|Husky of the Month|
Congrats Nikita, Archer, and Cheyanne,
our November HOTM Winners!
Thanks to all for this month's entries!
|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.
Our current rescue spotlight is:|
Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue!
what could be causing dry skin?
Join date : 2013-05-08
Location : Australia
|Subject: what could be causing dry skin? Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:41 am|| |
Our 12 week old puppy seems to be scratching himself and has dry skin. When we got him he had a bit of dry skin but it didnt appear to annoy him, however now he still has dry skin AND he is scratching. I contacted the breeder and told her what we are feeding him: chicken necks for breakfast, advance puppy food for lunch and chicken mince with vets all natural mix and a few bits of kibble (advance) for dinner. I have also been adding some flaxseed oil to his dinner. She has suggested I stop feeding him advance for a fortnight and see if his skin improves.
However I am wondering whether it could be our ducted gas heating that is causing his dry skin? Its winter over here now so we do run the heating at night.... Not sure what we do if it is that as we need to stay warm... but anyone had any experience with this?
Join date : 2012-07-07
Location : Houston, TX
|Subject: Re: what could be causing dry skin? Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:11 pm|| |
I've never heard of the brand Advance (I'm in US). Is it grain-free? Some dogs are allergic to grain. Read the ingredients list and see if there are any grain ingredients. Also check for corn in the ingredient list. Some pups are allergic to corn as well.
When Juneau was about 3 months old, she also had dry skin. It could be the change of the seasons. I brought her home during the transition of spring to summer. It cleared up on its own after about 3-4 weeks.
If you want, try giving him a bath with this shampoo. http://www.amazon.com/Earthbath-Natural-Oatmeal-Shampoo-16-Ounce/dp/B0002IEYIE Is a good shampoo for dry skin.
Check out the reviews and see for yourself!
Join date : 2013-02-26
Location : Phoenix Arizona
|Subject: Re: what could be causing dry skin? Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:29 pm|| |
When we first brought Nanook home our vet had us use Oatmeal shampoo to help his itching. She also suggested Grizzly Salmon Oil added to his food. The bath did help and switching to TOTW has helped tons. I have not tried the Grizzly oil yet but may try it soon, the summer seems to be drying him out a little
|Subject: Re: what could be causing dry skin? || |
what could be causing dry skin?
|» Radiant floor heating|
by aljones Yesterday at 10:12 pm
» 52 weeks of Zeus the GSD
by aljones Fri Dec 02, 2022 11:16 am
» Antibiotic resistant UTI/incontinent puppy - Desperate husky mom
by aljones Tue Nov 29, 2022 11:21 pm
» Post-neutering bad side effects
by TwisterII Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:39 am
» Husky Caught in the WILD
by TwisterII Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:26 am
» Anybody use Myos canine muscle formula veterinary strength?
by TwisterII Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:25 am
» The Desert Pack
by TwisterII Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:18 am
» Noiseless Dog Tags ... and more
by aljones Wed Nov 09, 2022 3:58 pm
» Doggy DNA tests
by Lostmaniac Tue Nov 08, 2022 1:18 am
» Iditarod harassment
by TwisterII Fri Nov 04, 2022 1:43 pm
» If you can't read this, I'll copy and paste
by aljones Tue Nov 01, 2022 1:37 pm
» Ear Infection questions
by JenC Mon Oct 31, 2022 10:28 pm
» Kavik and Tulok's Scrapbook (Tulok starts page 4) updated 10/37/22
by TwisterII Mon Oct 31, 2022 10:37 am
» Made Halloween Videos
by aljones Fri Oct 28, 2022 4:14 pm
» Another walk in the Park
by aljones Fri Oct 28, 2022 4:12 pm
» My Husky Malia Howling Beautifully
by TwisterII Tue Oct 25, 2022 3:25 pm
» Homemade dog food supplements
by Lostmaniac Wed Oct 19, 2022 1:53 am
» Husky and holding his pee/poop 8+ hours?
by aljones Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:04 pm
» Is it safe to remove undercoat
by Windfishin Tue Oct 11, 2022 11:24 am
» My GSD and the news kittens, need help.
by aljones Tue Oct 11, 2022 10:24 am