Evening primrose oil for slightly dry skin?

DougalandDiego

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Hi everyone,

I took Diego to the vets today for his routine cartrophen injection for his IC and mentioned to the vets that he had a very slight bit of dandruff (his brother Dougal also has a bit too) and that he sometimes has the odd scratch. Our fab, piggy savvy vet checked for anything like mites and anything fungal and ruled it out. She suggested trying evening primrose oil as she said his skin is really healthy just that because he’s long haired piggy he might be more prone to a bit of flakey skin.

She suggested that we could give them half a capsule a day but wondered if anyone had any experience with it? I don’t want to try anything that will cause any upset to tummies etc. when it isn’t a bad skin problem!

Thanks in advance! 🙂
 

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I’ve never heard of using that before but I know Vit E oil is safe to use on piggy skin, so perhaps that might be worth looking into.
 
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