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Supplements for skin issues

Postby ROLEX » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:04 pm

OK, both of my boys have skin issues. They got A LOT better with a food switch. But still not that shiny.
Rolex gets very itchy, sometimes red. But usually just 2x a year. Seasonal?
Deebo gets flaky, and he has the most sensitive skin I have ever seen. Brushing makes him so red, sometimes it looks like he's bleeding.

I was wondering what you use, why you like it, and if you have a picture of your dog sporting his shiny coat.
:)

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Postby msvette2u » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:07 pm

We feed Kirkland dog food - chicken/rice variety.

All the supplements in the world can't make up for crappy or cheap dog food.
If you feed a good food now, consider adding Wild Salmon Oil and Missing Link.

What food are you feeding?
You can view all our dogs at dogster.com http://www.dogster.com/dogs/201939
Their coats gleam. Scroll down to Meet my Family :)

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Postby FransterDoo » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:25 pm

I would suggest Salmon Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar to start.

also - what are you feeding currently?

Here's one of Hank after "The Toilet Paper Incident"
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Postby ROLEX » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:41 pm

I feed Blue Buffalo. Since I put them on it their skin got a lot better.
I want that extra kick to get their skin from just ok to great.

I tried missing link, they won't eat it :sad:
Also Rolex has a very sensitive stomach, so what I add has to be very gentle on the tummy.

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Postby FransterDoo » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:45 pm

Try Salmon Oil.

We use this kind:

http://www.grizzlypetproducts.com/


You can also read up about ACV on PBF:
http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.p ... er+vinegar

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Postby texturejunkie » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:01 pm

switch the food, and or try fish, hemp or flax oil.

those are the only quick recommendations other than a pro biotic / digestive enzyme regime with a decent food. (wich i think blue buffalo is... by memory without looking at ingredients)

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Postby PSU12 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:38 pm

i give my dogs fish oil tablest and feed them Natural Balance, and to me, their coats could not look any better/healthier

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Postby smileythai » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:32 am

Neem oil is good for skin problems.

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Postby akaspaddero » Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:02 am

Second what Fransterdoo said.

I also found that Prozyme helps Zoe....

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Postby ProudMommy77 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:09 am

I use the solid gold, seameal with flaxseed supplment, I have noticed a difference.

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Postby SonnysMomma » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:26 pm

FransterDoo wrote:Try Salmon Oil.

We use this kind:

http://www.grizzlypetproducts.com/


You can also read up about ACV on PBF:
http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.p ... er+vinegar


Is that the Grizzley Salmon oil in the pump bottle? How many suggest pumps per serving?

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Postby ROLEX » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:37 pm

would it be bad to add salmon oil and ACV to their food?
Or would that just be overkill lol

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Postby msvette2u » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:40 pm

SonnysMomma wrote:
FransterDoo wrote:Try Salmon Oil.

We use this kind:

http://www.grizzlypetproducts.com/


You can also read up about ACV on PBF:
http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.p ... er+vinegar


Is that the Grizzley Salmon oil in the pump bottle? How many suggest pumps per serving?


This is what we use, too, with dogs w/skin problems (haven't had one for a while) The recommend pumps per serving are on the back of the bottle.

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Postby haircrazie016 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:45 pm

coconut oil is good for their skin too.. and most dogs will eat a chunk of it as a treat, less messy then squirting it on their food. (when I say chunk i mean spoonful lol)

I also like to put a little jojoba oil directly on their coats and rub it in, it keeps their skin nice and moisturized :thumbsup:


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