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Thread: My dog has dandruff!!

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    My dog has dandruff!!

    We have a golden retriever who is 9 years old, in the house mostly, eats dry dog food and he has dandruff. Big flakey dandruff. He has had dandruff ever since we brought him home as a pup. I had asked the vet about it and he said it seems to bother me more than the dog so we shouldn't worry so much about it. Another vet in the practice recommended some kind of oil put in his food, every day a tablespoon at a time. I forget what kind it is!! The last bottle went bad and was thrown out. A tablespoon at a time lasts a l o n g time. Any suggestions from the Board?

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    We need our daily oils to stay healthy ... so does your dog.
    Why not ask your vet again ... perhaps one of your oils in your kitchen could be shared?
    Be sure whatever you choose, is "dog-safe"!!
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    Check this site:

    http://www.dog-dandruff.com/

    I agree with QuiltE, both the Omega-3s and flaxseed oil are very healthy for you too. That way the oil would not go bad.
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    my little dogs had dandruff I put Olive oil on their kibbles every other day and no more dandruff

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    I add olive oil to my dogs wet food in the evening during the cold winter months when the air is drier. Sometimes I put extra water in it to make sure he gets extra fluid. I've heard olive oil isn't the best, that fish oil is better, but I use what I have and he loves it and it really does help.

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    We, too, had a dog with the telltale dandruff that was embarassing to me. The olive oil on the dog food did the trick. WW says we should have 2 Tbs. per day of healthy oil, why not the dog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by polly13 View Post
    We, too, had a dog with the telltale dandruff that was embarassing to me. The olive oil on the dog food did the trick. WW says we should have 2 Tbs. per day of healthy oil, why not the dog?
    I believe WW says 2 teaspoons, not tablespoons per day!
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    If the oil doesn't help the dandruff, it could be allergies or a fungus (dandruff is a yeast). My vet said to try dandruff shampoo and oil on my black lab, and if that didn't work to give him Benadryl.

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    My poodle has skin allergies and gets something the vet calls "cradle cap". I used antibiotics to clear any infection and then she advised benadryl. Since then, the allergies are MUCH better and her cradle cap is gone. Good luck.
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    Our dog had dry skin too and we put him on flaxseed oil and it helped with the dryness and gave him a beautiful coat.

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