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PostSubject: Curious...   Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:49 am

After I found a patch of alopecia on Archer's belly and frequent scratching, I started adding 1 tsp of olive oil to every feeding. I had examined his skin, found no redness or weeping, but did find white flakes similar to dandruff. On the assumption that it was winter dry skin causing the itchiness, I started the olive oil about 10 days ago. Since then, his coat has become much glossier, softer and, best of all - his stinkiness is gone.

Could this possibly be from the olive oil after such a short time? Any explanation for this. He is fed TOTW sierra formula.
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PostSubject: Re: Curious...   Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:57 pm

I have a friend with a pit bull that had the same results after just over a week with the olive oil so it's a good chance it might be the olive oil. Check out Missing Link or salmon oil too which both work as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Curious...   Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:22 pm

I've thought about fish oil but the thought of the smell is more than I want to deal with ( some members her have said the toys salmon formula leaves their dogs very stinky Razz )

We eat a ton of olive oil - how come my skin is still dry and wrinkly lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Curious...   Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:19 pm

Definitely the olive oil! When I first started Mishka on coconut oil and then fish oil there was a noticeable difference not long after.

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PostSubject: Re: Curious...   Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:21 pm

Ashleigh, do you notice any odor with the fish oil?  I would really like to rotate fish oil, olive oil and coconut oil but I do not want a fishy smelling dog!
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PostSubject: Re: Curious...   Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:07 am

I give the fish oil pills for people so there's no smell. At least not one I notice.

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PostSubject: Re: Curious...   Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:21 am

Missing link is another one to consider if you are worried about smell. It's a powder vs. oil but it works just as well for most dogs.
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PostSubject: Re: Curious...   Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:31 pm

@simplify wrote:
I give the fish oil pills for people so there's no smell. At least not one I notice.

How much do you use? The ones I take are 1400mg with 900 EPA/DHA.

Missing Link? Where do you buy it?
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PostSubject: Re: Curious...   Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:38 pm

I give 1000mg of fish/salmon oil daily and 400mg of Vitamin E every other day. If you supplement with fish oils you need to give Vitamin E as well since fish oils deplete the vitamin e.

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PostSubject: Re: Curious...   Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:41 pm

You can buy missing link either on Amazon or at most pet food stores.
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PostSubject: Re: Curious...   Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:34 pm

Thanks guys - I'll have to digest all the info and decide what I want to do.
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