I have a 3 yr old Basenji. Lately his skin has been HORRIBLY flaky…looks like he was just out in the snow. Ive tried Omega 3 pills..they work for awhile then it comes back (Im still giving him them while the flaky skin is coming back). Ive tried different foods and different shampoos. He is on a half raw diet of chicken and the other half is kibble. Ol Roy Complete Nutrition. Any other ideas for how to control his flaky skin?
uhm, Old Roy??? really? can i ask what is your thinking on an old roy/raw diet? (no I'm serious; i think this is one of the strangest combo's i've heard of)
otherwise a humidifier may help. oils added to the diet often work but sounds like you've tried that. Personally, I'd try a different kibble. My kids are on Taste of the Wild with some muttloaf (homemade) in the evening. It's very dry here and their skin/coat looks great. I only have one tri and of course the dandruff shows up better on the black coats, but even he looks great.
Another thing to consider…
Is your guy wearing a coat at all during the day or night ???
I asked this question in the showring section, and after doing a few experiments, I worked out that my guys were becoming very 'dundruffy' when wearing their coats all day and night. Im a bit of a fusspot with them, and as they were crated o/n, I was worried about them getting cold. So now coats off and dunruff gone :)...
I noticed a little dandruff on Ayo the other day after bathed him. Its also been unusually dry here lately, but it has since gone away. I think it has to do with the weather. oatmeal shampoonshould work except I don't think you should bathe him as that I'll dry his skin more. I would try the olive oil
Mmmmm think I might have spoken too soon, Java was having cuddles with me yesterday evening, and the horrible dandruff is back, BUT, only on him ??? I had reduced all the dogs fish oil capsules, from daily, to 2-3/week, so Im wondering if thats why ??? Will start him up on daily and see if that makes a difference… I hate dandruff :(...