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can I put baby oil on my dogs skin he has some kind of allergy

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can I put baby oil on my dogs skin
he has some kind of allergy and is on antihistamines 3 times a day
he has lots if dry itchy areas so hence my question
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 4 years ago.

Rebecca :

Hello,

Rebecca :

I am sorry to hear about Toby.

Rebecca :

My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

Rebecca :

Baby oil would be safe to try, but may not help that much.

Rebecca :

There are products made especially for dogs that might be more helpful.

Rebecca :

Oatmeal shampoos can help relieve itching, without drying the skin.

Rebecca :

There are a number of leave on cream rinses made specifically to moisturize dogs' skin, like Humilac.

Rebecca :

Adding fish oil ( source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids) and vitamin E to his diet may help with dry skin.

JACUSTOMER-hj2ni41x- :

could I get humilac from a pet shop or is it vets only item

JACUSTOMER-hj2ni41x- :

we are adding cod liver oil to his food

Rebecca :

You can find it at a vet office, but I am sure you can find it online, or something similar to it at at pet shop.

Rebecca :

Cod liver oil is not a good source of Omega 3s. Not as good as sardine or anchovy or salmon oil.

Rebecca :

There is a product called Allerderm, that is applied topically, and helps to build the natural "epidermal barrier" on skin and helps many dogs with allergies and itchy skin.

Rebecca :

http://www.virbacvet.com/products/detail/allerderm-spot-on-skin-lipid-complex

JACUSTOMER-hj2ni41x- :

thank you you have been very helpful will take a look at the link

Rebecca :

You are welcome.

Rebecca :

Is there anything else I can help with, or answer?

Rebecca :

Kindly rate my answer, but only if all your questions have been answered.

Rebecca :

I will be checking back, to see how Toby is doing/

Rebecca :

Can I help you with anything else? This chat is available and open, until you give my anwer a rating.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 4 years ago.
Kay,
I was not seeing any more responses from you. I hope I answered all your questions.

Please let me know what else I can answer or help with. I hope to earn a good rating from you!

I will check back to see how Toby is doing.

Rebecca