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Is this a good supplement for skin??

October 27th, 2006, 02:20 PM
Good afternoon -

I need some assistance. We're trying to help our pup with his scratching. I'm pretty sure at this point that it's due to the cooler, dryer air lately and because we now have the heat running in our house which dries things out. We have "PetGuard Food Supplement" - which is an oil that you sprinkle over the cat or dog's food each day. Rudy seems to like it.
Here are the ingredients:

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: One Fluid Ounce
Servings per container: 8

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value

Linoleic Acid 50%

Oleic Acid 15.7%

Linolenic Acid 5.9%

Octacosanol 2,200 mcg

Vitamin E 70 IU

Vitamin A 25,000 USP units

Vitamin D 2,500 IU

Any input?? Are any of these bad that you know of? Thanks once again!!

October 27th, 2006, 02:57 PM
I don't know about the one you are using but I use Udo Oil - they have one for pets, but I can't seem to get it so I give my dogs the one in the attached link, a little on their food and of course I have some too.

October 27th, 2006, 02:57 PM
it can't hurt... but honestly, one of the best supplements to condition the skin and coat is ocean fish oil capsules. you can get them at any drugstore or walmart (even cheaper there). it's pure omega goodness, capsules normally come in 1000mg doses. both my dogs get one capsule about 2 to 3 times per week (i drop it down the back of their throats, no waste). never had any dry skin, they never scratch, coats are silky soft and super-healthy, never any allergies here... you may want to look into the FBO (fish body oil) capsules! :thumbs up

October 27th, 2006, 03:04 PM
This is the one I'm using...
The squirts are supposed to measure out an accurate amount. It's all good things, but it does make them a bit thirsty...