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is it normal for them to get this? my poor baby has dry skin and I dont know why. any info?
 

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Your dog need more fat in it's diet, switch over to a dog food with a higher fat contant and maybe once a week put a little bacon grease in his food not only will the dandruf go away but you will notice within a few weeks his coat will be shiny and softer!
 

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Your dog need more fat in it's diet, switch over to a dog food with a higher fat contant and maybe once a week put a little bacon grease in his food not only will the dandruf go away but you will notice within a few weeks his coat will be shiny and softer!

ok, I will try. any food suggestions?
 

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Hmmm....... I would suggest feeding a quality food if you don't already there are really quite a few Dick van pattons, Canidae, Chicken soup (by Diamond), and quite a few others. It could be numerous things though don't bathe too often which is normally the simple case in many instances. Feed a quality food, make sure your pup has plenty of fresh water. There are so many instances that could be the problem really. I don't know about the bacon grease or supplements from what I've learned and listened to, things like that shouldn't be necessary when feeding quality food, or not drying out their skin with too many baths. :)
 

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How old is your puppy now? My pups are eight weeks, and they're just starting to get a little dander and dullness to their coats, so I think they will start losing their puppy coats soon, which should be replaced by sleeker adult coats. Just a thought.
 

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I agree that a quality food would help. What are you feeding now? Something else that could help moisten the skin is Fish oil. I use the oil made by Kronch. It comes in various sizes and has a pump so its easy to put over the food. The reason the fish oil should help is because it is high in Omega fatty acids which is benficial for the skin. I would give double the regular dose for a couple months or until you see improvment and then back off to the maintenance dose. Here is a site that sells the Kronch oil.

http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=160001

PS read the review near the bottom of the page!
 

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I feed Kate Royal Canine and she has been getting dandruff lately. She also doesn't get consistant baths so that can't be drying out her skin. do you think I need to change foods too or should I just add a supplement to her meals?
 

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Kate, I would just add the supplement. It's probably just a little winter-time dryness that the supplements can take care of. I would try that first, before going through the process of changing her food altogether.
 

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awesome, thank you :)
 
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