it seems really dull(no shine)? is this normal? if not what is normal. also I think he is going through a coat change because it is getting really kinky and long!!
Is the cottage cheese easy for them to digest? I always thought that dairy like cottage cheese would poddibly give a tummy ache. I want to add to Stings food and improve anything I can. What does the cottage cheese help with?That's pretty young to have a dull coat. Check with the vet and if all is ok there are lots of things nutritionally that can help the coat. What are you feeding? We used to give Sam cottage cheese everyday when he was little, haven't done it for quite some time and his coat is very dull right now, but he has been on steroids for a few months for a problem we haven't been able to find a cause for and he's a little overweight. The coat condition definitely speaks to overall health.
Is the cottage cheese easy for them to digest? I always thought that dairy like cottage cheese would poddibly give a tummy ache. I want to add to Stings food and improve anything I can. What does the cottage cheese help with?
Do you think thats a better alternative to say yogurt? I don't know much about additive's to the regular dog food.
Thanks for any info you may have in advance!
I also make sure my whole group gets wormed at least every 4 months, but if I have a new addition then I worm all of them at the same time as the new one...as a preventative. Unfortunately poodles do seem to enjoy the ummm "backyard buffet" so I figure if they eat droppings with worms in it then they will just turn around and get it too.Pups should be wormed fortnightly until they are 12 weeks of age (especially for tapeworm), every three months after that. Cause we have the kennels I worm our lot every 2 months.
T gets cottage cheese, yoghurt, sardines as well as offal, meat and chicken frames/necks and his dry food as well. All on different days obviously :smile: I have a recipe for a vegie/fruit combo but haven't got to making it yet. I am feeding him based on the BARF diet and the dry food is really just for during the day as I can not always get home to give him a lunch time meal. I am thinking about adding fish oil with Omega 3,6 & 9 as it is suppose to improve coat condition also.
I really don't think there will be anything wrong with him, mostly likely just worms which really is no big deal, you just worm him and then do it regularly and problem fixed.
As you say the blues/silvers don't seem to be as shiney as the blacks so you might just be feeling he looks dull but possibly not as bad as you think. You could always post a pic too ** hint hint** cause we love pics of Dutch.
Only a little :fisheye: You probably won't want kisses straight afterwards but it's really not too bad. Fish oil in capsules is another alternative, you break it open and add it to their food apparently - sardines in oil are cheaper and T likes them too :biggrin:Do the sardines give them nasty fish breath?