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My little 3 month old is starting to get dry skin like we all are around here in Michigan. Thats what winter air does. Anyways her belly and under her arms are a little pink and chapped, but it does not seem to bother her. My question is her skin(not fur, which is fawn) now seems to be turning a darker color in those areas. Almost a greyish color. Can their skin color change, should I be concerned, what can I put on it? She has a regular vet check up next week, so I will ask there, just wanted some input. By the way she is being fed Blue Buffalo puppy food. Should I add more flax or fish oil? Thanks
 

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Fish oil helps Ecko keep from drying out. It's great for skin and coat. Read up or ask your vet for dosage amounts. Ecko's 47 lbs and gets 1000 mg.
 

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I give me girl a few fish oil capsules each week. (Dosing is 1000mg/50lbs) It keeps her skin from drying out and keeps her coat nice and shiny. I however wouldn't give it to a dog that is only 3months old. Wait until your dog is 6months old to start with fish oil. That's just my opinion, others may say different. I would just avoid bathing in the winter. I wouldn't be concerned about color change. Just make sure that when your pup comes inside that you gently towel dry her stomach so that it doesn't chap. GL.
 

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Whoa, I missed the 3 month part, sorry. Yeah, def consult your vet before administering to one so young.
Humidifiers are brilliant idea.
 

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Performance I know that about the coat changing, but its her skin that is changing. It looks healthy, but it is changing to a dark color instead of the normal pink belly.
 

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When Savannah was 3 months old her belly was almost completely pink, now she's got quit a bit of ticking on her belly. THe dark spots could just be ticking starting to show. :) I wouldn't worry as long as it looks healthy.
 

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Her litter mates were black and white and she is fawn almost buck skin, so maybe she will start to become darker in color.
 
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