Dry Itchy Skin - Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums

Doberman Health If it has to do with your dog and its health post here.

DobermanTalk.com is the premier Doberman Dog Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-13-2011, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
Lil Dog
 
Posts: 50
Location: Chatham, Ontario CANADA
Dogs Name: Judge
Dogs Age: Born Feb 7 2011
Gallery Pics: 8
Visit kbultje's Gallery
Thanks: 60
Thanked 101 Times in 32 Posts
Images: 8
kbultje is a glorious beacon of lightkbultje is a glorious beacon of lightkbultje is a glorious beacon of lightkbultje is a glorious beacon of lightkbultje is a glorious beacon of lightkbultje is a glorious beacon of light
Dry Itchy Skin

Hello Everyone... This is my first post :-)
Our new pup (male, 4 months) has been having some issues with his coat. When we got him, he was shiny and dandruff free. We transitioned him off of Nutrience to Wellness Large Breed Puppy over a 2 week span (upgrade in my opinion) but we have noticed his coat has gotten progressively worse. He itches mid activity sometimes and has quite a bit of dandruff... any suggestions? I would prefer not to switch his food.
Thanks!
kbultje is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Join Date: Jan 2011
The Following User Says Thank You to kbultje For This Useful Post:
Darkevs (05-13-2011)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-13-2011, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
Alpha
 
Posts: 468
Location: Miami, FL
Dogs Name: Daisy/Calvin
Titles: none
Dogs Age: 01/12/09; 12/1/10
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit NAA2586's Gallery
Thanks: 215
Thanked 416 Times in 233 Posts
NAA2586 has a reputation beyond reputeNAA2586 has a reputation beyond reputeNAA2586 has a reputation beyond reputeNAA2586 has a reputation beyond reputeNAA2586 has a reputation beyond reputeNAA2586 has a reputation beyond reputeNAA2586 has a reputation beyond reputeNAA2586 has a reputation beyond reputeNAA2586 has a reputation beyond reputeNAA2586 has a reputation beyond reputeNAA2586 has a reputation beyond repute
You can try buying fish oil pills from your vet.
__________________
NAA2586 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Join Date: Nov 2010
Old 05-13-2011, 07:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
Alpha
 
stryker2's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,071
Location: Northern Ohio
Dogs Name: Yago and Stryker
Titles: Both CGC and both Spoiled Couch Potatoes
Dogs Age: 4 1/2yrs and 5yrs
Gallery Pics: 2
Visit stryker2's Gallery
Thanks: 120
Thanked 2,318 Times in 1,217 Posts
Images: 2
stryker2 has a reputation beyond reputestryker2 has a reputation beyond reputestryker2 has a reputation beyond reputestryker2 has a reputation beyond reputestryker2 has a reputation beyond reputestryker2 has a reputation beyond reputestryker2 has a reputation beyond reputestryker2 has a reputation beyond reputestryker2 has a reputation beyond reputestryker2 has a reputation beyond reputestryker2 has a reputation beyond repute
Try Fish Oil and Olive oil on his food.
Also found this in Doberman Digest January/February 2011 issue you can make your self.
Use a 24 oz spray bottle.
Listerine 1"
CVS Shower & Bath Oil .5"
Any Human Hair Conditioner 2"
Add Distilled Water and fill to the top

Spray coat with water. Brush coat (use Kiwi Shoe Brush) to stimulate skin and remove flaky skin. Wipe with Microfiber cloth.
Spray coat and brush in.
Can be done daily and then weekly
stryker2 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Join Date: Nov 2009
Old 05-13-2011, 07:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
Owned by Dobes since 1975
 
Darkevs's Avatar
 
Posts: 28,327
Location: BC, Canada!
Dogs Name: Charlie & Naughty Dottie!
Titles: BDIH & BND
Dogs Age: 5 & 7 months
Gallery Pics: 46
Visit Darkevs's Gallery
Thanks: 76,599
Thanked 44,554 Times in 17,481 Posts
Images: 46
Darkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond repute
Maybe he is allergic to an ingredient in the new food.

If he was doing well on the Nutrience, why did you switch foods?

Have you bathed him recently, anything else new or different lately?
__________________

We sure miss you Pun'kin.
Darkevs is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Join Date: Sep 2007
Old 05-13-2011, 08:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lil Dog
 
Posts: 50
Location: Chatham, Ontario CANADA
Dogs Name: Judge
Dogs Age: Born Feb 7 2011
Gallery Pics: 8
Visit kbultje's Gallery
Thanks: 60
Thanked 101 Times in 32 Posts
Images: 8
kbultje is a glorious beacon of lightkbultje is a glorious beacon of lightkbultje is a glorious beacon of lightkbultje is a glorious beacon of lightkbultje is a glorious beacon of lightkbultje is a glorious beacon of light
I wanted a food that was high in protein, had lower calcium levels and was grain free... Wellness large breed puppy dog food has all this. I did lots of research before we got our pup and I guess it's just what I decided on... His coat is still shiny, and his stools are ideal. So i really don't want to switch his food.

I do bathe him about every 10 - 15 days. At our vet check up she said this may be the reason.... I wasn't going to give him a bath for awhile but he tumbled into a sticky mud puddle yesterday. Shouldn't a bath with a middle puppy shampoo help his coat though?
__________________

Proud owner of our first Doberman "Judge"
Kathryn Pilon
kbultje is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Join Date: Jan 2011
The Following User Says Thank You to kbultje For This Useful Post:
Darkevs (05-15-2011)
Old 05-13-2011, 08:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
Owned by Dobes since 1975
 
Darkevs's Avatar
 
Posts: 28,327
Location: BC, Canada!
Dogs Name: Charlie & Naughty Dottie!
Titles: BDIH & BND
Dogs Age: 5 & 7 months
Gallery Pics: 46
Visit Darkevs's Gallery
Thanks: 76,599
Thanked 44,554 Times in 17,481 Posts
Images: 46
Darkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond reputeDarkevs has a reputation beyond repute
The less you bath your pup/dog the better. Bathing removes the naural protective oils of a dogs coat and skin, it can result in dry flakey skin, no matter what kind of shampoo you use.

Hugz to Judge!
__________________

We sure miss you Pun'kin.

Last edited by Darkevs; 05-13-2011 at 08:55 PM..
Darkevs is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Join Date: Sep 2007
Old 05-15-2011, 12:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
Alpha
 
Posts: 4,105

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit dobebug's Gallery
Thanks: 4,511
Thanked 9,146 Times in 2,578 Posts
dobebug has a reputation beyond reputedobebug has a reputation beyond reputedobebug has a reputation beyond reputedobebug has a reputation beyond reputedobebug has a reputation beyond reputedobebug has a reputation beyond reputedobebug has a reputation beyond reputedobebug has a reputation beyond reputedobebug has a reputation beyond reputedobebug has a reputation beyond reputedobebug has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbultje View Post
I wanted a food that was high in protein, had lower calcium levels and was grain free... Wellness large breed puppy dog food has all this. I did lots of research before we got our pup and I guess it's just what I decided on... His coat is still shiny, and his stools are ideal. So i really don't want to switch his food.

I do bathe him about every 10 - 15 days. At our vet check up she said this may be the reason.... I wasn't going to give him a bath for awhile but he tumbled into a sticky mud puddle yesterday. Shouldn't a bath with a middle puppy shampoo help his coat though?
I don't think it has anything to do with the food. 10 to 15 days is too often to be bathing puppies or adult dogs. Especially those with short single coats like Dobes. I don't bath the Dobes often at all--but what I do is to take a damp terry cloth towel once a day and just wipe them down.

For situations where the puppy gets into something like the sticky mud try just washing him off with plain water. Shampoo is often not needed at all.

Also most people bath dogs in water that is much too warm. From a vet dermatologist who presented this in a seminar for vets--bathe in tepid water--if it feels warm to you it's too warm for the dog. Cold water is better than warm water.

There is more to it and you can find all of the instructions on the DPCA website under Breeder Education, I think it's entitled something like "How to bathe your dog".

I have had zero dandruff since I stopped bathing the dogs with wam water. The other thing to bear in mind is that if you are using a shampoo you should rinse for twice as long as it took you to lather the dog up with the shampoo--and then rinse one more time.
dobebug is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Join Date: Jul 2005
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to dobebug For This Useful Post:
Darkevs (05-15-2011), kbultje (05-19-2011)
Old 05-15-2011, 12:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
Alpha
 
KevinK's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,656
Location: North Jersey
Dogs Name: Dakota
Titles: I Has a Rescue

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit KevinK's Gallery
Thanks: 1,775
Thanked 6,720 Times in 1,915 Posts
KevinK has a reputation beyond reputeKevinK has a reputation beyond reputeKevinK has a reputation beyond reputeKevinK has a reputation beyond reputeKevinK has a reputation beyond reputeKevinK has a reputation beyond reputeKevinK has a reputation beyond reputeKevinK has a reputation beyond reputeKevinK has a reputation beyond reputeKevinK has a reputation beyond reputeKevinK has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbultje View Post
I wanted a food that was high in protein, had lower calcium levels and was grain free... Wellness large breed puppy dog food has all this. I did lots of research before we got our pup and I guess it's just what I decided on... His coat is still shiny, and his stools are ideal. So i really don't want to switch his food.

I do bathe him about every 10 - 15 days. At our vet check up she said this may be the reason.... I wasn't going to give him a bath for awhile but he tumbled into a sticky mud puddle yesterday. Shouldn't a bath with a middle puppy shampoo help his coat though?
Though it may not seem like it, every 10-15 days is pretty excessive for bathing I would say.

It sounds like to me you don't have to do anything differently, except cut out the baths. Everytime you wash your dog, it takes off his natural oils, which dries out the skin, and that's why he gets he dandruff. I wouldn't start looking into supplements or anything else unless a vet recommends it, but also make sure you tell them about the baths.

If your dog gets dirty, or needs to be cleaned, you can just wipe him down or clean the area. But I bet if he's otherwise healthy, (only a vet can confirm this obviously, we can't tell you if he has a skin problem or not, just give advice) and you cut out the baths he will get alot better with the dandruff.
KevinK is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Join Date: Aug 2010
The Following User Says Thank You to KevinK For This Useful Post:
Darkevs (05-15-2011)
Old 05-18-2011, 10:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
Lil Dog
 
Posts: 50
Location: Chatham, Ontario CANADA
Dogs Name: Judge
Dogs Age: Born Feb 7 2011
Gallery Pics: 8
Visit kbultje's Gallery
Thanks: 60
Thanked 101 Times in 32 Posts
Images: 8
kbultje is a glorious beacon of lightkbultje is a glorious beacon of lightkbultje is a glorious beacon of lightkbultje is a glorious beacon of lightkbultje is a glorious beacon of lightkbultje is a glorious beacon of light
Judge's coat is clearing up already... Baths are out unless absolutely necessary. Thanks for the responses.
__________________

Proud owner of our first Doberman "Judge"
Kathryn Pilon
kbultje is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Join Date: Jan 2011
Old 05-18-2011, 10:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
sufferin succotash
 
sam&macksmom's Avatar
 
Posts: 9,170
Location: Doberville
Dogs Name: Sammy and Mack
Titles: CGC,TDI,TT
Dogs Age: Sam-8 Mack-10ish
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit sam&macksmom's Gallery
Thanks: 8,914
Thanked 18,771 Times in 6,513 Posts
sam&macksmom has a reputation beyond reputesam&macksmom has a reputation beyond reputesam&macksmom has a reputation beyond reputesam&macksmom has a reputation beyond reputesam&macksmom has a reputation beyond reputesam&macksmom has a reputation beyond reputesam&macksmom has a reputation beyond reputesam&macksmom has a reputation beyond reputesam&macksmom has a reputation beyond reputesam&macksmom has a reputation beyond reputesam&macksmom has a reputation beyond repute
I bath my pinschers 2-3 times per year. If they get funky from playing in mud, grass, etc I use all natural baby wipes to clean up their coat.
__________________
Reputable Breeder Checklist: Here
DPCA: Here
UDC: Here
sam&macksmom is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Join Date: Jul 2009
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
dandruff, dry skin coat, puppy

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0 Beta 2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2 ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.
@2005 - 2008 DobermanTalk.com
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com