help for puppy with dry skin?

okay, i used an OATMEAL flea shampoo on beignet last night and now he is all flaky. is there anything i can give him or do to control the flakes(besides washing him again-i dont want his skin to dry out even more)?

Asked by Beignet on Apr 19th 2009 in Bathing
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You can add an oil to his food; the most popular is salmon oil, I use cold-pressed hemp oil, some people use flax oil. Most pet stores will sell salmon oil with directions on dosages.

I've heard raw eggs help as well, you can add a couple per week to his food.

Bailey answered on 4/19/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily with a soft bristled brush. You might add a teaspoon a day of liquid cooking oil to its food.

DO NOT give it raw eggs. Some bad ideas never die, but dogs do.

Aster answered on 4/19/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Flea and tick shampoos are some of the harshest on the skin and coat. Its not surprising that your pup now has dry skin. Do not wash your dog more than 1x per month - and with a different shampoo next time.

Solutions: Salmon Oil (ideally cold-pressed), Sardine Oil, Hemp Oil, Flaxseed Oil, or a combination of the above (ie. Halo's Dream Coat or California Naturals Skin & Coat Supplement) will help. Also ensuring that your dog is on a great food with a fish, duck, or lamb base with no grains would be ideal.

Member 828188 answered on 4/19/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Medicated shampoos are very harsh to skin.
I would wait to wash again.
You can use a soft bristle brush to remove the flakes.
I would rinse him with water throughly a couple more times to remove any more shampoo or skin. Let him air dry.
You can follow up with flax seed oil or some conditioner, they used to sell Miracle coat conditoner, it is spray on one has tea tree oil in it. It is excellent, comes in Black bottle with kangaroo on it.

Dieta answered on 4/20/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


poor baby, it sucks when they have the itchies, it is hard for them to cope, they cannot scratch like we can. my hercules has horrible allergies, he has for years, we use benadryl for the actual allergy, but for the itchy dry irritated skin we use fish oil capsules daily, along with brewers yeast tablets, both are inexpensive and sold in most places that they have a pet section, i use walmart and feeders supply, but we also use pure cornstarch baby powder for the irriatation, it soothes the skin and is safe and wont harm them if they lick. it works fast and my hercules loves the attention of the rub he gets to get it down to the skin. it does make him sneeze at first, but he is grateful. on really bad days we use balmex diaper rash ointment directly on the skin. it is a quick fix also. good luck to you , and big doggie hugs to you and your doggie family!

hercules answered on 4/20/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Miss Priss

Hi - Sure - there are many things you can do for flea control and dry skin help:
I have loads of help :
1. add some oilve oil to his diet - Just 1 teaspoon per day / mixed into his food.
2. SEE here - Excellent help on Natural Flea Control and Low cost, too!
3. Here is a better shampoo - Tea Tree oil - helps the skin and coat and kills fleas, too.
HOT spot tea tree oil shampoo - it is great !
Safe and natural, too
4. Give your baby just a dash of garlic powder in his food each day - helps to keep fleas away and great for skin and coat.
The pure garlic powder in the shaker bottle in the spices area of your local food store.
JUST use garlic in small amounts.

Miss Priss answered on 4/20/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


yes raw eggs do work i put raw eggs inside of my dog treats.and yes salmon oil also works great and Flax Oil for Pets workks awesome for pets i use it on all my dogs and they love it!!!!!!!! here are some tips you can do at your house to help beignet feel better:give him 2 spoons full of Flax Oil for Pets a day 1 time in the morning and 1 time in the evening to help him or her clear up her faky skin and skin problems also Collidial silver drop 3-5 drops in her water,mouth or anything that she would drink and that will get her a 100 percent better you can also spray it on your dogs skin if you want and will clear your dogs sking up 100 percent.aslo try organic shampoo for dogs and organic food and treats will help great with your dog.try it!!!!!

Member 824516 answered on 4/22/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer