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My 9 YO female has recently started scratching her stomach are (both sides). She would do it occassionaly and I'm not sure if it was the same spot, but now she's doing it more often. I notice it more when she firsts sees me, like after waking up in the morning or when I come back from work. On one side she has like a bump on her skin that a vet said was normal, without much examination. Could it be allergies, boredom? I'm feeding her TOWT with Nupro supplement twice a day. Thank you.
 

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It could be dry skin. I'd suggest supplementing with:

Liquid Health Naturals K9 Glucosamine I like this because of the aloe which also is good for the skin and digestion
Nordic Naturals Omega 3 for pets
Turmeric (I make the gold paste recipe here Healing Golden Turmeric Paste Recipe For Your Dog) I don't add the pepper since I read that it can sometimes cause stomach issues. Healing Golden Turmeric Paste Recipe For Your Dog
Coconut oil (1 tsp per 10 lbs. of weight)-start slowly with small dose.

Also since the scratching doesn't get to be a habit, try to distract her when she does it.
 

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Thanks a lot! I will give those a try and see if it improves. What do you think about this Omega 3: https://iheartdogs.com/improve-your-german-shepherds-skin-coat-with-this-one-simple-hack/ have you heard about it? Does it sound legit or just a bunch of marketing copy?

It could be dry skin. I'd suggest supplementing with:

Liquid Health Naturals K9 Glucosamine I like this because of the aloe which also is good for the skin and digestion
Nordic Naturals Omega 3 for pets
Turmeric (I make the gold paste recipe here Healing Golden Turmeric Paste Recipe For Your Dog) I don't add the pepper since I read that it can sometimes cause stomach issues. Healing Golden Turmeric Paste Recipe For Your Dog
Coconut oil (1 tsp per 10 lbs. of weight)-start slowly with small dose.

Also since the scratching doesn't get to be a habit, try to distract her when she does it.
 

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Thanks a lot! I will give those a try and see if it improves. What do you think about this Omega 3: https://iheartdogs.com/improve-your-german-shepherds-skin-coat-with-this-one-simple-hack/ have you heard about it? Does it sound legit or just a bunch of marketing copy?
I would hesitate because of the flaxmeal oil which can cause skin problems in dogs who are sensitive to it and also all the other ingredients when all I want to pay for in that supplement is fish oil. I also take Nordic Naturals for people and their pet version is the same high quality it just doesn't have the lemon to hide the fish taste. But I do see the advantage in a chew form if the dog refuses the liquid or the gel caps. Currently Baron is on the liquid Nordic Naturals Pet Omega 3 and he laps it up. https://www.nordicnaturals.com/en/Products/Product_Details/514/?ProdID=1585

This article reviewing fish oil for dogs may also give you further information:

https://www.puppywire.com/fish-oil-supplement/

And these articles on are Iheartdogs.com:

https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/iheartdogs.com

https://www.complaintsboard.com/byurl/iheartdogs.com.html
 

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I would hesitate because of the flaxmeal oil which can cause skin problems in dogs who are sensitive to it and also all the other ingredients when all I want to pay for in that supplement is fish oil. I also take Nordic Naturals for people and their pet version is the same high quality it just doesn't have the lemon to hide the fish taste. But I do see the advantage in a chew form if the dog refuses the liquid or the gel caps. Currently Baron is on the liquid Nordic Naturals Pet Omega 3 and he laps it up. https://www.nordicnaturals.com/en/Products/Product_Details/514/?ProdID=1585

This article reviewing fish oil for dogs may also give you further information:

https://www.puppywire.com/fish-oil-supplement/

And these articles on are Iheartdogs.com:

https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/iheartdogs.com

https://www.complaintsboard.com/byurl/iheartdogs.com.html
Thanks, again!
 
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