I've been giving Tana drugstore-bought fish oil pills for over a year now. He gets one per day (not sure if it's 1000mg or 1200mg- I put them in a different bottle and threw away the one they came in.) He loves them, just like a treat. I don't have to puncture it and put it on his food or force it in him. He does have a preference, though- he likes the Nature Made brand from Walgreens, NOT the generic Target ones. I don't know what's different about them, but leave it to a basenji to be so picky :rolleyes:
Anyway, it was really cutting down on his flakiness until recently, it seems. Maybe it's just because it was winter and it had been awhile since he's had a bath. His coat just isn't as good as it used to be. He's 9 1/2, though and he's never had a great coat. But just in the last month or so, he's been flaky, he's getting callouses on his elbows, he's just looking kinda lousy.
His diet is fine, he was at the vet about a month ago and everything seemed okay, so I don't think there's an underlying health issue. I'm not sure where to begin. I've heard that too much fish oil could give him loose stools, so I don't want to do that because he has a very sensitive stomach and I'm afraid to change anything.
I was looking at the Drs. Foster & Smith site and they have several supplements for skin & coat- Vitacoat, Skin & Coat Tablets, Derm Caps, Skin & Coat Treats, Skin & Coat Liquid….any suggestions? If you do recommend any of these, I assume I should use this instead of the fish oil, not in addition to?