I have two ChihuahuaPomeranian cross breeds that I absolutely adore, a male (Zeus) and a female (Lacey). Recently my male (will be 3 in April) he's become really itchy, I've noticed it probably over the last 6 months. I've ruled out the obvious (fleas and ticks) and checked his skin for dryness or flaky patches but can't see anything out of the ordinary. At first I thought it was just a winter thing as he lives mostly indoors and I thought maybe the heater was drying his skin out. I started to wash him in an oatmeal shampoo (recommended to me by a groomer) and that helped with itching immediately after baths. But he's still really itchy and I think it's getting worse.
I read recently that Fish oil supplements can improve skin conditions in dogs but I'm not sure how to use them. Do I need to see a vet to be prescribed the right amount or is their a way to work it out myself? Obviously if my poor baby's condition doesn't improve I will take him to a vet because I'm sure it's not at all nice to be itchy half of the time. Also I read that you have to supplement vitamin E if you give your dogs fish oil.
My male weighs about 6kg and my female weighs around 2.2kg. If anyone could help me out with the right dosage or any advice I'd be really grateful. Thanks.
Oh and just on a side note I know food can cause allergies too but they both eat 'Nature's Gift' canned food. I've read the ingredients and there isn't anything unusual in it. It's just meat and vegetables. But if anyone has a bad experience with this dog food that would also be helpful.