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Dry coat question

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Re: Dry coat question

Post  northernwitch on 8/18/2011, 9:26 pm

Fish oil! I use Noble Herring oil, liberally.
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Post  MackandMattiesMom on 8/18/2011, 10:02 pm

I've been giving fish oil and Missing Link to my crew and their coat is so soft and shiny. Also make sure she is feeding a high quality food.
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Post  sallyandtilly on 8/18/2011, 11:21 pm

How much fish oil do you guys feed?
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Post  GingerSnap on 8/19/2011, 12:18 am

sallyandtilly wrote:How much fish oil do you guys feed?
I buy the Grizzly brand in the pump and use one pump in breakfast and one in dinner.
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Post  MackandMattiesMom on 8/19/2011, 12:30 am

sallyandtilly wrote:How much fish oil do you guys feed?



I give 1000mg of fish oil per day.
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Re: Dry coat question

Post  Snifter&Toddy on 8/19/2011, 3:54 am

I believe coconut oil is also good though I have not tried that.
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Post  GingerSnap on 8/19/2011, 6:06 pm

Snifter&Toddy wrote:I believe coconut oil is also good though I have not tried that.
I had great lkuck with coconut oil. I like fish oil for the antioxidants, but coconut oil actually had more of an effect on their coats when I was using that. The dosage for that is to work up to 2 teaspoons a day. (Well, 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight, so roughly 2 teaspoons for most pugs.)
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Re: Dry coat question

Post  SacramentoPugs on 8/19/2011, 7:43 pm

I love coconut oil, too. It makes Marlee noticeably softer, more than salmon oil did (although I loved the convenience of the Grizzly salmon oil pump bottle!).
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Re: Dry coat question

Post  pugpillow on 8/19/2011, 9:22 pm

You can get it in a lot of supermarkets and health food stores. Some of it is VERY expensive but I have used the cheap stuff (West Indian Pride) for years - the stuff used in cooking and hair/skin conditioning for humans. I think I pay about $3 for a 500 ml. tin. I just found their website: http://westindianshop.com/coconutoilnatural100pure12oz1-1.aspx
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Re: Dry coat question

Post  GingerSnap on 8/20/2011, 11:09 am

I've never seen it at grocery stores here, but all health food stores have it. Mine is more expensive than what Hilary found it for, but still not bad considering how long it lasts-- around $15, I think. The stuff I get is labeled unrefined or extra virgin or something like that. I'm not sure if it makes a difference or not.
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Post  Pugsaunt on 8/20/2011, 2:41 pm

GingerSnap wrote:I've never seen it at grocery stores here, but all health food stores have it. Mine is more expensive than what Hilary found it for, but still not bad considering how long it lasts-- around $15, I think. The stuff I get is labeled unrefined or extra virgin or something like that. I'm not sure if it makes a difference or not.

It does make a difference. Penny used to get it, and I'm not sure why we stopped, but we're gonna start it again. You want the extra virgin unrefined - the refined is very heat processed and all of the good stuff is processed right out of it.
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Post  papaspugs on 8/21/2011, 9:04 am

Also, try using a boars head bristle brush and brush her once a day. That will help stimulate the coat and distribute the oils on the skin. Don't bathe her if she can help it. Brushing will get off any dirt and baths will just further dry the coat out.



Unfortunately, I have to bathe Baby Girl because she pees and poops on herself. But I met a pug with THE SOFTEST COAT, and the owners said that they only bathed her about 1-2 a year.



I will second the fish oil. Not only for the coat, but for eyes and cardiovascular health. I buy organic fish oil capsules and just us a tack to pierce it and squeeze it in their food 2xday. I think I am going to check on the pump though. I am not sure what the coconut oil does for the eyes, but I'll go check on it.
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Re: Dry coat question

Post  SacramentoPugs on 8/22/2011, 7:04 pm

Pugsaunt wrote:It does make a difference. Penny used to get it, and I'm not sure why we stopped, but we're gonna start it again. You want the extra virgin unrefined - the refined is very heat processed and all of the good stuff is processed right out of it.

Yep, I was told to only get expeller-pressed, unrefined extra-virgin stuff. It's about $16 for a big container that lasts quite a while. I get it at the local health food store, although I occasionally will buy online if I have a free shipping coupon.
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