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skin problem in Greyhound

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  • #3337
    Anonymous

    Question: Mandy is a retired racer that we adopted in early October(she came off the track
    in Sept.) and her skin is very flaky. We give her a daily vit.E (400 ieu) tablet
    ,brush her frequently and even use a
    leave-on spray conditioner with lanolin. Still the flaky skin is all over everything. Any ideas would be appreciated!!

    Also, great looking homepage.

    Thank you very much.

    Sex: Female Neutered

    username: [email protected]

    Pet: Canine

    Breed: Greyhound(Retired)

    Age: 5

    #3344
    Dr. Jeff Feinman
    Keymaster

    Greyhounds have very sensitive skin, and this time of year flakiness is *very* common. The Vitamin E is a great start, and the dose is fine, but she needs a balance of essential fatty acids, Vitamin A, Zn, biotin etc. for proper skin health. Instead of using multiple products, I use a veterinary supplement called EFA-Z+ which supplies it all. In addition, I would supplement the EFA-Z with 2 fish oil capsules/day.

    Daily brushing, and proper diet are also essential.

    What does the topical moisturizer contain? Although this is an excellent way of revitalizing the skin, some products can actually make matters worse.

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