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Q: Is there lotion for doggy dry skin??

May 4, 2008 | By Boo04736 | 9 answers | Expired: 2412 days ago

I just adopted my pet from the humane society and discovered thatshe may have dry itchy skin, she always scratches her fromt "elbows" any suggestions?? Her vet appt is not until May 9th.

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Kay W.
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May 09, 2008

No there is not a lotion but there is a spray that you can get from your vets office that can help. If they do truly have itchy skin you can give them fish oil caps & vitamin E caps. I have lots of experience from my job (Vets office) so this is what I would recommend. I know if you bathe them too often it only makes it worse....once a month unless recommended by you vet. You can also try a different kind of dog food that is high in Omega 3 or sensitive skin. Are you sure your pet doesn't have skin allergies or allergies just in general? That could be a factor as well. Hope this helped!!!

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Jill R.
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May 05, 2008

You could try using a conditioning shampoo for her fur and there are also special doggie balms for dry paws and elbow pads. However, seeing your vet is a good idea. You need to make sure there isn't something medical wrong with her that is making her have dry skin. Your vet may also recommend a supplement or change to a premium food. Nutrition is important for healthy skin.

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Marta J.
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May 05, 2008

After you do all the other things suggested you can also use Keri oil after her bath. It's not real greasy unless you use too much, but it absorbs in a day or two. Just mix some in water and use as a final rinse and leave on or in a spray bottle inbetween baths. I use it for my dogs in the winter when everbody gets dry skin (like me) and in the summer because they swim almost everday and get rinsed off after.

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