Will Supplements help my puppy??

Go Back   Dog Forum > Keeping and Caring for Dogs > Dog Health

Will Supplements help my puppy??

This is a discussion on Will Supplements help my puppy?? within the Dog Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Dogs category; ...

User Tag List

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By kmes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-04-2017, 02:55 PM
  #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Will Supplements help my puppy??

I have a 10 week old toy poodle, I feel like his fur is very thin, I understand this is his puppy coat. But Im just worried because I can see his skin through his coat, and when I look at other toy poodles his age, they are much fluffier than him. I am considering starting to give him skin and coat supplements, to see if this helps. Does anyone have any other advice??? Or dealt with this problem before???

In the first picture you can see the thin area, around his chest and front legs. I uploaded the second, because his legs look very long in the first but they are not. Is this a normal size for a 10 week old toy poodle?? I feel like he is also very small.

Name:  KOBE1.jpg
Views: 72
Size:  21.7 KB

Name:  KOBE2.jpg
Views: 56
Size:  36.6 KB
kobeboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2017, 03:11 PM
  #2
Dog Forum ModeraTHOR
 
Aspen726's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: New England
Posts: 8,032
Mentioned: 1599 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
From the photos, his coat doesn't look super thin to me. What does your vet say? He's very young and will change a lot over the next few months.

What are you feeding him? Diet itself can have a huge impact on our dogs skin, coat, teeth, energy level.

I would speak to my vet before starting him on a supplement at that age but when you are ready to add a supplement into his diet, I use this one: https://www.herbsmithinc.com/product/glimmer/

I like it a lot! I like the company a lot, really. I also use their Sound Dog Viscosity and Microflora on my dog.

Again, I would definitely chat with my vet about my concerns and look at his diet before I added a supplement in.
Aspen726 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2017, 04:10 PM
  #3
Dog Forum ModeraTHOR
 
kmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 11,910
Mentioned: 486 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Ditto @Aspen726
Talk to your vet about supplements first.

Honestly your puppy looks pretty normal based on that photo.
Once getting full grooms from a pro, your puppy will probably look more like what you are envisioning.


As for size, how much does your puppy weigh? As a toy poodle puppy he really should pretty tiny. They weigh what? Only 5-10 lbs as adults?
Posted via Mobile Device
Aspen726 likes this.
kmes is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 10-04-2017, 04:22 PM
  #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Hes 2.75lbs.
kobeboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2017, 09:50 PM
  #5
Senior Member
 
naturalfeddogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Talladega, Alabama
Posts: 1,224
Mentioned: 69 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
You can try putting him an omega 3 supplement like fish oil and see if that helps. Kibble is lacking omega 3's, and without it their skin and coat can suffer. His coat doesn't look bad, so if adding omega 3's doesn't help you can see your vet. Is he scratching at all?
naturalfeddogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2017, 09:45 AM
  #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Yeah he is, he scratches his ears, and also licks his paws a lot. I think was a food allergy, so I just switched him over last week. The itching has slowed down a lot, but occasionally hell still scratch.
kobeboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2017, 11:21 AM
  #7
Senior Member
 
naturalfeddogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Talladega, Alabama
Posts: 1,224
Mentioned: 69 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Try adding omega 3's and see. It could also be environmental/contact allergies as well. Pollen, dust, dirt etc...
naturalfeddogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2017, 12:39 PM
  #8
Senior Member
 
Markie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 1,485
Mentioned: 74 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Here is a supplement used for all dogs in all stages. It squirts right on the food. It's on Chewy.com and will come right to you. I would definitely add this. It's an Omega 3 supplement made from Alaskan Salmon :-)
Attached Images
 
Markie is offline   Reply With Quote
Dog Stairs - Dog Steps - Quality Pet Products
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.