Log In Sign Up

dandruff


Forum: Pet Owners and Animal Lovers

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Pet Owners and Animal Lovers LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
December 3rd, 2011, 11:36 AM
Regular
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 69
normal or less normal? i havent really noticed this much dandruff before, but then again it is the cold season now and skin can get dry and flakey. but also, he got a new food almost a month ago [and it has grain in it....]
which would be the more probable culprit?
__________________
__________________________________________________ ___________________________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
December 3rd, 2011, 01:53 PM
PointDefiance's Avatar My job is life itself.
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 3,567
Could be either or... I know because my dogs are inside all winter, the dry heat will dry their skin out. I usually give them fish oil to help. You could try doing that and see how it goes, if the dry skin keeps up, then maybe it is the food
__________________
Thank you Jaidynsmum... for the lovely siggy!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
December 4th, 2011, 01:44 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 7,429
It could be either or both. You can tree a tea tree oil shampoo like Earthbath's Tea Tree Oil, or as the above poster mentioned you can give fish oil, the human capsules are fine, general rule is 1,000mg per 20 pounds of body weight, or you could try a grain free food.

I would caution against trying more than one thing every 3-4 weeks though as then you will not know what was the thing that helped.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
December 5th, 2011, 12:37 PM
Jen.Uh.Fur's Avatar Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 21
I third the fish oil.

Does your dog have a history or getting flaky skin this time of year? If this is the first year that it is super bad, then I would lean more towards the food. But either way the fish oil does help a lot!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
December 12th, 2011, 11:05 PM
Regular
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 69
this is actually his first winter. :] when he was a puppy he bad pretty bad dandruff. he had about 15 littermates [two litters] and their yard was pretty much all dirt. they fed him ol roy.. so it could very well be the food. unfortunately, my finances dont allow me to buy taste of the wild right now.. :\ i cant wait to get this stuff figured out! in the mean time, ill get some fish oil. and start giving him eggs again, store bought since my chickens havent been laying well.
__________________
__________________________________________________ ___________________________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
December 12th, 2011, 11:47 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 7,429
Make sure not to give anymore than 2 eggs per week, anymore than that can hinder the absorption of certain vitamins/minerals.

Also, Taste of the Wild is a good food, but there are others that are better than say Dog Chow, but not as expensive as Taste of the Wild. Also, look around, TOTW can vary GREATLY in price. For example, the feed store down the road for me sells it for $40 per 30 pound bag, but the feed store 20 minutes away sells it for $60 per 30 pound bag. HUGE difference in price! So look around. Also, Earthborn is a good food and cheaper than TOTW. OR if you have a Costco (or know of someone who has a card) they carry Nature's Domain that is a decent food and is 35 pounds for $30. Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul is typically reasonably priced but is a decent food.

So not sure what you're feeding right now, but there are other options that won't break the bank but are better quality than grocery store brands.

You may also want to try a shampoo from Earthbath called Tea Tree Oil shampoo. It's done wonders for my GSD who has gotten itchy this winter. I use it once a week and it works very well for him. It's a little pricey as far as shampoo goes ($13), but I've had it for a month and there's still at least 3/4 of a bottle left and I've been using it weekly for a 70 pound dog. A little bit goes a long way.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:27 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0