I have a year old Lab/BC mix who is on his second bag of Natural balance sweet potato and fish, before that he was eating canidae chicken and rice. The food switch happened because he had smelly farts on the canidae, which have gone away on the NB.
He has been very itchy lately, and it seems like his skin is dry, but his hair is glossy. He isn't miserable my any means, but I was wonder if its just because of the season his skin is suffering? He spends a lot of time outside with me at the barn after all.
I don't want to switch his food again, but I was wondering about adding a supplementary oil or flax seed to his food and if that would be appropriate?
Our dogs think the fish oil capsules are quite the treat. One of our dogs would purposely pop the capsule each and every time he got his daily fish oil....miss that guy dearly. And here I thought my vet was crazy when she suggested just tossing the capsule to the dogs.
The vets I work for suggest fish oil/caps daily for joint/body health and skin. Fairly inexpensive and works great:-) I buy the 1200 mg caps and started with one a day for 50 lb dogs. Some can't handle more and get gassy. Mine never got gassy at all.