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Bison is itchy again. I am a bit slow to catch on, but he did this the past two winters as well. Last winter, I was thinking allergy and even talked to the vet about it. We were on a "wait and watch" plan, but it cleared up in the spring. The winter before it was a hot spot... didn't make the connection. Third time, it finally clicks. Dryer air? Cold? I know my skin gets drier.

What can I do? I don't think he would appreciate the Bath and Body works lotion I use on my dry skin.
 

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Are you supplementing with Salmon oil/vitamin E? It does help. My dogs have started scratching in the past couple weeks,as we have turned on the furnace. I have a humidifier for the severe months(we heat w/ wood, too) Humidifiers help everyone!
 

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My skin gets dry so do the girls. I supplement with Raw egg, Olive Oil, fish oil, cod liver, salmon oil, oatmeal, yogurt. i dont bathe them as often in the winter time.
 

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Yep, dry skin, just like humans! When we run the furnace it gets dry in the house. You cna try to add more humidity to the air for him too.
 

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YES! me too! humidifier helps.
 

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How are you "supplementing"? Are they liquids you add to the food, liquid capsules?

I've been curious of this subject too, & was gonna start a new topic till I found this one. Nico has begun scratching & biting (chomping) like his skin is dry. I have a humidifier, but have not used it yet this year cause the humidity in the house is 65%.
 

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I use human grade salmon oil gel caps, you can give a couple in the am and pm and then give one 400iu vitamin E daily. I feed raw eggs about 4 times a week, too. My dogs still are scratching now, but I think it is the winter coat coming in.
 
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