Dogs Get Dry Skin Too

Jake licks Hope, but that doesn't help her dry skin.

The cold, dry winter air makes a person’s skin itch. Dogs are no different.

I have started fish oil supplements for Jake and Hope. Both are scratching, and I know they don’t have fleas. Because of Windy’s history with hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, she won’t get the capsules. I don’t want to take the risk.

You can get fish oil from your vet, pet stores or online. It comes in a pump bottle or a gel pill. Both have disadvantages.

The pump bottle can be messy and become sticky and smelly as you squirt it on dog food. The gels pills must be punctured then squeezed onto food. This is not as bad as using the pump bottle, unless you squirt the fish oil onto yourself.

If you aren’t sure about any supplement, please check with your veterinarian.

 

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About daysofourdogs

I have owned dogs nearly all my life. Many different breeds, mutts, rescues, and foundlings have found their ways into my heart. I have two dachshunds and a miniature schnauzer now. I hate puppy mills and want them wiped from the face of the earth.
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