Jump to content

Dry Skin


Recommended Posts

My foster has really dry skin. He drinks a ton of water & I give him fish oil capsules (one pill twice/day - they are from Sams) yet he has a lot of dandruff. I have looked him & my pets over, no sign of fleas. I really don't want to put a humidifier in my apartment, although I know the air is dry here in Michigan with winter coming. So, any suggestions on what to add to his diet? I am currently feeding him TOTW Pacific Stream.


Could this be because he is blowing his track coat & I just need to brush him more? I brushed him yesterday & got a fair amount of hair off of him, which is what kicked up a lot of dandruff.

Edited by kolarik1

greytalk signature 2020.jpg

Marble, Noah, Eden, Raya (red heeler), Cooper & Trooper (naughty kittens)

Missing my bridge angels: Pop, Zelda, Mousey & Carmel

Link to comment
Share on other sites

it takes a minimium of 6 weeks for anything to start working and for him to blow his old coat. blowing coat can be helped by brushing or using a soft rubber curry comb(a rubber oval w/ notches found at a tack shop) but nature just has to take it's course, it might take longer. i found that lakse cronch cold pressed fish oil works the best. tried capsules,olive oil, bacon fat, nupro and old fashioned linatone- no luck and i like regulating the # of pumps out of the bottle. felix and annie are 77# and 62# the each get 4 pumps/squirts per day and have wonderful skin and coats. the only other thing i occasionally suppliment w/ are probiotics. i'm not big on suppliments. doggiefood.com is running a sale, 15% off currently, that's where i buy my oil, 88 oz lasts nearly 1/2 a year.


oh, what color is he??? blacks are notorious for dandruff!

Edited by cleptogrey
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...