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You know how it is when you tan and then get flaky afterwards? Man, I was rubbing Cloud's tummy and noticed that his belly was that flaky! I was like
! Poor baby. I put baby oil on it. I need to start using the oatmeal shampoo on him. It's not the same as the rainforest though
. Thank goodness for the rainforest cologne!


Should I use something else rather than baby oil? I try to stretch his baths as long as possible. The heat in my house is usually low, too. I saw a lil bit of blood on his belly. I think it's because he scatched it
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i would ask your vet if they carry efa-z plus, it is a fatty acid supplement to help with flaky skin here is a link about skin conditionsskin
 

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yeah, the same thing happened to sprite whenshe was a puppy. i went to the vet and he came me these vitamin pills. They were vitamin E gel capsules. i would poke a knife into it and i would squeeze out the stuff into sprites mouth.




it helped a lot. and now that we use Flaxseed Oil in the dogs food---we havent had any problems with dry skin.
 

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There are a variety of different fatty acid supplements you can use.

3V Caps and DermCaps come in caps or liquid.

Flax seed oil can be added to their food. If your dog has food allergies, I probably would not use this as flax can be an allergens.

Fish oil caps.

Fish! Most people use canned sardines or mackeral and feed them once or twice a week.

An all-around supplement like Nupro or Inflight.

Mikey can't take any of these and is on a very low fat diet. I keep his belly clipped and put eucerin lotion on it. He doesn't lick it, so for him it is safe.
 

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Thanks everyone!
The last time I bathed him, I believe was the begining of this month (when I posted that dirty picture of Cloud). I'll go to the vet tomorrow (noriko's spay
) and I'll see if they have anythinig. Maybe I can use my Curel lotion on him. It's dermatologist tested.
 

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Originally posted by ButterCloudandNoriko@Jan 16 2005, 11:29 AM
Thanks everyone! 
  The last time I bathed him, I believe was the begining of this month (when I posted that dirty picture of Cloud).  I'll go to the vet tomorrow (noriko's spay
) and I'll see if they have anythinig.  Maybe I can use my Curel lotion on him.  It's dermatologist tested.

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u have to be careful what u put on their skin, because they lick them selves. it has to be a product safe for their consumption.
 

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yeah...i wouldnt put human lotion on a dog. trust me, those derm caps will definitely work. your vet should sell them at his office. i did it for about a month on sprite. and the dogs have flaxseed in their food twice a day....so far they havent had any problems. gruffi used to get dandruff all the time. i hope noriko is doing great!
 

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I have noticed that Laceys hair is a little dry. I have only been giving her a bath every 2 to 3 weeks and not using a whiting shampoo. I believe the heat in the house isn't helping, my hair and skin also gets dry. Would any of the products that have been mentioned work for lacey?
 

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Any of the fatty acid supplements will help. In the winter, though, coats tend to suffer in the heat of the house. Using a conditioning spray while brushing and bathing and conditioning weekly (or every 10 days) will make a huge difference during this time.
 

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thanks JMM. Don't know what we would do without all of your very helpful info. If I go to the health food store can I pick something up there? or the drug store or should I ask my vet?
 

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i would ask ur vet...or check the petstore...they carry some products....but ur vet is ur best bet in getting the best product for ur pooch
 

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I usually like to check with my vet before starting any supplements to be sure they are not contraindicated for any other medications or health problems my dog has.

My favorites are 3V Caps followed by DermCaps. Your vet probably caries one or both. If you do the health food store, I would probably go with flax seed oil.
 

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geezz I never had a dry skin problem and I bathe him at least every 2 weeks. And I could have one because when he has a bout of staph infection around his pecker I wipe the area with 90% alcohol.
 

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Oh my! I would NOT wipe that area with alcohol! Use baby wipes. Can you imagine wiping yourself with alcohol?
 

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I forgot what the doctor recommended. I think it was the V3 or whatever that smells like fish. Anyway, they say it's 14 bucks there
. I'm not buying it there! I'm looking somewhere else!
 

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Hmm, I'll ask my vet about that today. Thanks!
 

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OUCH! alcohol!! how painful..true alcohol is a good germ fighter, but it can be irritating to the skin.
 
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