Best product for dry fur?

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Mooncake has pretty dry fur, his skin seems to be fine, but his fur is very brittle feeling. What would you recommend that really works? I have tried a few different spray conditioners from pet stores over the years, as Dobie had the same kind of fur, but nothing ever really worked. He can't have salmon, either. It's like the soft fur on his head belongs to an entirely different dog!

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I assume because he can't have salmon oil, the other fish oils are out as well. How about coconut oil??  Not on the coat, but in the dog - LOL!

. My dogs have always loved it, and will eat it right off a spoon. Really good for them nutritionally as well.

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Mooncake has pretty dry fur, his skin seems to be fine, but his fur is very brittle feeling. What would you recommend that really works?

 

My girl Patience feels silky as can be pretty much always. The coat on her sister is noticeably more 'coarse' feeling to the point that you can tell them apart by feel alone when there is zero light to be able to see them with. 

 

Food suppliments for Dystopia made no change to how her coat feels as compared to her sister. I eventually gave up and told myself, 'It is what it is'.

 

 

Have you had a thyroid workup done?  Low thyroid is really really common in Dobermans, and one of the possible effects of low thyroid is dry brittle fur. 

Also, try a spoonful of coconut oil in his food once a day.