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Shiny Coat?

Discussion in 'The Boxer Ring' started by jenniemitchell, Oct 11, 2002.

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  1. jenniemitchell

    jenniemitchell Boxer Booster

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    I was searching old threads for some direction on vitamins and natural additives, mostly to shine up D.'s coat. Wow! What a variety of responses I ran into!

    There are differing views on everything from vitamin tabs, garlic and onions, cheese, to whatever!

    Does anyone have a reco. for helping shiny coats?
     
  2. boxermom5

    boxermom5 Super Boxer

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    Mine have always had very nice coats. I think it has alot to do with the quality of food they consume. I have heard that putting a little veg oil in their food helps with their coat - we tried this on a dobie but then found out her problems stemmed from thyroid disease so the meds fixed the coat problem.
     
  3. BXRmum

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    I used to add a small amount (1 tsp.) of oil into their food once a day and it did help a little bit. My boxers always look their shiniest right after a bath though so that's just what I do - bathe them once a month or so. Some boxers are just alot softer and shinier than others. I think alot also has to do with the quality of food you feed and the vitamins and ingredients in it.
     
  4. Scrapper's Mom

    Scrapper's Mom Boxer Insane

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    Feed them a raw egg once or twice a week. Mine sometimes eat the shells, too. Olive oil is good too. Give them one tablespoon several times a week over their food.
     
  5. harley'smama

    harley'smama Boxer Insane

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    Once I started feeding Harley Nutro a couple months ago his coat is shiny. I didn't figure I'd be able to notice because he's white but I can tell!! I also give him a teaspoon of flaxseed oil once a week
     
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    eduncan Boxer Booster

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    I too believe it has a lot to do with the quality of food. Mahlon's coat is super shiny all the time since we switchedhim to Wellness.. He's so shiny he looks just-bathed every day!
     
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    Raynas mom Completely Boxer Crazy

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    When we first started feeding Nutro we really didn't see a change in their coats....but as soon as we switched to Innova...it was amazing...they stated going #2 less their coat's got very shiny....Our Vet even asked us what we were feeding because they look so good. I think its all in the food you feed.

    Good Luck ;)
     
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    Robyn Completely Boxer Crazy

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    Cooper swears by a jar of Vaseline! Of course it will give you dead grass in the back yard too! ;) smashicon
     
  9. ASTNC

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    I have read that it is the omegas 3 and 6 that help a coat stay nice. These are included in many kibbles, vatious foods, and the oils people mentioned they are putting in their food. I use derm tabs concentrated liquid which contains both 3 and 6.
     
  10. Bosco'sMom

    Bosco'sMom Super Boxer

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    I agree that the food you feed has alot to do with it.
    I have found that regular brushing and grooming also helps. Gets rid of some of that dead hair and dirt and also increases the oils in the skin.
     
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