4 month old itching - German Shepherd Dog Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 37
4 month old itching

It's been colder than normal here the past couple of days so the heater has been on far more than normal. My four month old has been itching like crazy, I think it is dry skin. I bathed him 2 weeks ago using oatmeal shampoo and conditioner, he eats TOTW pacific stream puppy, and I brush him every other day. Thinking about going to Walgreens and getting a humidifier and have read about adding salmon oil but not sure how much. Any suggestions would be so appritiated.
newtexas is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 37
Do you think it's to soon for another bath with oatmeal shampoo and oatmeal conditioner?
newtexas is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Knighted Member
Msmaria's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Posts: 2,319
I give my dog the costco 1000mg of fish oil. But that may be too much for a puppy, especially as a starting dose. So I hope someone else can come along. A humidifier may help along with some benadryl. Ask your vet for a dosage, or someone else here might know. How much does your puppy weigh?
Msmaria is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 02:27 PM
Elite Member
WVGSD's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 1,406
I would stop bathing him so frequently. Unless he goes outside and gets heavily soiled, I would not bathe him at all.


Sabra - female GSD - born April 30, 2012
Sargeant - rescued senior GSD male/foster failure - approximately ten years old (August 2013)
Max - rescued GSD - Dec 22, 2010 to March 7, 2012 - at the bridge
Sable - rescued GSD - at the bridge
WVGSD is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 37
He has only had one bath since we got him. I know not to bathe him frequently but was more curious about the conditioner helping him.
newtexas is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome