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Dry dog coat

August 2nd, 2006, 09:52 AM
I have a Dobi/Shepard mix that has a beautiful coat in cooler weather, but living in the south, it is VERY hot at this time...his coat gets very thin & dry...the vet told me to put veggie oil on his food...doesn't help. Can anybody help on making a heathlier looking coat?:dog:

August 2nd, 2006, 11:03 AM
Fish! What food are you feeding? If you feed a fishy based food, the fur will get softer than you can imagine.

Here are a couple to look at:
Solid Gold Wolf King (
Wellness Fish and Sweet Potato (
DVP's Sweet potato and Fish (
And Timberwolf Organics Ocean Blue (sorry I can't link it directly):

The best results would come from eating those, but if money is really tight or you just don't want to switch foods, you could get a salmon oil supplement, or Omega 3 supplement.

Also, I found out this summer that a doggy who lies in the sun too much ends up with dry fur.:o

August 2nd, 2006, 12:52 PM
I can attest to the wonders of what Solid Gold Wolf King can do. I have a Shepherd/Chow mix who's fur is more Shepherd than Chow and it's soooo shiny and soft (used to be dull and coarse). My Pointers fur is the same too.