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PostSubject: How to restore the fur???   Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:32 pm



i rescued baxter about 2 months ago but his fur still looks bad. i dont know what the last owners did to him. any tips on how to restore the volume and look of his fur? its so thin but fluffy like if somebdy burned his fur or something..its freezy as well
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:41 pm

What are you feeding him? It might take longer than a couple months to effect the fur, I think I remember you saying you feed raw, I could be mistaken though. To me, it almost looks like he was shaved in the past, and the undercoat has grown back, but not the outer. Can you differentiate between the guard hairs and the undercoat, or does it all looks the same?
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:55 pm

It does look like his fur was shaved - good catch, Jen.

Try adding some fish oil or grizzly salmon oil in his food. http://www.amazon.com/Grizzly-All-Natural-Supplement-Pump-Bottle-Dispenser/dp/B0002AB9FS

I haven't used either but it will definitely put some shine and nutrients into the coat. It could possibly take up to a few months, be patient. If you're feeding him raw, that's the best that he can get right now!
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:58 pm

I think if he was shaved it can take a couple of years for it to come back and it might never be totally normal. It's sad to see a shaved husky, but thankfully he's in good hands now! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:28 pm

How old is Baxter? That kinda looks and sounds like puppy fluff- it can take upwards of a year or more for all the puppy coat to drop. I'm dealing with the same thing with my red girl Enya.
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:48 pm

Im feeding him TOTW salmon, he is turning 5 months. but his fur is so thin imma go get some fish oil maybe that could help him. when i rescued him like a 2 months ago his fur was worse. i got told to feem him multi vitamins as well ?
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:57 pm

My girl Kay had a rough dull coat when i got her and i've given her coconut oil and ACV. Now her coat looks great! Smile

Here's when we got her.



And her now.

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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:02 pm

Puppy coat is thin and wispy- that seems to be what you are describing. TOTW is an excellent food, there is little need for supplements on premium diets. Vitamin E or some fish oil won't hurt but don't be surprised a total transformation until he drops puppy fluff.
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:04 pm

Makes total sense! I didn't realize he was so young. Smile Glad he hasn't been shaved. I'm sure he'll be gorgeous when his adult coat comes in. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:18 pm

Try Wholistic Canine Complete - a bit pricier than many but a fantastic supplement and you won't have to measure our all the different vitamins. It should do the trick.

Just as Lani said, they get into a transition period and their coats often look very odd. Just supplement and you should be fine Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:10 pm

thank you everybody for the help. you guys have some amazing beautiful huskies!!Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:20 pm

freyas coat was a bit dull before and skin was flaky so i started giving her mackerel twice a week but i guess any kind of oily fish  or fish oil supplement will help with the condition but it will take a few months before you start seeing any improvement.
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:50 pm

I used salmon oil for Dakota when she was having dry skin when I first got her, and it made her skin better but it also made her coat smooth and shiny, maybe that will help... I put it in her food with 1 meal a day.
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:55 pm

For anyone who feeds Salmon oil or fish oil you need to please supplement with Vitamin E - natural vitamin E not the man made stuff. Fish oils naturally deplete Vitamin E from the body over time and we all need vitamin E to keep our immune system running smoothly Smile

I give 400 I.U. Every few days - i used to do every other day, but more research has come out that you only need to give once or twice a week.
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:04 pm

Megan thanks for that I give Loki salmon oil. I will now go get some Vitamin E.
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:09 pm

No problem! It's a little known fact, but I think people are wise to know it. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:45 pm

mheath0429 wrote:
For anyone who feeds Salmon oil or fish oil you need to please supplement with Vitamin E - natural vitamin E not the man made stuff. Fish oils naturally deplete Vitamin E from the body over time and we all need vitamin E to keep our immune system running smoothly Smile

I give 400 I.U. Every few days - i used to do every other day, but more research has come out that you only need to give once or twice a week.


Is it the same for coconut oil? Just want to make sure i'm not doing anything wrong. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:50 pm

No coconut oil is different, but I'd still give E. I think vitamin E is a wonderful vitamin.
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:51 pm

mheath0429 wrote:
No coconut oil is different, but I'd still give E. I think vitamin E is a wonderful vitamin.


I will start doing that then. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:52 pm

I give a variety of crap for overall, coat and joint health.  Coconut Oil, Salmon Oil and Vitamin E are staples in both my dogs diets - Delilah gets a lot of special ones for her back problem.
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:56 pm

Right now i'm giving coconut oil one day and ACV the next and then repeat. So how should i work Vitamin E oil in there? I don't want to overload them with stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:03 pm

mheath0429 wrote:
For anyone who feeds Salmon oil or fish oil you need to please supplement with Vitamin E - natural vitamin E not the man made stuff. Fish oils naturally deplete Vitamin E from the body over time and we all need vitamin E to keep our immune system running smoothly Smile

I give 400 I.U. Every few days - i used to do every other day, but more research has come out that you only need to give once or twice a week.
What is 400 I.U. equal to in maybe cups or tablespoon/teaspoon? I have some Vitamin E-Oil and want to start giving them it once a week, but not sure if it should go be weight of dog and how much to give per day? I have 22 pounds, 34 pounds, and 46 pounds for their weights.
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:11 pm

Do not feed vitamin E oil - it way too potent. Purchase 400 I.U. or 200 I.U. Capsules and just feed them as is or squeeze onto food. 

You won't over load them. I give coconut oil and salmon oil alternating days and give vitamin E every other so it's always fed with an oil.
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:19 pm

Okay, thanks! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How to restore the fur???   Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:29 am

I just wanted to say that Baxter is gorgeous and could definitely pass for a red panda.
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