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    alicia1330 Posts: 6, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 18, 2003, 03:07 PM
    I have a puppy that is 16 weeks, she has very dry skin I would like to know what kind of shampoo to use she has black fur and she looks white now with all the dry skin please help.
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    Dominique Posts: 19, Reputation: 2
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    Jan 19, 2003, 04:16 PM
    Feed her sardines a day (oily ones). 2 for a pup of a medium sized breed.

    Do NOT shampoo! Shampooing makes it a lot worse. The skin has to build up natural oils.

    If the pup is not better after 10 days take her to a vet. There could be some medical problems there.
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    Jan 19, 2003, 06:46 PM
    Egg yolk works well too, try it ;D
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    Dec 20, 2007, 11:11 PM
    I have found that Head and Shoulders works wonders for a dogs dry skin.
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    Dec 21, 2007, 04:15 AM
    If you are feeding any decent chow, the less else the dog gets to eat the better. Brush daily, and seldom if ever bathe the dog. Brushing is more pleasant for man and beast and controls odor very well. Our 14 year old Aster hasn't had a bath since she came back to live with us 4 years ago.

    If you dog still has dry skin following the above, talk to the vet.

    For other info see the sticky at
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    Dec 21, 2007, 08:42 AM
    FYI... did anyone notice this question was asked almost 5 years ago?? Lol
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    Dec 21, 2007, 09:11 AM
    I missed that. I wonder how these people find these questions. I didn't answer it originally because I wasn't a member at the time. Some other sites close all the questions after a couple of weeks. Of course your question on whelping is still going, but you continue to have more questions as the puppies develop.
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    macksmom Posts: 1,787, Reputation: 152
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    Dec 21, 2007, 09:23 AM
    Yeah, I see it a lot, especially in "pregnancy & new motherhood".

    I think it would be helpful for questions to be closed after "x" amount of time if there has been no activity... unlike mine, as like you said... I keep having questions lol

    Getting ready to introduce puppy food this weekend, so I'm sure something will come up that I ask haha!

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