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Old 10-15-2018, 01:20 PM
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Need advice for a frizzy coat

I have a Briard and I live in an arid climate. I brush her pretty regularly, and she gets fish oil every morning as a supplement because the dry climate wrecks havoc on her skin.

Now we have one more piece of the puzzle to work out, and that's the dull frizz of her topcoat. She's growing out her puppy coat and her topline sometimes looks like a mohawk because the hair frizzes out in the cold dry air.

I'm certain she's not allergic to anything, and she gets a very high quality food. I think I just need a little help with taking down the frizz. It gets brittle and can break when I brush her.

I don't want to bathe her too frequently, so I'm thinking a spray, leave-in conditioner is what I'm looking for. Any suggestions for what I should buy/make?
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be careful with leave in conditioners some of them can cause itching & dandruff. Try essential oils safe for dogs like a bit of almond oil as a base & add a few drops of other ones like bergamot or lavender or ceder in then a few drops at the back of the neck and brush it thru the rest if the coat with a soft brush. Also natural home made dog shampoo is great oatmeal. There are recipes on the net if your interested. Dont overdo it with the essentials oils, just a little bit will make it shiny. I think mohawks on dogs are kool! do you have a photo? my dogs got such short hair she cant grow a mohawk but I would luv it if she could.
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You could try just a bit of plain old olive oil or coconut oil. She got a pittie mix who had a really dry coat, she uses coconut oil and it helped a lot. She rubbed it on her hands, then rubbed it into her dogs coat. He dog had a really short coat. For a longer coat, a brush would probably be better.
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