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I have a 10 week old toy poodle, I feel like his fur is very thin, I understand this is his puppy coat. But I´m 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??? :confused::confused::confused:

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.

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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.
 

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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?
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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?
 

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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 he´ll still scratch.
 
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