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Love my Cavaliers
17th April 2010, 03:48 PM
Someone suggested giving my dogs an egg a dy to make their coats less dry. Does this work? Should you use the whole egg or just the yolk or just the white?

17th April 2010, 04:27 PM
EEK no not an egg each per day :eek::eek:

I would not give more than 2 eggs per week to a Cavalier.

Maybe try giving tinned sardines once or twice a week, also if you have your heating up quite high, turn it down; and don't bath them too often. Ours are only bathed 3 -4 times a year, and then we use conditioner on them.

The boys have a wipe down with a damp baby wipe every day, and a underneath sponge bath once a week.

Regular brushing keeps them clean.

There are various oils you can buy to help with dry coats. Is it definitely dry, or perhaps just the coat texture? {can change following neutering} Has your vet checked them out?

This is a product vets recommend, Viacutan plus {but you can actually buy it without a prescription} http://www.vetuk.co.uk/digestive-supplements-pet-skin-supplements-c-5_15/viacutan-plus-100ml-liquid-efa-pump-p-343

17th April 2010, 07:56 PM
I also would not give more than 2 eggs a week. For the coat, I give Sophie this supplement with Omega 3s which is probably very similar to supplements you'll find in most pet supply stores. http://www.b-naturals.com/bertes-epa-180120-180-capsules-omega3-fish-oil-p-100 (http://www.b-naturals.com/bertes-epa-180120-180-capsules-omega3-fish-oil-p-100)

Love my Cavaliers
17th April 2010, 10:39 PM
Thanks for your replies. I also thought that an egg a day seemed like a lot - especially for 15 pound dogs. i just started giving them salmon oil capsules with their daily meal. The weather here has just turned a lot nicer so the heat has been off and we've all been outside a lot more. I like the idea of a daily wipe down with a baby wipe. Keep them smelling fresh!