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For cost-related reasons I've had to switch Shadow back to a kibble for a while and may have to til hunting season starts up again. She's on 4health, which is a medium-rated brand.

But while her breath is good, and her poops are good, and her coat is SHINY... she's also got a ton of dandruff now! I can only imagine something important is missing from her diet that I need to throw in. Any ideas what it could be?

Bathing her hasn't helped, and she licks off any lotion I put on pretty much instantly, so I'm hoping for a food additive.
 

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Have you tried fish oil? That is supposed to be good for their skin ...aside from that I'm not sure specifically what to suggest.
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Bathing her hasn't helped, and she licks off any lotion I put on pretty much instantly, so I'm hoping for a food additive.
Better to use cold pressed coconut oil so if its licked off its ok to eat. Add it to each meal also. Start slow and work up to a tsp so you don't get loose stool.
Keep in mind bathing dries out the skin and coat.
 

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I was told an oatmeal bath would help the dry skin. :( How much coconut oil is to be used?
 

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Sometimes our Tiger gets dandruff, not terribly bad... but when he does, I crack an egg into his food once or twice a week and it clears right up. Quick and easy.

All the dogs are on high quality grain free food though, and are getting fish oil caps with their supper, so I don't have to do the egg thing very often at all, but it does happen periodically.

I did find this site that discusses all the stuff you can put in with their kibble, so hopefully this will help also!
 

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you didn't mention age. when Rocky was in the 3-6 month age he had dandruff, I tried fish oil and didn't see any difference, switched to orijen and haven't seen it since, although it may have been just an age problem.
I also like oatmeal shampoo for dry skin.
 

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Shadow's about nine years old. I'll throw some egg into her food (and maybe a fish cap?) and see what she does.
 

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Work your way up to a teaspoon of coconut oil in her food, redwood. If you put it on her body use as much as you feel is appropriate.
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