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Grooming supplies for Finnish Spitz?

Finnie Mom
December 29th, 2004, 12:49 PM
We just adopted a Finnish Spitz from a local dog rescue group. The rescue is going really well! Our Finnie is house trained and is fairly mellow in the house. She's also a great walking buddy!

We have noticed that her fur is a little dry. In part, we believe that's because she was being fed Alpo :eek: at her foster house. We've switched her over to Eukanuba and expect that her fur will regain some sheen fairly soon.

My question is what spray on conditioners/grooming sprays have you all used on dogs? We have been using Avo-Derm on her and feel that's doing some good -- but I'm wondering what else we can do for her. She's loving all the attention, that's for sure!

Thanks for any input!

--Finnie Mom

Lucky Rescue
December 29th, 2004, 01:37 PM
HI and welcome!:) Congrats on adopting a dog!

Eukanuba is not really good food either. I would put her on better quality food and that should improve her coat a lot. My dog's hair was dry, dull and shedding in handfuls when I got her. I started feeding her Wellness and now her coat is sleek, glossy and nearly non-shedding.:)

Just one hint - don't be giving her too many baths. They don't need it and this dries out coat and skin. IF you don't already have one, a shedding comb is a wonderful tool for removing dead and loose hair!

December 29th, 2004, 06:06 PM
You can also add omega 3 to her meals. The fatty fish oils work wonders on a dogs coat and help to give them that extra boost they need on the road to a shiny coat. Alpo will have definitely robbed her system of anything nutritional. :eek: