How do you treat a dog that has dry skin?

  • If it is a long haired dog, continuous brushing helps the dogs skin produce natural oils and if it is a short haired dog try some baby oil and again brush often or massage the skin. The underlying cause needs to be found which could be anything from a fungas, parasite, allergy to cosmetic, allergy to diet.... but if it is just minor dry skin this should take care of the problem.
  • To get to the "root" (no pun intended) of the problem and stop your pooches dry skin you could add some vitamin E capsules 1 (One). 200 mg daily to his food. If your air is dry this could be making the problem worse. A humidifier might help. Oh, the vitamin therapy is only to be used for a short time. (10 days).You could try adding some Fish oil to the food, stick a pin in the capsule and add 1/2 of that to the food.
  • My dogs had severe itching to the point of chewing their fur off and chewing the skin raw! Vet would give them steroids and antibiotics, but the side effects of both made them miserable! When we found a tumor on one of my dogs, I started researching canine cancer etc. I found that raw diets usually cure it and help cancer. After 4 days, even the one that constantly looked like she had an eye infection had cleared up! (Vet kept saying it was allergies) 1 month later, all of their coats are shiny and so soft, they are happier, teeth whiter and with help of herbs, the one with cancer - her tumor has shrunk! Vet admitted she has seen certain cancers disappear with raw food diets. Dogs weren't made to eat grains, sugar etc!
  • Try fish oil capsules or liquid and use as a supplement. I have my dog on it that has skin problems and his skin is no longer flaky.