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Initial post: Jan 15, 2009 12:37:48 PM PST
BaileysMom says:
I have only seen dosing information for adult dogs. Since our new puppy is prone to skin problems (Bichon) I would like to do something to prevent dryness and irritation. I am especially concerned since the vet insists we only bathe her once a month. I don't think we can go any longer than 2 weeks. It hasn't even been 1 week since her last bath and she is already stinky. Any recommendations? We don't go back to the vet for about a month and since he thinks the only answer is infrequent bathing, I am not sure he will be much help.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2009 9:14:45 PM PST
C. Keller says:
As a vet tech working with an allergy specialist, I'll tell you what our Dr would recommend. 1st off Missing Link on the food. It contains Omega 3 and does wonders for the fur and skin! We have our clients start it right off when they get their pets because we've seen it do wonders and it really seems to increase quality of life. Plus 1 bag can last a small dog a couple months. 2nd Douxo Calm shampoo baths every week! Most of our high allergy/ bad skin patients get weekly baths and it does wonders! I use both products on my own cats!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2009 11:18:29 AM PST
S. Greenland says:
Hello, I have a Chinese Crested puppy who presented with skin lesions and scales after recieving his puppy vacc. My first vet told me that I would have to go through some really expensive testing and a life time on prednisone if I wanted to find out what actually caused the problems, but it turns out (after getting a second opinion) that he has a food allergy, I have since switched him to a Kangaroo diet made by Iams and he gets a small amount of Omega oil on his food every day. He eats 1/3 of a cup twice a day and he gets 1/8 of a tsp of the oil. he has since been very healthy and rash free. I hope that helps you a little!

Posted on Feb 6, 2009 9:30:06 PM PST
dog lover says:
I have two mini schnauzers with dry and flaky skin and coat, my vet recommended Derm Caps. It is a supplement for dogs. It is available on the internet at various pet sites. It seems to be working very well. No more scratching or flaky skin. Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 7, 2009 7:12:46 AM PST
CDaniels says:
How about Omega-3 supplements made for humans? My dog will eat the capsules, and I think she would also eat fish oil, -the fishy taste and smell does not seem to bother her.
In the dry winter, I've also been using Mane N'Tale conditioner, without rinsing. It leaves her coat soft and cuts down on the dander.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2009 12:05:35 PM PST
JMiller says:
I have had several dogs with this problem and all of them stopped having problems once put on a food called Blackwood 5000. Is people quality dry dog food. The blackwood 5000 is catfish and potato with no grains or by-products. You will have to find a retailer that sells it but that is easy to do if you search online. I have all of my dogs on it and their coats are beautiful, not a single flake on any of them and they do not stink. Depending on what you feed your dog you may notice a more frequent problem with odor. You bath them less which is good because their skin needs the oil they produce for it to be healthy. If you can't find Blackwood, try Wellness but stay away from the birds, chicken duck and make sure it has no chicken byproducts or grains in it

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2009 9:18:21 AM PST
I recommend that everyone buy the book 'THE NATURE OF ANIMAL HEALING' written by Martin Goldstein, DVM. The book is excellent. I think you will find out how to rid your dog of skin problems all together. Seems that diet (even some of the so called premium foods) plays a huge role in so many ailments with our pets. Commercial food became a thing of the past for my 2 Siamese cats after reading his book. What a wake-up call!!! And try try try to keep your pets off the steroids. It ONLY fixes the symptoms but does squat for the cause.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2009 9:19:09 AM PST
I recommend that everyone buy the book 'THE NATURE OF ANIMAL HEALING' written by Martin Goldstein, DVM. The book is excellent. I think you will find out how to rid your dog of skin problems all together. Seems that diet (even some of the so called premium foods) plays a huge role in so many ailments with our pets. Commercial food became a thing of the past for my 2 Siamese cats after reading his book. What a wake-up call!!! And try try try to keep your pets off the steroids. It ONLY fixes the symptoms but does squat for the cause.
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