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Old 12-14-2012, 07:51 PM
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Chili's hair seems to be stiff. I feed him raw and ziwipeak. my question is what else can I do to soften his hair? Or is it normal to be alittle coarse?
it lays nice and flat but other people have commented on how coarse it is. even my parents 2 chics have soft hair and they eat crap dog food.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:55 PM
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Jaxx has some coarse hair. With Jaxx it seems his darker hair is coarse.

Fish oil is supposed to be good for skin and coat so it may help his hair get softer. I know there is some fish oil in ZP though.
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It could just be his genetics.

I agree with Amy though... add in some omega 3 fatty acids and see if that improves coat texture/quality.

I'd start with a regular fish oil capsule for people. Poke a hole in it and drizzle over food. Start slow, maybe half a capsule every other day. If he tolerates it (some dogs get loose stools), then increase the amount. It's extremely difficult to overdo the fish oil. A therapeutic dose may be as much as one capsule every day for a couple of weeks, then you can back off to every other day, and then a couple times a week for maintenance.
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We use a 1200 fish oil capsule, twice daily. The easiest method is to use scissors to snip the tip off of the capsule, and then drizzle it over Simcha's Nutro kibble. It does have a very slight fishy odor, but Simcha does not seem to mind.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:56 PM
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Right now I also feed zp and raw everyday. Like everyone else suggested, try fish oil or salmon oil. I can tell you that I just added salmon oil recently and it improves Star hair and skin more. My husband noticed last night that Star's coat is more softer since I added salmon oil. I also use coconut oil every other day for her coat and skin too.
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Tiki has a couple patches that are course too.
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Chico has course hair on his back...... When I give Salmon oil I can tell a BIG difference in his hair.....
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:31 AM
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Tia had a course coat when I got her last week, but after a week on TOTW Pacific Stream her coat is much better. Very soft and silky. Crackers has a shedding issue and a week on TOTW Pacific Stream he has almost stop shedding completely.


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