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Nancy   Cusseta, Alabama

11/5/2015 7:53:12 PM

My male yorkie has only started having a greasy coat after being neutered.

That is the only change. Could his greasy hair be a result of being neutered?

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GodLovesDogs   Toms River, NJ

7/21/2014 11:04:07 AM

Dr Andrews, a veterinarian in Canada, creates his own product called Four Paws. It is a powder supplement that goes onto their food- and they love it. This all natural supplement Reverses many conditions in dogs...I have had many dogs and Four Paws was astounding at what it did for them. My guess for Oily Coats, is to use Four Paws (NOT the USA company of the same name) to stabilze nutritional deficiencies, then test foods. There is a product called Angel Eyes that gets rid of the darkness that comes around digs eyes. It is dessicated liver. When I was using Four Paws, Angel Eyes, and an organic all protein dog food (no vegetables) my yorkies coat was fabulous: no unseemly grease. After 2 weeks I did not need a degreasing shampoo. The oatmeal shampoo or other shampoos for delicate skin (Yorkies have only one layer of hair like humans) worked beautifully. The best shampoo- after he was stabilized on 4 Paws Angel Eyes and Organic all meat food, was my very expensive for blonde only treated hair shampoo and conditioner. He shone so bright and soft and silky without grease. A bath lasted more than 2 weeks. Four Paws was $40 for 6 month supply. Angel Eyes was $30 for a month. Shampoo was $45 conditioner $35. Food was 2-3x the price of grocery store. IAMs and the brand Royal Canine for Yorkies were expensive, not organic and did not help. A little more money for all protein (no by-products and beef/steak worked better than chicken or
all organic was well worth it. With all of the above inplace his coat was beautiful shiney and soft, and his energy and brightness of personality came zooming back.

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Anna   Tacoma, WA

5/11/2012 3:01:55 PM

I have toy Australian Shepherd who's coat gets a bit oily. The shampoo I use is orange base, which helps with fleas, totally terminates fleas. It staves off the oiliness for at least a month. It's called Le Pooch F&T Degreaser. It's spendy, but worth it. You mix one part with 2 parts parts water- so it goes a little further. I'd buy 2 or 3 bottles at one time to save on shipping. Here's the
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Gina   Philadelphia, PA

3/16/2012 10:25:33 AM

I think greasy coat is related to the food dogs eat. I have a terrier-mix and we used to give him grocery store food, then we switched to Natural Balance Ultra. The difference in his coat is like night and day – he really looks great and it seems like he is happier on this food. Dogs are what they eat, just like people.

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Shelly Lawson   Chatsworth, GA

1/13/2012 7:49:39 PM

My new puppy was 9wks old. She had a terrible odor even right after I had bathed her. I took her to the vet & she had ear mites. He treated her with one treatment, I bathed her the next day & no more odor. While , I was at the vet a Yorkie was there with oily coat. The vet said it was due to a skin fungus.


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Darlene   East Yaphank, NY

11/1/2011 6:30:42 PM

I also have a six year old puppy mill survivor Yorkie that has a very greesey coat that gets a terrible odor. I have tried Seborrhea treatment, change in diet and about 10 different shampoos. Nothing helps and no matter how much I search the internet, there is nothing that helps

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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

9/11/2011 4:31:26 AM

good article, thanks

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Rhonda   New Smyrna Beach, FL

9/1/2011 8:30:10 PM

I also need the name of the shampoo. I have three yorkies but only one with oily skin and a bad smell. The article mentioned shampoo but did not give the name.

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Linda   San Diego, CA

5/2/2011 7:57:07 PM

My darling little sweetheart also has a really, really oily coat, and it's getting worse. I was finally told that it was food allergies, so I am trying to get her on some new food, but she was never this oily. Her personality hasn't changed and she seems fine, but now I'm wondering if I should take her to the Vets.

Can someone send the name of that oily hair shampoo, so that I can try that on


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