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Old 05-06-2016, 02:59 AM   #1
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Hey folks, long time no chat. I hope all my forum friends are well. My little Bambino has been scratching a lot. Keep in mind this is southern Arizona. Lots of wind, lots of dust, very dry over the last several months ....95* today. I've switched him to grain free kibble. It seemed to work for a while but it's back to scratching again. Always seems to be in the friction points and his ears. The Feedstore suggested I stay with the same brand (Canidae - but switch to bison OR raw food). Raw food is very pricey. I would just as soon throw the pork loin or roast in the crockpot and share it with the dog if you know what I mean. Also what about salmon? I would think fish would be better or no? Am I overthinking this? Thanks once again! Robin & Buddy the Bambino
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You could try switching to salmon, I know the oil in fish is good for their pelts. One of my cats has a dry skin problem, and at least for him feeding a little bit of fish helped; he even got a little bit waterproof! You could also try mixing in a little wet food with the kibble to give it more moisture.

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I would go with the salmon. I have also sprayed salmon oil on the dry kibble when one of my dogs has had skin issues.
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Salmon as it's rich in Omega oils 3 and 6 I think It maybe one or both!! Also do you ever hose down Bambino to keep him moist and cool? And welcome back
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Alright........alright.......lol, I went out and bought Canidae Grain Free Pure Sea with Salmon dry dog food. I started him on it tonight.

I never thought of hosing him down. It's a struggle to give him a bath therefore, the trips to the groomer. Since he's a young dog he probably hasn't experienced a full-blown southern AZ summer yet. This might be his first. He may be happy with a hose-down. I know I would.........

I forgot all about salmon oil as well. Think that would be over-kill?

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...I forgot all about salmon oil as well. Think that would be over-kill?

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The first time I ever used salmon oil on a dog's dry kibble was due to a vet tech's recommendation. Using the kibble with salmon together with the oil would depend on the severity of the skin condition. Since you have bought the food, I'd give it a try and see if there is any improvement as the salmon oil is expensive. Have heard of some people who use olive oil instead of salmon oil. I definitely believe in grain free food for dogs with allergies. Good luck.
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The trouble is with kibble with say beef or chicken etc or even salmon won't have a large percentage of the actual product in it! Could you buy some fresh salmon and add it to the kibble?
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