Will using Fish Oil help with my dogs dry skin?
Topic: Will using Fish Oil help with my dogs dry skin?
July 16, 2019 / By Bethel Question:
I have been looking into different options for helping my dogs get rid of their dry skin. My aunt mentioned fish oil so I read up on it and read that fish oil is very beneficial for dogs but was wondering will it get rid of their itchy dry skin?
Best Answers: Will using Fish Oil help with my dogs dry skin?
Aggye | 3 days ago
Yes that's a good thing to certainly try. You never know, but if your concerned at all you can always ask a grooming specialist or a vet to make sure it's not something more than just dry skin. Just don't bathe him too much also, cause that can lead to dry skin or making it worse even with moisturizing shampoo.
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Originally Answered: Besides fish oils what can I do to get rid of mini schnauzer's dry skin?
Well, the Iams may agree with her stomach, but not her skin. I would suggest that you try some better quality dog food such as Canidae, Wellness, Taste of the Wild, etc. Innova is also very good, but can be a little rich for some dogs. Just make sure to you make the transition from one dog food to another very, very slowly. Also, you can try some of the specialty shampoos that are readily available at Petco, Petsmart, etc. Many are made specifically for dry skin and can help at a topical level. However, I do think her basic problem is the diet which should be addressed.
I feed my dog sardines 3 times a week to keep his coat healthy, but his skin is not particularly dry to begin with.
I have a recipe here, I know a few people have used it with good results so you could try this
500ml Extra virgin olive oil
125ml Cod Liver Oil
125ml Wheat Germ Oil
125ml Flaxseed Oil
125ml Sunflower Oil
4 Cloves Fresh Garlic Crushed Or 2 tsp of dried garlic powder
Crush fresh garlic and add to total oil mix.
Replace plastic pour gadget and put lid on the bottle. Shake well then store in your fridge.
Dogs from 1kg – 10kgs - pour one teaspoon over their dinner once a day.
Dogs from 11kgs – 20kg - pour two teaspoons over their dinner once a day.
Dogs 20kg and over – pour 1 table spoon over their dinner once a day.
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Nutrition can play an important role in eliminating dry, flaky skin in a dog. Be sure that you're feeding your dog a nutritionally balanced diet. If you're using commercial dog food, use a premium brand and supplement with Omega-3 fatty acid supplements. Deficiency in essential fatty acids can often present with dry, flaky skin in dogs. A balanced diet and supplementation with high quality fatty acids can often correct the problem of dry, itchy skin in dogs.
you're using a harsh shampoo on your dog's skin, it may be stripping the skin surface of essentials oils and aggravating your dog's dry skin. Choose an all natural dog shampoo with essential oils formulated for dogs with sensitive skin. You can also purchase canine creme rinses that have added hydrocortisone to relieve severe itching and reduce inflammation. One such product is Itch Stop Crème Rinse for dogs carried by Foster and Smith. This can provide welcome relief to a dog persecuted by severe itching due to dry skin or allergies.
An oatmeal paste can be quite soothing to dry, itchy skin in a dog. To make an oatmeal salve, mix oatmeal with water to form a thick paste. Apply it to your dog's skin and place a warm towel over the area. Keep your dog calm for fifteen minutes before removing the towel and the oatmeal paste. Apply this treatment every day and you should see improvement over time. You can also purchase oatmeal dog shampoos that have a soothing effect on canine skin.
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It can certainly help. The fatty acids in fish oil are excellent for skin and coat health so it's worth a try.
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1/2 tsp per day of Cold Pressed Wheatgerm Oil may be all you need. A bottle will last for ages. It's the rich Vitamin E in it that is good for the skin. Maybe the wheatgerm oil will work quicker than the fish oils.
Add: So what's with the -TD's on wheatgerm oil? Am I and others who use it to good effect missing something here??
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Originally Answered: I like the home cooked meals idea. My dogs skin.?
If you cook meat it takes all the nutrients out of it. If you cannot do raw just stick with a quality kibble. Raw does not make dogs aggressive, bad breeding and training does.
Taste of the Wild
Also, Beagles are high energy dogs, you mentioned he is fat so I would get him on a good exercise routine. If he is Brachycephalic (smushed in face) then fast walking should be good.
If you cannot afford it then I very highly recommend a raw diet. It is much cheaper and much healthier. Also, fruits and veggies are not necessary in a dogs diet, they are carnivores.
Here is a great website on raw feeding and myths, at least take a look.
> http://rawfed.com/myths/feedraw.html <
Thank you! I imagine your dog has an interesting look... haha.
You can exercise your dog inside, play fetch, tug-of-war, or just plain running around like an idiot. ツ