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I've noticed my pup will sometimes wake up with a coat of dander (looks like she's been rollin around in coke,
we haven't had the "don't do drugs" talk yet).  It goes away later in the day.  My wife is an allergy mill, so I'm a
bit worried that she might start having issues with this; though she's not showed signs yet.

My previous dog had dander occasionally in the winter, and I'd top her food off with a raw egg.  Somebody at some
point told me that this would help with dry skin.  She had been  house trained for years when that happened though,
so I never had to worry to much about changing up her diet too much.  With my dobie, I wondered if there was some
supplement that I should add to her diet or if she's missing something in general (I'm feeding her Blue Buffalo puppy).

R Marc

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Poor baby!

I totally know what you're talking about.  The dandruff definitely has something to do with diet, however I've also seen that some dogs are just more prone to it than others.  One of the girls I work with had horrendous dandruff when we first got her, looked like she got stuck under a fake snow machine!  You couldn't even pet her without stirring it up.  It did improve when her diet changed (we feed Royal Canin) but she still gets it occasionally. 

Check with your vet, but ours once told us that Fish Oil supplements can help skin problems.  I used to get the big econo bottles from Costco for our Golden Retriever because they were good human grade quality and less than even getting dog brands.  Another thing you might want to try is a dog formulated shampoo & moisturizing oatmeal conditioner made for dandruff, just don't wash too frequently since that can aggravate it sometimes too.  Or, another thought is a conditioning spray.  It can help moisturize the skin without the irritation of washing.  Not to mention they usually smell really good and rubbing it in is like a day at the spa for them.  Just another reason to spoil them rotten!  :D

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Yeah, talked to my vet too; said the same thing about fish oil.  Gunna try that out.