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dry skin,

hi i have a little dog. do any of u no what i can do to help her stop itching, i give her bathes but gets worse.

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Asked by candlemom73 at 8:10 AM on Dec. 19, 2008 in Pets

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  • Bathing is one of the problems. Most people only have access to the GOOD shampoos through a professional groomer. So if you're bathing her yourself, you're buying shampoos that are very drying. You can add oil to each meal and it will help significantly. In the meantime, give her a benedryl for the itching.

    Answer by EireLass at 8:13 AM on Dec. 19, 2008

  • limit bathes and try adding oil to her food or fish oil caplets. instead of bathing try wiping her down with witch hazel.

    Answer by trepsica at 2:19 PM on Dec. 19, 2008

  • That's why, you keep giving her baths and that dries out her skin even more. Dogs only need a bath once a month to two months.

    Answer by feesharose at 3:21 PM on Dec. 19, 2008

  • Your problem is two fold.
    First, stop bathing the dog all the time. I switched to baby shampoo and had better luck, but no more than once a month. Less in the winter.
    Second, her diet is lacking. Most dog foods do not contain the enzymes needed to digest and absorb all the nutrients properly. I give my pupper brewers yeast and a multi- v and some raw meat twice a week. (it is what nature intended). You can also look into dynovite an enzyme heavy meal addition that will help her.
    Good luck!

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:29 PM on Dec. 19, 2008

  • Thank you all for the info!! Chili has bad dry skin!! We did have a flea problem this year too until the snow.
    Any suggestions for a Jack Russel who is OCD about chewing himself? My dughter has tries everything. Poor Cuffs has open sores on his thighs and at the base of his stubby tail. Diet has been changed but he still does the chewing. He gets SO bad the muzzle him and HATE it. HELP

    Answer by WAganma56 at 4:51 AM on Dec. 22, 2008

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