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My Yorkie Poos both have oily hair a week after their shampoo.

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My Yorkie Poos both have oily hair a week after their shampoo. Also they have had skin conditions which have improved since cooler weather. The vet had their shampoo changed to KetoChlor Medicated Shampoo. I had them tested for skin yeast and they did have a slight case. I am to wash them every week for 6 weeks with this shampoo.
They are on a holistic raw food diet and Orijen Kibble
Any ideas?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 7 years ago.
Hi there.

I have seen many of these cases especially in yorkies. The product that has helped most is a product called Vitacoat which can be purchasd at any pet store. It has Omega 3 fatty acids to help with healthy coats and decrease this oily look. I als have had luck with Science Diet Sensitive Skin dog food which als helps to maintain a good balance of nutrients for the skin and decrease this oilly look.

This is a genetic issue in many yorkies and these pruducts along with the shampoo your vet has prescribed will keep their coats healthy.

Good luck!!
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Should I continue on with the prescribed shampoo for a few weeks first, or should I switch to the Vitacoat now.
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 7 years ago.
The Vitacoat is just a supplement to maintain the correct nature of your dogs skin coat. Your vet suspects a yeast infection so the shampoo should still be used as directed.
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