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02-18-2014 03:36 AM
volcano You said you are worried about raw? Your dog may have allergies but you dont want to pay for the test? Going raw may or may not fix it depending on the allergy.
02-18-2014 02:51 AM

He's now a chronic itcher. Mite meds seemed to help in bald spots he had before, but now he's chewing himself so much he's loosing fur on this hips and legs and belly. I don't know what it is.. Read a disaster post on here of someone switching their dog to raw foods and doing all this other stuff and their dog got really bad.. He had red bumps that look like flea bites but no fleas.. I'm stumped. Afraid to ask the vet cause I don't want to spend thousands on tests.. I bathe him about once a month.. Maybe I should do it less? My pup is now 5 months old. Thinking of switching to food breeders had him on. We have him on natural food, no soy, corn or wheat...

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01-22-2014 02:12 PM
mydogs Yep my pup at 13 weeks exactly had dandruff he's now 16 weeks and gone. It lasted for 2 days

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01-22-2014 12:32 PM
Originally Posted by lkcheertex View Post
Baron is 13 weeks and I believe his adult coat is coming in. He seems to be getting dandruff. Anything I can do to help or prevent? He has a mostly black coat so it's very noticeable.

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My puppy is 13 weeks too and also has dandruff right now. My previous puppies had it at this age too. I'm told it's common in puppies because their coats are changing and their skin is not producing oil like and adult (the latter was just told to me by a vet). Someone suggested spritzing the coat with diluted apple cider vinegar. Also, do not overbathe the puppy.

It's very likely not stress or food related, especially if it's just happening at this particular age and nothing else has changed. My dogs all have solid nerves and have had no food changes, they just get dandruff for a few weeks at this stage.
01-22-2014 12:25 PM
Freestep Some amount of dandruff and skin flakes are normal, as the pup sheds his puppy fur. It's part of the normal growing/shedding cycle when old skin cells are cast off and new ones are created.

Of course when the coat is black it's much more noticeable. A bath with mild shampoo such as Earthbath will help remove the flakes. You can also spray Listerine (only the original gold type) on the dry coat and use a rubber curry comb, Zoomgroom, or towel to wipe down. Old groomer's trick.
01-22-2014 11:48 AM

Just check out google, look up dogs producing dander when stressed. I work at petco and I see things like this allot, especially with groom dogs, some of them are so freaked out by the groom that they blow there coat end end up leaving looking worse then they did when they came in.

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01-22-2014 11:44 AM
Liz&Anna Dogs produce dander when they are stressed, they blow their coat it is extremely common, you'll notice it when you are some place new. Or on a car ride, just brush your pup and don't worry about it. Also don't try and fix it with shampoo, that actually drys the skin out more. I think it's just stress and will probably pass.

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01-22-2014 12:28 AM
Courtney_Chambers Yeah, we found out it was mites from the vet. Not food related. He had a skin scraping done to confirm it. He's doing so much better!

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01-01-2014 09:19 PM
doggiedad maybe a bath usuing some natural, organic or medicated shampoo.
01-01-2014 07:10 PM
Originally Posted by Courtney_Chambers View Post
Our dog had dandruff and itchy skin and turned out to be from the mites that are naturally on their fur. As puppies their immune system isn't strong enough to keep them from getting out of hand. Antibiotics help get them back under control. I guess it's a common thing.

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I would look into this. I was just guessing with the food. I know the food change helped my dog but you should probably talk to the vet to rule out any other problems.
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