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Old 10-24-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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Hi all, bubba-jake is scatching a lot in specific areas. The feed store told me to add some plain oatmeal to his food and not to cook it. The internet says cook it feed store says not to cook it. They say this will help with dry skin or allergies. Does anyone really know if cooked or not cooked will make a big difference? Thanks Robin and Jake the k9.

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I haven't heard of oatmeal as a food additive for relief of itching, just of the benefits of an oatmeal shampoo or bath. However, I did find this:

Oatmeal Can Help Your Dog’s Dry Skin | Dog Notebook
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I haven't heard of oatmeal as a food additive for relief of itching, just of the benefits of an oatmeal shampoo or bath. However, I did find this:

Oatmeal Can Help Your Dog’s Dry Skin | Dog Notebook

Same as JGLI. However, read the article she linked and found it really interesting. Guess we learn new things everyday.
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:33 PM   #4
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Thank you - I am presently allowing the oatmeal to cool off! He has doggie dandruff that seems to appear seasonally. Right now the rains have stopped and we are back to bone dry Arizona weather until next July. I hope the oatmeal with help with the dryness and possibly resolve some of the itching DUE to the dryness. This weekend he will get an oatmeal shampoo bath as well. I will see how this goes. I would hate to think it's fleas. Not sure what to look for as I can't see anything and he always scratches the same areas. (his friction points- upper inside his legs. Sometimes under his chin or ears but not often) I'm open to anymore suggestions but it's now time to mix the oatmeal with his dog food. Thx, Robin and Bubba-Jake the K9

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Wow. That was an interesting article. I've never heard of adding oatmeal to help with scratching. I do know that oatmeal baths do help. Yep, you learn something new every day!

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Whilst I knew all about oatmeal baths, and have used them often, they are so soothing for many reasons, I never knew they had the same effect from eating them! I really hope it works out for him.

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fish oil helps too
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thank you I will look into the fish oil! He had an oatmeal bath today with a tablespoon of oatmeal in his food and conditioner. he is still scratching but it seems to be a lot less. It's only been a few days. Will keep you all posted!

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