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Dog Dandruff

Postby powerduster021812 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:43 pm

I've given my dog Benji his first bath, and he's had pretty bad dandruff ever since. Any recommendations on a good shampoo for this? He seems to be itchy from it. Thanks!
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Re: Dog Dandruff

Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:11 pm

Use a moisturizing shampoo made for dogs, an oatmeal formula is usually best.

Make sure to rinse well, and rinse with luke-cool water so you don't dry out the skin.
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Re: Dog Dandruff

Postby Mooresmajestic » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:10 pm

Misskiwi67 wrote:Use a moisturizing shampoo made for dogs, an oatmeal formula is usually best.

Make sure to rinse well, and rinse with luke-cool water so you don't dry out the skin.


This, and dilute the shampoo. 1/2 shampoo, 1/2 water (or more). It doesn't need to be full strength to work, and it rinses out more easily.
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Re: Dog Dandruff

Postby Curly_07 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:33 pm

I use coconut oil in my dogs food along with salmon oil to help with the dandruff. The above is good too until you can get her to produce enough oils to not be flakey.
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Re: Dog Dandruff

Postby powerduster021812 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:59 pm

Thanks guys, I'll try these tips out and let you all know how it works! :)
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Re: Dog Dandruff

Postby dogs4jen » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:49 pm

If you want to try a different brand of shampoo, I think Earthbath is great. Their oatmeal shampoo is wonderful for adults, and their puppy shampoo is great too, although I think it smells like cough syrup.
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Re: Dog Dandruff

Postby El_EmDubya » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:18 pm

Curly_07 wrote:I use coconut oil in my dogs food along with salmon oil to help with the dandruff. The above is good too until you can get her to produce enough oils to not be flakey.


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Re: Dog Dandruff

Postby jalapenocupcakes » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:36 pm

I second the coconut oil in the food! My blue has terrible skin allergies (which they are infamous for) and changing her food really helped her dandruff and crusty edged ears. We have had her on Victor brand food for about six months and I am very happy with the improvement in her skin and ears.
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