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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Dandruff?

Anyone have any answers for dandruff? Beau looks like the poster child for Head & Shoulders! I use Pure Paws oatmeal shampoo and oatmeal conditioner because he has always had what seems to me to be excessive itching. We were using a prescription anti-itch shampoo and just yesterday switched to the Pure Paws oatmeal. He's soft, fluffy, and smells wonderful! He's not scratching -- but he looks like he ought to be!!

Has anyone tried Head & Shoulders on their pup?



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are you sure it's dandruff? how long as this been happening?

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Just noticed it big-time this morning (after his bath yesterday). Not sure it's dandruff, but it sure looks like it! He's still NOT itching!


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could be a dietary thing, check with your vet if it persists. Ever try fish oil ,here's something almost every dog should use http://www.seapet.com/seapetomega3fi...ine-8floz.aspx

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Thanks, Dave. I tried the Fish Oil when Beau was a puppy -- and he wouldn't eat anything I put the oil on! Do you think Head & Shoulders would hurt him?



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Maddie had the same thing and then one day it was all gone! Can you see if its just flaking already off her skin? Or do you see it like cradle cap like on a baby? I would be worried that a harsh shampoo would brink the itching back. One time a friend told me use VO5 hot oil treatment on Zoey I wounder if that would help dry skin?

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Thanks, Dave. I tried the Fish Oil when Beau was a puppy -- and he wouldn't eat anything I put the oil on! Do you think Head & Shoulders would hurt him?
you could try a different fish oil. or pill type . No I would never use human shampoo. Here a good article on shampoos http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com...-safe-shampoo/

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Thanks, Dave.



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I would consult with a vet first before using H&S on a dog. Human shampoos on dogs is a little controversial, but many show groomers use human products on their dogs. H&S is quite different than other shampoos so I would be careful with that, there is probably something better suited for dogs. The anti itch shampoo will help him feel better and not itch, but if there are still flakes most likely that will have to be dealt with internally with a high quality diet/treats, and oils. You can also try using a good boar brush to get some of the flakes off. Also try misting with something and wiping with a microfiber cloth.
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Thanks, Dave. I tried the Fish Oil when Beau was a puppy -- and he wouldn't eat anything I put the oil on! Do you think Head & Shoulders would hurt him?
Try the Nordic Naturals Omega 3 capsules. Kodi chews them right up. The first time or two, he was a little hesitant... I think because the gel cap coating felt funny on his teeth. But now I just throw one in his dish and he eats it right up! (no fishy breath either!)


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