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have you heard of nickers

has anyone used or heard of Nickers bio-coat (biotin supplement) for dogs? my dogs coat is not shinny, sort of dull and the breeder suggested i give my dog nickers supplement. it's suppose to bring back the luster to their coat. she also suggested egg yolks but too gross for me so, wanted to see if anyone had used this supplement.
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Why are egg yolks too gross? You can boil the eggs. Sorry, never heard of nickers...

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Ok, am I the only one that was wondering why you were asking about underwear? Though that would be knickers I suppose. Anyway, no I have not heard about that suppliment.
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No, here's another that thought it was undies! That's the only kind I know anything about! Sorry!
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haha!!!! funny!!! well, nickers is made of biotin. from what i have read, Biotin plays a large role in maintaining healthy skin and hair in dogs and cats and is necessary for total development, proper nerve function, and the repair of skin and haircoat. Biotin deficiency can cause poor haircoat, dry skin, and muscle pain. you sprinkle on or mix with food.

Biotin is popular primarily because of its role in maintaining healthy skin and hair. Several studies have shown that dogs suffering from dry skin, seborrhea, and itchy allergic skin greatly improved when given a daily supplement with Biotin.

my breeder takes biotin (human version) for her hair and loves it. her dogs look great, she's my resource for many things but i love to get other feedback as well.
i never thought of giving my dog a boiled yolk. thought it had to be raw for it to work.
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I did a search for "nickers" and boy did I get some weird responses. So, I did a search on biotin. It is a B vitamin that helps to metabolize protein fat and carbs. Water soluble, so it is naturally flushed out of the body. Helps strengthen hair and nails. A good supplement. I think I am going to take it. The meds I am on are destroying my hair, and this might help. It's worth a try. Oh, and I'll give it to the dogs, also.


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i've thought of doing the same.
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You can hard boil the egg and then sprinkle the yolk on their food or mix it in ..
One woman I met swore it had to be raw eggyolks as the cooking broke something down . I must say her dog looked amazing and he was full of energy ..
Yes I know of Biotin they is a product for humans and it works well with your nails .
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Isn't there a danger of Salmonella poisoning with raw egg yokes?
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