Hi all. I wanted to post a thread to let other owners know what I stumbled upon.
My Basenji, Jacob, is not very food motivated. We've had him 6 weeks. A few weeks ago I noticed his skin is very dry. I started squeezing 2 Flaxseed Oil pills into his food. When I went to the vet, she said that I was doing the right thing but that it may take 6-8 weeks. She said it's good to start correcting the problem from the inside. Well, 4 weeks later and still no real results. His skin is still dry, but back to Jacob not being food motivated. I put his food out and he only eats half of it and isn't very excited about his food. For the record, I feed him 2wice a day, Farm Stand Selects.
I started to do some research. I wondered if I should change his food to get him more excited. I started to research online and read that dry food alone doesn't contain much moisture but contains way more protein than wet food. While wet food contains more moisture but not as much protein. So I started mixing in Nature's Recipe Healthy Skin Venison & Rice wet food (25%) into his dry food (75%). The results have been GREAT! He loves his food now and eats in right away. He finishes it in one sitting! It's only been a few days so I'm not sure if it will help out with the dry skin yet, but my fingers are crossed.
Anyway, I just wanted to let people know what I learned. If you already know this then cool.