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Re: Scratching and Grooming
Hi there! a LOT of folks with GSDs are having itching problems RIGHT NOW. It's a combination of change of light/fall, change in foliage, etc. Add 2000mcg fish oil to food, and find a non aerosol skin spray.. I use Emu oil spray. Spray the dog liberally and brush in. Whatever you use, make sure it has NO alchohol, as that is a drying agent. If the dog develops loose/runny stool, cut back by 500 on fish oil until stool firms. I believe GSD's were bred to have a drier coat, for being outdoors. Then, we take them indoors, and screw it up.
so we have to add fatty acids to the diet often, and especially in the fall/winter. Try to brush her often, which also brings the skin oil to the hair, and stimulates the oil glands to produce more. Do NOT bathe!