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    My dog has a very beautiful black shiny coat, but I have noticed its getting dull. And she has really bad dandruff. She has very dry skin, so I can't bathe her very often either. I was just wondering if there are any at home remedies for making her coat more healthy. I have this stuff that I spray on her and brush into her coat for moisture.

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    What breed is she? Is she still a puppy?

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    I tried googling some stuff, I found this it might be helpful.

    http://www.dogpro.com/dog-dry-skin.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarLooSHoo View Post
    What breed is she? Is she still a puppy?
    She is a lab boxer mix. She is technically still a puppy, but she's full grown.
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    Try adding some omega fatty acids (like fish oils) or flax seed oil the the diet. You can also add some sardines to her food or change her to a fish-based food. My dog's coat was never bad but since I've changed him to a high-fat, high-protein, low carb carnivore-specific diet with a fish-based food I've noticed a big difference in the shininess and sleekness and softness of his coat and he's a husky mix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneRed911 View Post
    Try adding some omega fatty acids (like fish oils) or flax seed oil the the diet. You can also add some sardines to her food or change her to a fish-based food. My dog's coat was never bad but since I've changed him to a high-fat, high-protein, low carb carnivore-specific diet with a fish-based food I've noticed a big difference in the shininess and sleekness and softness of his coat and he's a husky mix.
    So if I added some sardines to her food, about how much would you suggest? Like a can each day, or half of one.... LOL I don't want to overdue it.
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    So if I added some sardines to her food, about how much would you suggest? Like a can each day, or half of one.... LOL I don't want to overdue it.
    I'd just give her one or two sardines per day. Make sure they're the kind packed in water, though. I wouldn't recommend the ones packed in oil.
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    Honestly, your better off getting fish oil caplets than giving her sardines. Get the fish oil gel caps and poke a hole in one and squirt it over her food once a day. You will notice a huge difference. Not to say the sardines are bad, but they can contain a lot of sodium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USCGBoxerMom View Post
    Honestly, your better off getting fish oil caplets than giving her sardines. Get the fish oil gel caps and poke a hole in one and squirt it over her food once a day. You will notice a huge difference. Not to say the sardines are bad, but they can contain a lot of sodium.
    The sodium was one thing I was worried about. I was actually thinking of these fish oil caplets this morning. I'm really happy you posted, because I was wondering if I could give them to her.
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    Flounder's coat has be AMAZING (shiny and SOFT) since we switched to Blue Buffalo. I highly recommend it.
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