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Question Posted Tuesday March 1 2005, 11:28 am

My dog has REALLY bad dandruff(sp?) and i do not know what to do. Is this normal? Ive tried brushing him but theres just so much! Does anyone know of any good products?

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CandyCornIsGreat answered Sunday March 13 2005, 12:05 pm:
Try using oatmeal shampoo on the dog. It's only about four dollars at places like walmart and seems to work great. Give the dog a bath about every 2 weeks or so, and make sure the soap is completely rinsed out. (if you leave any soap in, it irritates their skin, and they continue to scratch.)After the dog is mostly dry, get a plastic fine toothed comb (as you would use on a human) and brush them out with it. (combs get closer to the skin than pet brushes do.)and yes, it is normal. It seem it is especially common in Doberman breeds. If the dog doesn't have a good high quality dog food, you may want to switch to a better food. Also, if you put about 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in the dry dog food, it makes their skin and coat appear healthier, and mimimizes the flakes. Give the results about a week to take effect. If these things do not work, please seek a vet for other suggestions.

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Catcrazygurl answered Thursday March 10 2005, 10:20 pm:
I think thats normal. I wouldn't be too concerned. My dog and cat also have bad dandruff, but their skin is healthy.
~**Hope I helped**~

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laceylikesthecolorblue answered Wednesday March 9 2005, 9:02 pm:
O.k. well how often are you washing youre dog? If alot that's wat is causing the dog bad dandruff. Try washing your dog every 2 weeks. It helps my dogs. Hope you take my advice.

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Panda answered Sunday March 6 2005, 10:48 pm:
If it's very bad, he might have a skin infection. You should take him to a vet, and get it checked out! :) - The Panda

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kleokriesel answered Saturday March 5 2005, 3:09 pm:
Put some listerine mouthwash over the spot, then rinse it out.

If that doesn't work or if it's all over his body, take him to the vet.

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calliecat100789 answered Thursday March 3 2005, 8:25 pm:
you should use teatree oil it works for my dog

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KirksSkater answered Tuesday March 1 2005, 3:14 pm:
Go to the pet store and buy the special shampoo. If that doesn't help, take the dog to the vet and he can give you a perscription. Hope I helped@

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SugaHigh answered Tuesday March 1 2005, 2:49 pm:
Try caling the groomer at petsmart or petco to ask them what kind of product is best for your god BREED. it all depends on the breed. It is normal for some big dogs, and a few small dogs, but again it depends on the dog.

sorry i cant help more

15~~~ N I K K I

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br0kenPr0miiSes answered Tuesday March 1 2005, 1:54 pm:
all dogs have dandruff.

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XxJeSSeGeRbiLxX answered Tuesday March 1 2005, 1:06 pm:
just brush him a lot more, and dont bathe him as often. itll pass when winter's over

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Shortie8959 answered Tuesday March 1 2005, 12:32 pm:
It's normal. It's winter, and you're dog just has dry skin. Try taking it to the vet, and they can get your dog a prescription.
Hope I helped!
♥ Erin

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piinkbabii781xx answered Tuesday March 1 2005, 12:18 pm:
Its try washing him and it might not be dandruff it juss could be that it has dry skin

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Karen answered Tuesday March 1 2005, 12:00 pm:
Yes, it's normal for your dog to have winter. Since it's winter, it's normal for your dog to have dandruff because her or his skin is just dry. You can actually use shampoos/conditioners for people who have dandruff. I suggest that you should try using Head and Shoulders because it does work, my friend used it on her dog. If that doesn't work, try going to a vet and get a prescribed product.

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MiZzAdViCe16 answered Tuesday March 1 2005, 11:54 am:
my grandmothers dog has some really bad dandruff too and to make it all worse he is black but pet express has some really good shampoos and name brands of shampoos for dogs and there bad dandruff i have one and it works great o yes and make your you DONT use human shampoo on your dog because it could give them an infection (i know this because my dad is a vet)

well i hope i helped

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xXxpinky615xXx answered Tuesday March 1 2005, 11:42 am:
You can actually use Head and Shoulders on your dog. The same thing happens with my two Shih-Tzus so we just Head and Shoulders on them. It's actually perfectly safe to use regular shampoo on dogs only you need to avoid getting it near their eyes because it will hurt their eyes like any other shampoo would. Try using that and even conditioner and massage it onto it's body. If you live in a cold area, ie: New Jersey, PA, New York, etc. it will dry out their skin. Try that and if doesn't work, I'd suggest taking him to the doctor. Hope this helped.

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