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Baggins' Bites: Fish Oil for Dogs is a Powerful Health Boost
August 09, 2011
Dear Dog Lover,

Today I'm going to share a reader's question about dry skin and my answer.


I have an aging Chinese Crested female dog with congestive heart failure, she is on medicine that is a diuretic and I think it is making her skin really dry, she has always had the "blackheads" know on that breed of dog but I notice she is licking her skin sometimes and it looks a little flaky.

Do you know if I could rub lotion or oil on her to help the dryness. Thanks for any info, Denise"

Hi Denise,

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. I wouldn't rub lotion or oil on her skin because she'll just lick it off and most aren't meant for ingesting.

I would suggest omega 3's. The best source is fish fish because it's rich in DHA, an essential fatty acid which is great for the skin.

You can offer her a daily fish oil pill (Baggins thought they were treats), you can squirt some salmon oil on her food and you can feed her foods with salmon.

The omega 3's in fish oil is good for the heart, the nervous system and her eyesight.

Of course, you should always check with your veterinarian but I can't imagine why this wouldn't help your pet's skin or it interfering with her meds but check with your vet.

Hope this helps!

Here's 7 ways fish oil can boost your dog's health.

I look forward to hearing your success stories!

Yours in Treats and Health,

Jen & Sammy the best in dog treat recipes

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