D

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    DefaultRe: Constant Scratching

    I feed a can of fish in natural oil 3 times a week. This helps and I don't have to worry about how much to give.


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    DefaultRe: Constant Scratching

    Feeding a small can or two of sardines in water once a week will help. You can use the ones in oil if you drain and pat them dry - that's just too much oil for most dog's systems. Canned salmon in water is also good. This is something you have to work up to slowly as the fish is very rich and may give your pup diarrhea. Start with a couple of tablespoons of salmon or maybe two sardines added to a slightly lesser amount of the kibble. When you get up to the full amount, it would replace one meal of kibble, not be an addition.
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    DefaultRe: Constant Scratching

    Quote Originally Posted by AmazonGold
    Feeding a small can or two of sardines in water once a week will help. You can use the ones in oil if you drain and pat them dry - that's just too much oil for most dog's systems. Canned salmon in water is also good. This is something you have to work up to slowly as the fish is very rich and may give your pup
    Is it puppies or older dogs you drain the oil off.
    I am sorry if I have given wrong information. I have been saying use the whole can with the oil.
    I was told in here years ago that is the best way of getting the omega 3.
    I gave it to Kassa and Erns has no problem. People stop me in the street and remark on the shiny coat.



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    DefaultRe: Constant Scratching

    Well, we tried the Sardines this weekend, and she totally turned her nose up to it. I will have to try another fish...

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