I have noticed lately my puppy has a lot of dandruff. He is black so maybe I notice it more but is there a special shampoo i should use? what can i do for him?
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/purina-puppy-chow/I feed him purina puppy chow, while not the best dog food I totally agree I was advised to keep him on it for a few more months. He has just gotten over parvo and the vet doesn't want me to stress him out too much because he is underweight. The first few ingredients in my puppy chow are (real) chicken and rice, no corn in any of it.
All Puppy Cow has corn.
I definitely second the suggestion to slowly incorporate a better food. Refer to dogfoodadvisor.com for food ratings.
I must have missed the vets advice part (its hard to see everything on my phone sometimes). Most of my dogs grew up on Purina Dog Chow, and it did the job of feeding them. I wasn't as aware about dog food then, though.Purina isn't a terrible brand, I understand people hate it and what not but it has several natural ingredients in it as well and many dogs have grown up on it fine. I just want to follow my vets instructions for that at the moment, because he is a picky eater and needs to gain weight. I don't want to stress him by changing his food. Maybe one day I will but not till he is atleast a little older.
As for the bathing, I bathed him once after his hospital stay 3 weeks ago (he had that weird hospital smell) and haven't since.
Agreed on this.If you don't want to change dog food, I understand -- although I would consider it. But in the meantime I would give him fish oil and vitamin E. Just like with people, these vitamins help with dry skin.
Oh for crying out loud. Yes it's a perfectly fine, middle of the road food, and no one said your dog would not grow up just fine on it. All I did was point out the low fat content, which is relevant because you came on here asking about your dog's skin problems. Why come back just to argue?I think it is a pretty good food actually, I have done research on it before and your website isn't the only website out there about dog foods. I am happy with my choice and I am sure my pup will grow up just fine on it.