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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2014, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Dry skin remedies!?

Cold weather/heat being on in the house has caused my pup some dry skin issues recently. Wondering what you guys do for a quick fix of the issue!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2014, 09:06 PM
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*Humidifier
*Coconut oil in food and on itchy "spots"
*A combination oil of Herring, Coconut and Hemp = Sh-emp Oil FANTASTIC product!
From Canada: http://ineedthat.corecommerce.com/SH-EMP-OIL.html
From USA: http://animalnature.net/animal-nature-product-listing.html phone: 412 723 2194 Jason @ Animal Nature (he can over-night this for you).
*Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (this one is medicinal): 50% ACV & 50% water: for after bath rinse or in a spray bottle for itchy spots.



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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2014, 09:20 PM
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Forgot to include this FYI:
From Mercola Healthy Pets: “Most foods available, whether purchased commercial or homemade, are rich in omega-6 fatty acids. Because the average pet diet is heavy in omega-6’s, supplementing with additional omega-6’s in the form of corn oil, olive oil, safflower oil or even flax oil (that contains some vegetable sources of omega 3’s, but also omega 6’s) can create an imbalance serious enough to cause skin problems.
Omega-6 fatty acids, in abundance, become pro-inflammatory (not anti-inflammatory) oils. If your pet gets too many of these without a balance of healthy fish-based oils – DHA and EPA – it can be a real problem. It’s also important to note that dogs and cats cannot convert omega-3 vegetable sources into DHA. Flax oil has some omega-3 value for humans, but that doesn’t hold true for your pet. So it’s really important that you supply fish-body oils or krill oil to your dog or cat. Since most pet foods contain far more omega-6 fats than omega-3 fats, your pet may benefit from additional omega 3's in its diet. "


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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2014, 10:46 PM
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Vitamin E oil in food or rubbed on skin, along with cod liver oil. Bag balm rubbed on skin also works.
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Add coconut oil to food and rub some on the skin directly.
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THANK YOU ALL!!! i'm going to invest in multiple different products to see what works best for him!
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I turn up the humidifier during the cold and dry MN winters and supplement with some vitamin E as well.....seems to make a difference.


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HUMIDIFIER.

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