Dry skin

well, rocky has VERY dry skin to the point where his whole back is dandruff-y lol anyone else have that problem/a solution? maybe its just the cold weather?😕

B's can be prone to dry skin, try adding some fish oil to his food, and an oatmeal shampoo might help also

When Max's skin was that bad–it was something like psoriasis or some other skin disorder where I needed to bathe him in a special medicated shampoo.

I know we have to take Mia around the 16th of feb. for her next round of puppy shots.. so ill mention something to the vet or make rocky an appointment too.. in the mean time ill try that oatmeal suggestion! Thanks 😃 😃

@hdolbow:

I know we have to take Mia around the 16th of feb. for her next round of puppy shots.. so ill mention something to the vet or make rocky an appointment too.. in the mean time ill try that oatmeal suggestion! Thanks 😃 😃

As long as you are taking one in, you might as well just take him too… what are you feeding again? Is he itching?..... or does he just have flakes? And is it worse now that Mia is there? If so, it could just be stress

he scratches his nose a lot.. on the floor.. not so much any other scratching..

he's been eating the same food since i moved in..and its been about a year..

my boyfriend says i bathe him too much..annnnnd i probably do.. lol only like once a month or so, but i've seen people say every 6 months.. i just love when his white looks so bright and not dingy

@hdolbow:

he scratches his nose a lot.. on the floor.. not so much any other scratching..

he's been eating the same food since i moved in..and its been about a year..

my boyfriend says i bathe him too much..annnnnd i probably do.. lol only like once a month or so, but i've seen people say every 6 months.. i just love when his white looks so bright and not dingy

But what food it that? Many dogs can take years to develop food allergies…

And yes, this time of year.. that may be way too many baths.... mine unless we are going to or when we were showing are lucky if I bathe them once a year...

well he eats Beneful.. and Mias eating science diet and hes been mixing the two.. lol hes a sneeky little rascal

My girl has food allergies but she is also allergic to different types of grasses that causes her to itch if she is around them. I have also found with my girl, I need to give her a bath every 6/7 weeks otherwise she will start scratching. I use a special shampoo and a cream rinse for her. It could also be yeast, if she is just scratching her nose.
Karen

Does your B lay on the heater, or quite near the heater?

@hdolbow:

well he eats Beneful.. and Mias eating science diet and hes been mixing the two.. lol hes a sneeky little rascal

I would change food if I were you.. for both… I would bet that he has food allergies.. both I believe have corn? and most likely wheat?.. and byproducts?... I would go to a better quality food and I think you will see a big difference in his coat... in fact if you look on line they say "crunchy corn for a shiny coat"... NOT.. corn is a filler pure and simple IMO and not good for dog... And Science diet I would never use.. again,... by products and corn...

By the way, when we discovered Kristii's allergy to corn she would rub/scratch her face/ears/nose… bottoms of her feet and butt... and especially right after she ate when the allergies was the worst....

Here are the ingredients for Beneful.. note the first is not even meat, but corn along with no real meat, but by-product "meal" and then corn gluten and then wheat… corn and wheat being some of the worst to give dogs food allergies....

Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), rice flour, beef, soy flour, sugar, sorbitol, tricalcium phosphate, water, salt, phosphoric acid, animal digest, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, sorbic acid (a preservative), L-Lysine monohydrochloride, dried peas, dried carrots, calcium carbonate, calcium propionate (a preservative), choline chloride, added color (Yellow 5, Red 40, Yellow 6, Blue 2), DL-Methionine, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin B-12 supplement, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, copper sulfate, biotin, garlic oil, thiamine hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, sodium selenite.

@nomrbddgs:

Does your B lay on the heater, or quite near the heater?

his crate is about four feet from our heater.. but its got blankets covering it.. he likes to stand on top of them in the living room though but he doesnt stay there for long.

we've actually been thinking about changing food.. last time we were at petsmart looking at all the options.

i didnt want to change Mia's food so soon after she got here, i figured it was a new house, at least something would be the same.

@hdolbow:

we've actually been thinking about changing food.. last time we were at petsmart looking at all the options.

i didnt want to change Mia's food so soon after she got here, i figured it was a new house, at least something would be the same.

I would seriously look now at changing food and try something with no corn to start with… I use Natural Balance Potato and Duck, no fillers and no corn/wheat... and you may have to go someplace other then petsmart for food... you can research on line and then see where it is sold...

But my opinion would be to find an food without corn, wheat, and by products and start to change them both over... and then see how his coat is...

I use an oil i give Phoenix once a day in his food I got it from the vet and its pretty cheap the bottle last me about 3 mths and it's about $7. He gets dry skin always has since i got him and the oil works great. I tried changing food ect and had tests and she just said he's prone to it in the winter like where prone to it in the winter. i also wouldn't bath him as much i bath all 3 of mine every 4 mths and that seems to work well {minus the muddy park trips or the opps i just stepped in my own poop times } :p :p 😃 😃

@phoenix3:

I use an oil i give Phoenix once a day in his food I got it from the vet and its pretty cheap the bottle last me about 3 mths and it's about $7. He gets dry skin always has since i got him and the oil works great. I tried changing food ect and had tests and she just said he's prone to it in the winter like where prone to it in the winter. i also wouldn't bath him as much i bath all 3 of mine every 4 mths and that seems to work well {minus the muddy park trips or the opps i just stepped in my own poop times } :p :p 😃 😃

thats funny.. because the day that i went to get Mia, I took rocky out to potty before i left and went outside and he decided he wanted to dig in the mud.. it had rained the night before.. his paws were literally CLUMPS of mud.. so i had to put him in the tub but i just rinsed his paws because i was already running late! lol

i use oatmeal bath that seems to work but i dont bath my often.

In the winter, it can get pretty dry around here so I need to make sure the dogs are getting enough oils and fats. I agree with Pat that a different food would help. I feed Merricks and Evo but neither are available at Petco or Petsmart. Natural Balance is available at Petco. Blue Buffalo is available at Petsmart. There are lots of food choices and many have discussed on the Forums before. The important thing is to become a label reader and be aware of what is in the food you feed.

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