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    Ruby and I played with another blenheim last week, and the other dog's coat was much different than Ruby's. Ruby's is kind of wavy in places (mainly because it's hard to keep her still while I'm blow-drying her and she shakes off the water, thus poofing out her hair). Also, the other dog's coat was incredibly silky. I mean, Ruby's coat isn't coarse or anything, but Shelby's was just different. My friend said that she gives her dog fish oil capsules, and I was wondering about your opinion about that. Also, if I give it, where do I get it? Pet stores? Vet office?? I just want to make sure I give her the right kind.
    Jessica, mom to Ruby, 1 yr. old blenheim

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    they have it in a pump form too. Liquid Salmon Oil made by Grizzly Salmon Oil
    http://www.grizzlypetproducts.com/sa...almon_oil.html
    http://www.grizzlypetproducts.com/be.../benefits.html
    I believe you can buy the Fish Oil capsules at the grocery store in the Vitamin Area?
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    ^I also give mine the liquid salmon oil with his kibble. Plenty of fresh air and exercise is also beneficial.

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    I have also noticed a huge difference in coats between my Tri boy and my Blenheim boy. Kip (tri) has an incredible shine and sleek coat. The breeder we got him from keeps asking us where we get him groomed but he hasnt had a hair snipped since we got him (he's 5 months now). Albie our little blenheim boy has poofy fluffly hair which is much longer. We call him our little panda bear because he has all this white poofy hair and rings around his eyes like a panda.

    Is it just me or do you all notice a difference in coat texture/length between the colors?
    Carrie
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    Albie~Blenheim Boy

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    We have 3 cavaliers and each has a different coat, though all are soft. Geordie has a soft, sleek coat that has naturally short hair on the top of his head and back, but long hair everywhere else; his coat is easiest to care for. India's hair is thick, soft, and more furry, but long and silky in all the right places. Chocolate has long, long hair everywhere except on her face, and we have to have her hair trimmed when she goes to the groomer. Her hair is soft, thick and a tiny bit wavy.
    Cathy Moon
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    Oh, I forgot to add that I buy Fish Oil softgels (1000mg) that are meant for human consumption at the drugstore. We buy big bottles of 180 softgels when they go on sale.

    We give one softgel daily to each dog, right in their food. They scarf it down whole, no problem. Some dogs only need it every other day if it softens their stools too much, or for a puppy I would use a knife to poke a hole in the softgel and squeeze out half the oil directly into the pup's food, saving the other half for the next day.
    Cathy Moon
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