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lindylou
17th August 2010, 10:28 PM
hi can anyone help my louie has dandruff

Love my Cavaliers
17th August 2010, 11:23 PM
1000 mg pure salmon oil (not just fish oil) helped Riley's dandruff. She had a horribly dry coat and was losing fur due to daily prednisone. After two months of a daily dose of salmon oil, her dandruff is gone and her fur has grown back lush and thick. Try it and see if it helps Louie.

Sullysmom
18th August 2010, 04:39 AM
We do sardines here. Works like a charm.

Karlin
19th August 2010, 11:22 PM
There can be a lot of reasons for dogs to have flaky skin -- ranging from mites to skin conditions to flea allergies to indoor heating... it can be hard to pinpoint a cause! If it is something persistent or local to one or a few areas, it would be worth seeing a vet. If it is just sort of general dry and flaky skin, cut back on washing him if you do this more than once a month or two or use a medicated or oatmeal shampoo for dry skin but I'd still not wash often -- shampooing a dog especially with human shampoos can really dry their skin. If washing isn't a likely cause then trying to do as noted above -- adding in some oil to diet -- can sometimes help. A quality diet (not lower quality supermarket foods) can also really help some dogs. Let us know if the oils help!