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Old 05-03-2005, 11:08 AM
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Are there any good foods for dogs with sensetive skin?

I have been feeding Innova Dry dog food and give my pup fish oil as supplement.


But our skin problems dont seem to get better, just worse. Anything else we can try?
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Old 05-03-2005, 11:16 AM
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My vet explained to me that it is very common for puppies to have dandruff and dry skin problems on and off due to the growing they are doing. When they have a spurt all the nutrition and energy goes into growing which leaves the coat lacking for a bit. It may just be the pup is having a lot of growth spurts at this time. Gunnar's skin gets nice and then icky again, I find that grooming him daily helps a lot with spreading the oils and stimulating the glands for better oil production.
Not sure what kind of food you would need, maybe someone else will jump in.
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Old 05-03-2005, 11:22 AM
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That maybe the cauase.


He has been having skin problems ever since he dropped his puppy fur.
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Old 05-03-2005, 11:24 AM
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You might try one of Natura Pet's other lines. I believe it's Karma that is suggested for allergy prone dogs. You might even try switching to their EVO formulation. I've heard several people talk about how it helped. If it is your Ovcharka that has the dry skin I would try the EVO.

You might also check out Mordy's site and see what information she's got there.
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Old 05-03-2005, 11:26 AM
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You might try one of Natura Pet's other lines. I believe it's Karma that is suggested for allergy prone dogs. You might even try switching to their EVO formulation. I've heard several people talk about how it helped. If it is your Ovcharka that has the dry skin I would try the EVO.

You might also check out Mordy's site and see what information she's got there.

I think ill buy a big bag of EVO as well.

I bought a small bag a while ago and he seemed to like it very much.

How much time should I give him to see any changes?
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Old 05-03-2005, 11:40 AM
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At least a couple of bags, if not three, I would think.

Here's a recipe with lots of good things in it that makes great treats as well: http://www.njboxers.com/satin-balls-recipe.htm
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He doesnt eat alot of dry food.

He eats meat/liver in the morning and a cup of dryfood at night.
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You could add some whole fish into his morning meal and that may help as well. I haven't heard of a RAW fed dog with skin/coat issues.
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You could add some whole fish into his morning meal and that may help as well. I haven't heard of a RAW fed dog with skin/coat issues.

Im starting to think its more of the climate we're living in
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Back off of the liver. The liver and kidneys are the organs that filter and store all the toxins that move through the body. Commercially raised beef - and chicken for that matter - are fed all sorts of chemicals, hormones and drugs to increase production and these things are stored in the livers of these animals. The liver could actually be the real culprit.

Your Ovcharka is like my Filas. The breed is not so 'highly bred' as the more well known breeds and is tuned to a more primitive diet, which is why, I think, they do particularly well on the EVO. They also seem to be more sensitive to the toxins found in commercial foods. Mine also get some raw meat as well - just no liver or kidneys, and the beef they get is organic from our farm. One of the reasons these dogs aren't for most is because they also have some subtle differences in their nutritional quirks - as well as all the other more obvious reasons
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