Improving dog coat

Share hunting dog tips, hunting dog training questions or links of interest here.

Moderators: HNTFSH, hunt-chessies, captainkevan, swampbilly 1980

Improving dog coat

Postby lamboicon » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:51 am

I don't know if this had been posted before but when I searched I could not find anything. Anyways. I have a 10 month old yellow lab female. She got a rash on her stomach and back. The vet got the rash under control but her back is real spotty. Is there anything I could add to her food to help her coat. Anything will help


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
User avatar
lamboicon
hunter
 
Posts: 82
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:21 pm


Re: Improving dog coat

Postby Rutin » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:57 am

My lab had an outbreak from Advantix a little while back. Got it under control with anti-inflammatory and steroids but I also supplement my dogs for with Fatty Omega 3 pills. Make sure whatever you give the dog it's getting 1,000mg of EPA. I just buy the capsules and put them in his food. He thinks they are treats now. Its been about a month and his coat is looking better than ever.
Sargent Taylor's Hevi-Shot (Sarge)
User avatar
Rutin
hunter
 
Posts: 258
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:01 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: Improving dog coat

Postby i_willie12 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:13 am

i give fish oil pills
"Some people pride themselves on how far they can shoot ducks others pride themselves on how close they can get them. I'm an other!!! "
John Stephens RNT

HRCH Wilson's Grand Priarie Pintail "Sprig"
User avatar
i_willie12
hunter
 
Posts: 3968
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:42 am
Location: Marshall MO

Re: Improving dog coat

Postby kindervb » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:08 pm

My yellow lab was having real dry skin and itching a lot this summer and I started to add salmon oil to his food and it has made all the difference in the world. I get a quart of Grizzly Salmon Oil from Amazon for $30 lasts me almost 2 months.
User avatar
kindervb
hunter
 
Posts: 302
Joined: Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:40 pm
Location: Midlothian, VA

Re: Improving dog coat

Postby lamboicon » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:31 pm

Thanks for the help guys


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
User avatar
lamboicon
hunter
 
Posts: 82
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:21 pm

Re: Improving dog coat

Postby mjohnson81 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:37 pm

I've read that fish oils can be bad for the heart over the long. I give mine one raw egg every other day.

He had a bad case of dandruff and dry skin. The egg ever other day cleared it up in a week or so.

My thoughts
mjohnson81
hunter
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:24 am

Re: Improving dog coat

Postby RShockley » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:29 am

I give my lab brewers yeast pills. He also breaks out and develops rashes from time to time so he gets generic Benadryl as well.
User avatar
RShockley
hunter
 
Posts: 400
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:59 pm
Location: Fort Worth

Re: Improving dog coat

Postby TheSkunk » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:58 am

Flax Seed or Fish Oil Tabs + Vitamin E (Crucial)!!

Raw chicken or cooked eggs also can help to supplement.
TheSkunk
hunter
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:33 am

Re: Improving dog coat

Postby OmegaRed » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:43 am

A lot of times skin problems are food related. I'd possibly talk to your vet about changing food. Our dogs have to have something with lamb as #1 ingredient and minimal other additives to avoid food allergies.
If you can dream---and not make dreams your master;
If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same.
-RK
User avatar
OmegaRed
Fabio
 
Posts: 2537
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:38 am
Location: OHIO

Re: Improving dog coat

Postby tazman7 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:05 pm

Feed raw. No health problems here.
Beretta A400 Xtreme Unico 28" Max4
tazman7
hunter
 
Posts: 81
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:48 am

Re: Improving dog coat

Postby vicjake » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:40 pm

It is most likely diet related unless you recently used a flea med or washed her in something new. Most dogs are allergic to grain found in most kibble, your dogs allergic reaction is a more severe one it sounds like. Dogs are carnivors. And I'm positive they never cooked their food. I feed my boy all raw meat. This is by far the best diet I have come across. All kibble causes tarter which leads to a plethora of health issues. Feeding raw isn't easy but it is very worth it in the long run. It provides healthier coat and skin, better muscle and joint development, less allergic reactions and health issues associated with them(skin irritation, dry skin, ear infections, respiratory infections, etc.), gets rid of tarter and bad breath, reduces shedding and even reduces the amount of waste the dog produces because the dog can absorbed the nutrients in raw meat. Dogs are not designed to break down grains and vegetables. Almost all dogs have allergies to grains, severe or mild. Im not one to let my dog suffer the consequences just because kibble is so convenient. And don't get me wrong, I fed kibble before I researched dog nutrition and talked with numerous dog nutritionists and vets(don't be fooled, most vets do not receive proper training on dog nutrition. They receive a list of required nutrients and are trained only to insure that those nutrients are included in the diet. They do not pay attention to how important HOW they get those nutrients is. It's like a child being forced to eat mcdonalds cheese burgers their whole life. The burger has most essential components of a balanced diet: grain, protein, dairy and vegetables, but its not healthy. Kibble has all the nutrients in theory, but it is not healthy.). If I had to feed kibble it would be grain free Fromm four star. And I would make sure I incorporated a lot of raw meaty bones to help clean the teeth. If you are interested in feeding raw, do your homework. There are alot of components but its really not hard once you do it a few weeks successfully. This is my meal plan for my dog. Its a combination of lots of resources. It works well for me. I use mainly venison(we hunt), chicken, beef, pork, duck, and turkey. Any meat will do. Lamb is a favorite treat for mine. Variety is always good. I don't get these exact percentages every meal but every month comes out to about these percentages.

20% RMB(raw meaty bones)
13% Green Tripe(unrinsed, uncooked, nonbleached ruminant stomach)
5% Liver
5% Other Organ(kidney, lung, pancreas)
50% Muscle Meat
7% replacement meals and supplements from other sources(whole animals: squirrel, rabbit, fish; eggs with shell, raw unpasturized goats milk, salmon oil, vitamin E, raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar)
vicjake
hunter
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:48 pm


Return to Hunting Dog Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Tim Terrell and 9 guests