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How much zinc and biotin can a 44 pound dog have daily

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I have a Bull Terrier and she has skin rashes, hair loss, severe itching. I would like to treat her with zinc and Biotin to help boost her skin and hair problems. How much can I give her daily? She weighs around 40 - 44 pounds.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 9 years ago.
Zinc can be very toxic for dogs so if you are going to use a supplement for skin issues I'd only use one specially formulated for dogs such as Derm Caps with Zinc or Linatone with Zinc which have the omega 3&6 fatty acids recommended for skin care as well as the zinc.
This supplement lists the daily dose of those nutrients they provide
Biotin is naturally synthesised from the diet in a dog's intestinal tract.
This site goes over zinc use in dogs
You can read about fatty acids here
And you might want to read about skin allergies too
Hope this helps you!