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04 December 2008 @ 04:36 pm
I want to start giving my dog fish oil because he has dry skin, doesn't itch TOO bad but when we brush him there are some white flakes and he has a few small spots where his coat is a little rough....considering he likes to sit a few inches from the fireplace or heater in the winter I'm not surprised he has dry skin. My question is, how much should I give him? He's 22 pounds.

And just because I've asked a few questions but never shown a picture, this is my Boston-
Yarn, coffee, and art historymrsdrtennant on December 4th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
Awww how precious!!!

As for your question daisy likes to sit about three inches from the heating vents and gets really dry in the winter. We give her a few drops of olive oil in her food (we add water to her dry anyways so we just mix it in) every few days. It helps alot, it even helps with her poor squishy nose that gets all dry too.
Black Wolfdet_munch on December 4th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
hmm we add regular olive oil to his food too but we were thinking about using the fish oil gelcap things, he had one at my sister's house and had no problem eating it...he very rarely turns down any sort of food
Yarn, coffee, and art historymrsdrtennant on December 4th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
Haha, I know how that is. maybe you could just toss the gelcap in his food, if he's anything like my pup he wont even notice it's there
Black Wolfdet_munch on December 4th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
yeah. I'm just not sure how many MG he should get.
Karol Ann Moorekam0520 on December 4th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
we just got this advice from the vet for Molly. (BTW your boston is too cute) she is 13lbs and he said just poke a hole in 1 capsule and put it on her food, although she (little miss vacuum) will eat anything and will probably just eat it. We haven't actually done this yet because I forget everytime I'm at the drug store. But she's always had flakey/dry kinda skin, and we think she's allergic to the carpet in our apartment and that doesn't help.
Black Wolfdet_munch on December 4th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
hmm interesting, mine is a vacuum too, I'm not sure there is a food he will turn down....maybe once I tried to give him one tiny single hot pepper flake-I didn't want to hurt him in case decided to scarf it up, but I don't think he ate it, but as far as I recall it's the only thing he's refused. He had one capsule at my sister's (but I don't know the amount) and ate it right up no problem.
Meowkittykannibal on December 4th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
omg im about to kiss my screen!! too cute :D
Black Wolfdet_munch on December 4th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
Jessica: me and the Rubstermissjhyde on December 4th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
What an awesome mush! I love his little black and pink nose! His eyes are gorgeous!
Lorindasweetdemonica on December 5th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
hmm mine get really dry too and i hate the flakes! I never thought of trying fish oil pills! I also never thought of putting olive oil in their food.
M to the J: Casey Jonesmessyjessy on December 5th, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
I bought liquid fish oil and mix 2-3 squirts into Casey Jones' food. He's 18lbs. Within 5 days, the dry skin flakes were gone and his coat was noticeably softer. My vet told me it could cause loose stools, but I haven't really noticed any.

This is the one I bought: http://www.petco.com/product/104867/Wild-Alaskan-Salmon-Oil.aspx
Amy H. Sturgis: VA/Meet VAeldritchhobbit on December 7th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
I want to lean right into this picture and kiss him on that adorable nose of his. :) What a gorgeous boy!