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What about putting Argan Oil on my dog? She has very

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scaly, dry skin. I can't use it on myself, it breaks me out. What do you think? I called the vet for something to use but he never called me back. I don't know if it would be too oily on her coat or if it would be dangerous.

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noposting1294096630.663577 PostsRegistered 11/18/2005

My friend had this problem with her dog and cleared it right up with apple cider vinegar.

BonnieBelle1294096718.14320116 PostsRegistered 4/13/2007

I agree, that's about all I would use it for. I would never put that stuff on my skin.

Makeup Add­ict1294097178.458960 PostsRegistered 12/27/2006

One lady called in and said she put it on her dog's paw pads.

Haley1294097489.677543 PostsRegistered 7/21/2006PA

Hi! Please call the vet back and ask about it first before you try...

"...it's all good, start creaming/contouring..." -shoptillIdrop

Icegoddess1294097850.3231744 PostsRegistered 3/19/2010

I certainly wouldn't take the chance without an ok from my vet.

itslikeher­dingcats1294098748.454039 PostsRegistered 9/20/2010

I use Emu oil on my dog with the same problems.

Nadjalu1294114917.782037 PostsRegistered 9/7/2007

Dog's skin and human skin are VERY different. Do not use this on your dog unless your vet has ok'ed it.

You can make his/her skin worse if the dog has an issue.

Has your vet seen the dog for the scaly dry skin? If not you should have the pet seen. Sometimes the skin can be flaky and have dandruff, but actually have an oily skin problem.

So it is vital the vet is aware of what you are putting on the dog. Please, as a vet tech I can assure you if it is ok the vet will say so, if not no matter who does what the vet is the best at what your pet needs.

Uglybuster1294147870.263729 PostsRegistered 6/25/2010Chicago

maybe you need better food? I suggest food like Taste of the Wild, its a grain free dry dog food, or any better quality dog food that is grain free. Here is a link to check it out


This has really helped with my dogs chronic ear infections and dry itchy coat. Apparently there could be a food alergy to the grain added to dog food. I suggest you investigate foods before you lather your pup with grease.

I hope this helps.

light / medium... graying hair, 52 yr old, dry skin.

carlotta1294190696.971170 PostsRegistered 9/9/2007

I agree...check with the vet....dry skin can also be a thyroid problem...that 's what happened to our boxer...he is now on thyroid meds.

tymac1294256170.847505 PostsRegistered 8/6/2010

I have used it on my dogs, especially with this cold dry weather, and it has been good for both skin and coat. Our little foster dog came to us with a host of problems, one of them being a raging yeast type skin infection which caused most of her hair to fall out. With the help of a medicated shampoo to take care of the infection, the argan oil has softened the skin where hair has not yet grown back and given luster to her fur. She has almost all of it back, after 6 months, but we are still working on a few areas. For her I use it after her bath, with a few drops rubed into my palms and then I pat it around, adding more for the exposed skin.

It has also been good for the coat of my over-fluffed border collie. he sure does look fine!

anid1295891745.256 PostsRegistered 1/24/2011

i have a dog with a dry skin problem also.....my vet had samples of a product that i have started to buy. she wanted to see if it helped and it has....it's by Virbac....it's called Allerderm Spot ON. you can get it it Entirely Pets.com. and it's discounted now...i belive. and it really helps a lot......try it. use it after you bathe the dog....and she is completely dried......

luvie1295892895.32785 PostsRegistered 7/9/2005

i'm a very experienced dog breeder, handler, trainer. this problem is fairly common and most dogs expereince some dryness and flakiness in the winter months. it most often indicates a problem NOT solved my lotions and potions etc as yes, dog skin is much different than ours. for one thing, they have no sweat gland on their skin.

i can tell you what i would do;

i would not use this oil; i WOULD bathe the dog weekly with a shampoo recommended by your VET; i would feed the most expensive dog food i could afford. personally i prefer proplan PERFORMANCE. it is THE dog food used by the most people who show dogs for good skin and hair quality. there are others in this category, of course, but be prepared to spend $50 a large bag. i would add a fatty acid supplement combined with biotin. your vet may have a preference. i use mirracoat as i prefer to use a powder form. even the most expensive dog foods often do not contain enough fatty acids for our dogs. it will not work unless combined with biotin.

my guess is if you follow this regime, your dog wil look entirely different in 2 months. however... PLEASE ALLOW YOUR VET TO SEE THIS SKIN CONDITION. there are a number of things he will want to rule out.

just bee1295895953.9816016 PostsRegistered 1/3/2010Albuquerque, New Mexico
On 1/4/2011 carlotta said:

I agree...check with the vet....dry skin can also be a thyroid problem...that 's what happened to our boxer...he is now on thyroid meds.

Boxers are wonderful but skin problems can be an issue. We have an Australian kelpie now and I'm surprised how beautiful his skin and hair have been. What's his secret?

Quality food. Took a long time to find the right diet for him, but what a difference it makes.

My philosophy: Dogs are God's most perfect creatures. Angels, here on Earth, who teach us to be better human beings.

poodlpoo1295915617.3474265 PostsRegistered 10/23/2010
On 1/3/2011 BonnieBelle said:

I agree, that's about all I would use it for. I would never put that stuff on my skin.

DITTO!!! I wouldn't even put it on my dogs skin.

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