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arctic 08-30-2014 02:17 AM

Dry Flaky Skin for 6 month old when brushed
 
I recently brushed my puppy for the first time in 2-3 weeks (a few days after she came back from the groomer) and noticed that everywhere I brushed, dry flaky white skin seem to be coming off like powder.

Did I bath her too often? Does she have some type of dandruff condition? Is this common during shedding season (she seems to be shedding a lot of her coat right now)? I should note that she is not itching all that much at all. And her coat itself looks great.

I'm thinking of adding a table spoon of olive oil to her food after reading about someone who had success with this home remedy.

Any tips would be appreciated.

Ace GSD 08-30-2014 02:21 AM

Happened to me... i changed shampoo and diet and its all gone, no more flakes.

arctic 08-30-2014 02:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Ace GSD (Post 5963465)
Happened to me... i changed shampoo and diet and its all gone, no more flakes.

I think it was the shampoo. I noticed the breeder used some kind of home brew she kept in a bottle (I used a special puppy shampoo which never caused the flakes).

I'm hoping it resolves itself in a few weeks and probably won't take her to the same breeder again.

Lwilley 08-30-2014 06:27 AM

We give our dog a fish oil pill every day with a meal. It is wonderful for skin and fur!

arctic 08-30-2014 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Lwilley (Post 5963649)
We give our dog a fish oil pill every day with a meal. It is wonderful for skin and fur!


Can you link to the fish oil pill you use? I'll have to give that one a try, although I'm already feeding her Orijen 6 Fish.

arctic 08-30-2014 11:01 AM

Read through some other threads. Looks like dandruff is also common when a puppy is losing its puppy coat -- and my puppy is DEFINITELY losing her puppy coat at 6 months because there is a LOT of hair coming off!

Momto2GSDs 08-30-2014 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by arctic (Post 5964266)
Read through some other threads. Looks like dandruff is also common when a puppy is losing its puppy coat -- and my puppy is DEFINITELY losing her puppy coat at 6 months because there is a LOT of hair coming off!

Here is a home-made recipe you may want to try:
Listerine Recipe For Dry/Itchy Skin
I know it sounds greasy, but itís really not! Works well on dogs with skin issues, hot spots, dandruff, and dry skin.
In a clean spray bottle add 1/3 cup of baby oil, 1/3 cup of original Listerine (the gold colored one) and 1/3 cup of purified water. Shake the bottle to mix, spray lightly on dog and work into coat. Repeat during the week when you see that it has absorbed. Avoid the eyes. Always shake mixture before spritzing.

Moms:)

arctic 08-30-2014 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Momto2GSDs (Post 5964521)
Here is a home-made recipe you may want to try:
Listerine Recipe For Dry/Itchy Skin
I know it sounds greasy, but itís really not! Works well on dogs with skin issues, hot spots, dandruff, and dry skin.
In a clean spray bottle add 1/3 cup of baby oil, 1/3 cup of original Listerine (the gold colored one) and 1/3 cup of purified water. Shake the bottle to mix, spray lightly on dog and work into coat. Repeat during the week when you see that it has absorbed. Avoid the eyes. Always shake mixture before spritzing.

Moms:)

Thanks! I'll give it a try. I'll also go buy some coconut oil and plan to add a teaspoon of it to her meals.

Momto2GSDs 08-30-2014 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by arctic (Post 5964561)
Thanks! I'll give it a try. I'll also go buy some coconut oil and plan to add a teaspoon of it to her meals.

Coconut Oil is fantastic but you may want to try the following product:
Sh-emp Oil: SH-EMP OIL Nutritional oil


I LOVE that these three oils are combined!
Sh-Emp Oil Blend is a blend of deep cold-water herring oil, organically grown cold pressed hemp seed oil, organically grown hand pressed extra virgin coconut oil and is the perfect partner for Feed-Sentials K9.

The herring oil is a source of brain enhancing DHA/EPA, which can be converted by the body into Omega 3. Hemp oil is a source of Omega 6, 3, 9 and GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid). The virgin coconut oil found in Sh-Emp is a medium chain triglyceride rich in lauric acid. It provides both nutrient and functional value. Sh-Emp is very shelf-stable. No refrigeration required. If stored below 70F it may solidify. Simply stand container in warm water to liquify.

The benefits of EFA's (Essential Fatty Acids) are:

  • maintenance of working structure of cell membranes
  • proper nutrient distribution
  • heart and artery maintenance
  • skin health and appearance
  • hormone production
  • brain, nerve and eye function
  • joint lubrication
  • anti-inflammatory
  • improves muscle tone and reduces subcutaneous fat.
  • GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid) is a free radical scavenging antioxidant

The properties and benefits of virgin coconut oil include:

  • anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-diarrhea
  • anti-protozoal
  • immune system support
  • glandular support (adrenal and thyroid)
  • provides quick energy to exhausted muscles
  • does not require pancreatic or digestive enzymes
  • maintains healthy intestinal flora
  • promotes normal digestion and assists the absorption of nutrients
Moms:)

MyHans-someBoy 08-30-2014 03:11 PM

The Listerine Recipe is good stuff!

Hans holds really still to let me work it into his fur/skin.

It does help a lot with dry skin and it makes him smell good too!


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