Why do dogs have dandruff? I notice little white flakes on my dog's hair (he's a yorkie so it's really noticable on black hair), and when I look at his skin it is really dry and very flaky! What can I do about it? Please help!
My vet told me to get a bottle of bath oil (alpha keri to be exact) to put 2 TBS in a quart of water and spritz it on my girls once a day.....and it works!
In the winter time they get "dandruff" from the dry heat in the house, and the vet said to add a little bit of fish oil to their diet so I have.
There can be LOTS of reasons for flaky skin and as a groomer I see it quite a bit....increasingly in the winter. I would ask your vet if your little one is physically ok, and if yes try the daily spritz....it cant hurt according to my vet.
You might also try Halo's Dream Coat. Milo had really bad skin with huge flakes coming off. After a week of the Dream Coat, which you mix in with their food, he had no more flakes and his skin is getting soft again.
Bathing every 10 days is not too much for a yorkie. I never go more than a week without bathing Lacy. Yorkies have hair similar to humans and it tends to get oily fast. I've never noticed a problem with dry skin with Lacy though. I use an oatmeal formula shampoo and conditioner...oatmeal is good for dry skin. Also, diet is important for the coat. I feed Lacy a raw diet. If your dog does have allergies, a vet would have to diagnose it. To find the exact cause of allergies required expensive testing...and sometimes after all that you still can't stop the allergies. My cat has had bad allergies all her life and no matter what I've done, it just gets worse every year.
I just went out to buy some sure for chocho and the staff recommanded Nutricoat... its for mixing with the food, i guess similar to the Dream Coat product someone was talking about here. And the main ingredient are Soybean Oil and Cod Liver Oil and my dog seems to love the taste. I also bought the bath oil.....I will let you guys know how this will work out : )
I have a silky terrier, his name is Bruno and he is only 8 months old he is very clean but i have notice lately about a little dandruff and before it get's worst i was wondering about all the products you guys mention in here to make it better or disapear...but where do i get them? that is not online? can i purchase them over the counter like at petco? or do i have to go see his Vet?