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I took our Giant schnauzer to get groomed yesterday and noticed that she ahd flakes all over. She has always been flakey but its getting worse. She eats ChickenSoup dog food. Which is better, Fish oil capsules or liquid? What kind of fish oil should I use? How many eggs a day/weekly can I give her?
Gisselles coat is great its just The schnauzers.
 

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i am giving sumya timberwolf organics salmon oil.she really likes it and i give her about 2 eggs a week but i don't know how many eggs you could give your schnauzer, i am not sure if his size makes any difference.
 

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you have to go to the website.... timberwolforganics.com . i bought some a couple of weeks ago, it was 50% off, i don't know if it still is. it is the wild salmon oil that i bought.
 

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Hannabanana (Heather) recommended an oil and I have to say the results are amazing! Sam and Lucy's coats look awesome in just 2 weeks time. It is from Sea Pet - It is the Omega 3 with Vitamins AD&E. Here is the link:

http://www.seapet.com/Oil.htm#ADE
 

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On the recommendation of Hanna as well I picked up some Salmon Oil at my local pet store, it recommends 1tsp per day and beware it has to be refridgerated after opening (I missed that). If you can find some on the Tiberwolf website that's great too.

Good luck and the results are fast.
 

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I have been using olive oil for about 8 years with my dogs. My vet recommeded it. The fish oils are too much in price and don't think you would notice a difference in fish oil and olive oils. I use a tbs per week.
 

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I give mine each one tablet of Salmon oil, 1000mg plus they get one raw egg a week. I have really noticed a difference in Samson's coat, which is coarse, now it is soo much softer than before
 

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Also brushing you dog on a regular basis helps spread out the oils in their skin.  So I do it as much as I can (brush) use fish oils whether in liquid form, canned mackrel, sardines etc, also feed raw eggs and the shells.
 

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i have been feeding the sardines and Maverick has a nice shiny coat. I have also started brushing more frequently and it really helps. I am also starting to use fish oils in kibble. I gave raw egg once and his poop smelled the next day horrible so i havent tried again but he was young then so i think i shall give it another go...didnt know you could leave the shells in..good to know. Did the vet say anything about the schnauzer's flakes?
 

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I have 3 mini-schnauzers  and they eat either Taste of The Wild Salmon or Purina One Sensitive Salmon and notice that their coats are much softer and silkier on the fish than when they eat chicken or beef.   They also used to eat Welness Fish and Potato and that did well too.

I give Lulu (boxer) an egg a week.

I usually split 1 egg between the 3 schnauzers each week.
 

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Donya\";p=\"108595 said:
i have been feeding the sardines and Maverick has a nice shiny coat. I have also started brushing more frequently and it really helps. I am also starting to use fish oils in kibble. I gave raw egg once and his poop smelled the next day horrible so i havent tried again but he was young then so i think i shall give it another go...didnt know you could leave the shells in..good to know. Did the vet say anything about the schnauzer's flakes?

The only thing the vet said was to make sure i get all the soap off her when i bath her but I rarely bath her myself she usually goes to the groomer, and I have specified a gentle shampoo for her and they condition her also.
Thanks everyone for the advice and suggestions. I will try the salmon oil and egg first then if that doesnt work i will switch to  flint river ranch fish and chips,we feed that to our pit bull.
 

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How many times do you take her to the groomer.  Frequent grooming / bathing can cause the oils in the skin to dry out thus causing flaking.  So if its a lot of baths, then maybe cut down:)
 

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[quote="HannaBanana\";p=\"108633":1o89nx0u]How many times do you take her to the groomer.
 
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