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#1 Old 06-04-2013, 10:07 PM
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My 7-year old Chihuahua/terrier mix has dry skin on his back that is bothering him. I take him to a wonderful holistic vet, who suggested giving him fish oil.
I'm obviously not comfortable giving him fish oil...are there vegan alternatives I can give him, or even topical treatments to help with the itchiness?
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#2 Old 06-05-2013, 01:16 PM
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Flax seed oil for dogs :

My dogs get itchy skin on their backs too and it drives them crazy scratching. This flax oil helps, they also love it and eat anything I mix it with.

One if my dogs has allergies so Benadryl helps his itchy skin.

Oatmeal baths are good for instant relief. There are oatmeal dog shampoos available, or you can make a rinse by blending up dry oatmeal and mixing that with water, I like to add chamomile tea to this too bc it is soothing on irritated skin. It's kinda clumpy but try to get it all over the dogs skin, my dogs luv oatmeal and lick up the paste in the bathtub, it's cute.
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#3 Old 06-17-2013, 10:24 PM
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Thanks for the response! I've been giving him coconut oil daily (which he loves!) so hopefully that will help with some of the itchiness.
Oh, and it turns out both my dogs had fleas. sad.gif Carl's skin was pretty irritated, poor guy.
Thanks for the oatmeal bath suggestion! His skin still isn't back to normal after the flea debacle, so I'll try that to help soothe it.
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