Mexican Hairless Dog

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  1. Leto

    Leto New Member

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    I have recently taken in a standard size female Xolo.. she was used as a puppymill dog and abused before she was rescued.

    I've had her for 4 or 5 days, and things have been going great. She is getting along with my 5 cats, and my other dog Apollo. He is a bouvier des flandres mix.

    I just have a question about her skin care.

    She is on Nutros Lamb and Rice forumula that is suppsoed to improve the skin and coat.

    I am just not sure how I should be taking care of her skin... I read that they needed to be bathed often.. how often is often? I know my bouv only gets one bath a year.

    Also I was told that I should moisterize her skin as well.. what should I use for that? And how often?

    Thanks ahead of time!

    Ps, here's a pic

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    Mia and Apollo
     
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    I have no idea which moisturizers you should use.

    However, have you thought about switching her to a better food? Possibly even a vegetarian diet?
     
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    I was in Petsmart yesterday.. looking at different foods.. now I can't recall the name of the dog food.. I've never heard of it before.. but it was for skin.. and it was a vegetarian diet. Considered it.. will likely switch to it if it's what I should be feeding her.. but I am feeding her what was given to me by the rescue organization right now.
     
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    Are there any non-chain pet stores near you that might carry higher-quality food, such as Innova or Canidae? Any high-quality food will improve a dogs skin & coat. Nutro really isn't that good.

    If you browse the dog food section here on Chaz, I'm sure you'll find some threads that catch your interest about skin & food.
     
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    Just my opinion, but..

    I have HEARD that dogs do not do well on vegetarian diets. Dogs, just like people, are omnivores. Obviously, wolves and cats are carnivorous, but I guess when you live with people long enough you'll learn to eat anything. ;)

    In my opinion, you should try to feed a quality kibble and supplement it with certain raw foods, like bones, gizzards, chicken necks, and dog safe veggies.
     
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    are u sure shes a mexican hairless and not just a porely bred chinese crested

    all the mexican hairless i have seen have had absolutely no hair and have looked more like bald min pins

    i could be wrong though
     
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    Xolo's can have a little hair on the head, besides she's much to big to be a crested :p
     
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    Yeah, she weighs 28 lbs.

    Not a Cresteds 12.

    As far as I know, Xolos are a 'vegetarian' dog.. I never heard of it until I started researching the breed after I got her.

    I will look around.. I've heard of Innova but never seen it. And we tried the candae with our other dog and had a bad expeience with it.. so we won't try that again.

    Thanks for your guys suggestions.
     
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    Xolos were bred to be vegetarian!

    Petsmart carries Nature's Recipe "Healthy Skin" vegetarian formula.
    -21% protein isn't terribly bad at all.

    Also, other vegetarian dog foods from decent companies:

    Evangers: http://www.evangersdogfood.com/dog/20101.html
    -They say that it is a complete dinner, but 8% protein is NOT enough.

    Natural Balance: http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/products/Vegetarian.html
    -This would be my choice if I fed a vegetarian diet. Protein is still kind of low at 18%, but maybe you could supplement with tofu and yogurt.

    PetGuard: http://www.petguard.com/main/templates2/frameset-dog.html
    -Apparently their meat-based line is pretty good. The ingredients in the vegetarian diet look good. 16% protein.
     
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    Nature's Recipe "Healthy Skin" vegetarian formula.. thats what I was looking at, at Petsmart.
     
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    For moisturizer, I''ve heard of people using St Ives successfully, but I''d recommend getting in contact with a breeder or exibitor to find out more on this.

    I never knew Xolos were veggie dogs, that''s wierd!
     

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