ABSOLUTELY give the oil pill. I give Kemo one of mine....there is alot of foods now with it added in. There is also Vita Gravy that has it in there too. Some people give it 2-3x's a week, I was giving it everyday....but I don't think he needs it that much since the food/gravy has it. After a bath I give it to help replenish the oils....if you buy a "dog" brand it will guide you on the label. People kind I am sure one pill is sufficent.