A forum for owners of the Siberian Husky.
 
HomeFAQSearchRegisterRegisterLog in
Congratulations Jack and Jen B!, our July HOTM winners! HOTM - August : TBA!
Husky of the Month
Congrats Jack and Jen B,
our July HOTM Winners!
Summer Vacation!





Thanks to all for this month's entries!
Forum Rules
1. Here we prefer clarity to agreement. Obviously not everyone is going to agree on a topic; here we prefer to talk out our differences in a respectful manner to ensure mutual understanding and respect.
2. Read the Stickies and Announcements. Each sub-forum may have specific rules which trump the Forum Rules in cases where there may be conflicting information. Read the rules of each board before you post so that you are clear on the expectations of the staff.
3. Respect ALL Staff and Admins. These people volunteer of their time and MUST be respected as well as their word adhered to. They are responsible for maintaining a free, open, clear and organized forum. Anyone found to be openly undermining any official ruling by a staff member will be warned.
4. Signatures: One picture only and no links. Images: To keep the forum looking neat and tidy, we ask that members insert just one picture only in their signatures. The picture should be no more than 200x500 pixels and should be of an appropriate subject, for example, your dogs and their names. Should you need assistance creating an appropriate signature, please PM an Admin and we would be happy to help! This is to ensure that signatures remain a welcome addition to our forum instead of a cumbersome distraction. Links: Hyperlinks in signatures--unless to a personal blog or photo stream of your dogs (like Flckr or Piscasa, for example)--are strictly prohibited. Please PM a staff member with any questions or concerns regarding this rule.
Rescue Spotlight
Our current rescue spotlight is:

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue!

Top Dog Website Award Winner!

Top Website
for
Siberian

Huskys


Share | .
 

 Helping get a healthier coat after winter blow?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Jennet&Embry
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2010-09-15
Location : Eau Claire, Wisconsin

PostSubject: Helping get a healthier coat after winter blow?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:32 am

Embry had a pretty heavy coat blow January/February and now his coat is super hoarse and feels sunburnt like unlike Zoey who has a super plush soft coat.

I started them on Brewer's Yeast supplements, 5 daily and a raw egg once a week.

Anything else I can do to help it get softer and healthier?
Back to top Go down
Hayden_69
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2011-12-26
Location : Alexandria, VA

PostSubject: Re: Helping get a healthier coat after winter blow?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:08 am

Fish Oil is great for coats! Try washing his coat with a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner! One that has oatmeal in it are great, but Mane N Tail shampoo/conditioner is an excellent choice that I would highly recommend! If you feel shampooing will dry out his skin or his hair more, you can always just do the conditioner by itself that will moisturize.

Olive Oil & Coconut Oil are great for human hair and I give myself an oil treatment every now and then, so I think because it's natural it would be perfectly fine for dog's too.

Adding the egg into the diet is a really good idea! You could probably get away with giving it more often than just once a week, especially since his hair is so dry.

The kind of food you feed also effect the coat quality, so as long as you're giving him good food, his coat should bounce back in no time. Smile
Back to top Go down
SaraB
Rescue Subject Moderator
avatar

Female Join date : 2010-09-09
Location : Deltona, FL

PostSubject: Re: Helping get a healthier coat after winter blow?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:54 am

Royal Jelly Shampoo from the Isle of dogs is supposed to help promote hair growth and help after a coat blow. No clue if it really works, but a lot of professionals use it!

_________________
-Sara

Back to top Go down
http://www.thestormbornreef.com/
Jennet&Embry
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2010-09-15
Location : Eau Claire, Wisconsin

PostSubject: Re: Helping get a healthier coat after winter blow?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:39 pm

Thanks ladies Smile

Yeah Kelly, he's on TOTW and his coat is usually really good, but we had a really awkward winter so he blew really early and I don't know what happened lol
Back to top Go down
Hayden_69
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2011-12-26
Location : Alexandria, VA

PostSubject: Re: Helping get a healthier coat after winter blow?   Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:34 am

Oh tell me about it! The winter here was absolutely crazy! One minute it was cold and snowing then the next it was hot and sunny and we were wearing t-shirts. So strange ....
Back to top Go down
VanaBerry1002
Newborn
Newborn
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-04-10
Location : Ft. Lewis WA

PostSubject: Re: Helping get a healthier coat after winter blow?   Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:45 am

Im looking into some products as well, Rex's coat is dry and coarse. I'm guilty of using the Fur-minator, although it was the only thing that worked for the mountains of fur that were coming off of him, I have to admit that it did do a number on his coat. I've heard of fish oil working also, and was tempted to use some sort of leave-in product on him but I KNOW he's just gonna go straight for licking it off... At one point during the winter when we had just gotten him I noticed his paws were a tiny bit cracked, so I rubbed a little bit of cocoa butter on them... I didn't even have a chance to put socks on him to let it soak in before he was licking his paws like they were the most awesome flavor of ice cream. So I don't know of something topical is the best thing for him.

Jennet- How does the raw egg thing work?
Back to top Go down
SaraB
Rescue Subject Moderator
avatar

Female Join date : 2010-09-09
Location : Deltona, FL

PostSubject: Re: Helping get a healthier coat after winter blow?   Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:33 am

A leave in conditioner I really like is "Ice on Ice." Makes their hair silky soft, but don't get any on a hard floor or you'll slip! It's suposed to have sunscreen in it too.

_________________
-Sara

Back to top Go down
http://www.thestormbornreef.com/
Here4thePics
Comedic Relief


Male Join date : 2009-07-15

PostSubject: Re: Helping get a healthier coat after winter blow?   Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:12 am

For those considering using fish oils avoid fish "liver" oils as they contain to much vitamin D which can bring complications.

Cod liver oil and other fish liver oils have been very popular for omega-3 fatty acids, and indeed they are rich in these fats. However, fish liver oils are very high in Vitamin D; dogs and cats have much lower requirements for Vitamin D than humans. Excessive quantities of Vitamin D in pets can result in abnormal calcium and phosphorus levels that can cause mineralization and calcification of vital tissue and organs. Urinary stones can also be promoted by calcium abnormalities. Therefore, fish body oils without Vitamin D are preferred for pets.

The complete blog article URL is below.


http://www.petmd.com/blogs/thedailyvet/ktudor/2012/apr/omega3_may_help_pet_weight_loss?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=20120426&utm_campaign=TheDailyVet-omega3-may-help-pet-weight-loss#.T5lJVbNDy8A
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Helping get a healthier coat after winter blow?   

Back to top Go down
 

Helping get a healthier coat after winter blow?

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum :: Advice and Discussion Forums :: Grooming-