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Old 07-04-2009, 09:28 PM
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Staffy with dry skin?`

My little lexie has got patches of dry skin, and it's flaking like dandruff onto her coat. No particular reason for this; she's been going in lot of mud recently (partners back garden!) and rather than washing her in bath with dog shampoo I've been using just water, in hope it won't dry her skin out anymore.


Are there any lotions that I can put on; I'm hesitant to put any 'human' ones on, like baby oil, incase it damages her skin any further!

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 07-04-2009, 09:31 PM
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Re: Staffy with dry skin?`

My Chihuahua Millie has this problem when she was very young. My vet recommended that we put a little fish oil on their food, it seems to have worked as millie doesn't have much dandruff at all now so it's worth a try.
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:38 PM
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Re: Staffy with dry skin?`

Sarah has suggested fish oil - I was going to suggest that maybe her diet is contributery to the dry skin, What are you feeding her on?
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:46 PM
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Re: Staffy with dry skin?`

Just browsing Zooplus and saw this Great Deals on Hokamix Food Supplements at zooplus: Hokamix Skin & Shine

Have no idea if it works but it could be worth a try. I just bought plain vanilla Salmon oil.

I think DT may be on to something though.
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:49 PM
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Re: Staffy with dry skin?`

Also forgot to add - I have heard of several staffies that have skin problems. Sure it can be easily cured, until you can get some firm advice thought I would be inclined to stop washing him
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Re: Staffy with dry skin?`

Thanks guys.

I try to keep 'washing' to a minimum, in fact I only do it when she is literally covered in mud!!!

Food - she eats Butchers dog food - 2 cans a day. And once a week I alternate with dry food - bakers complete meal, or IAMS.

Her diet was something I'd not considered.....but your right, could be key thing.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:39 PM
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Re: Staffy with dry skin?`

Hi,
Please don't take offence,but her diet isn't great.
Bakers is one of the worst foods available in my opinion.

I feed mine on Burns, twice a week they get sardines in oil,very rarely have any upset tums and there coats are lovely,it maybe worth considering swapping her food to Burns,JWB,Arden Grange etc.
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Re: Staffy with dry skin?`

Sardines in oil - as in just normal sardines down the can aisle? Will certainly give it a try!

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Re: Staffy with dry skin?`

Like sallyanne suggested, Bakers and Butchers (and even IAMS) are pretty poor choices of food, you should consider switching to one of the others she's mentioned. If you buy big bags (15kg) you can get them for hardly more than you're paying for a can of Butchers down the supermarket, perhaps even cheaper. (Definitely cheaper if you buy at shows.) It's so much better for your doggy and if she doesn't like it completely dry you can always add some warm water and let it soak a bit.

As for sardines.. bones and all?
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Re: Staffy with dry skin?`

it is commen for staffies to have skin probs but if you feed the right diet they should fine. As SallyAnnesays bakers is awful food try her on burns, autuarky, james wellbeloved, wainwrights or arden grange, look for hypo-allergenic brands which dont have colours or additives and add in oily fish a few times a week.

after a few months her coat should be nice and shiny!
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