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Solid Gold Seameal Powder
  • RomiRomi
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    Well - I had talked about Ninja's hair on his legs getting thin and brittle(you can view the original discussion here: Thin,Brittle, Dull fur on legs?)

    I had bloodwork done to check his thyroid - but all came back normal. So it got me thinking...what can I do to help his coat.

    Well...I put them on Solid Gold Seameal Powder about 5 months ago.

    I just wanted to show the before and after results. I am pretty shocked! I didn't change anything else in their diet...so it has to be this supplement!

    Solid Gold Seameal Powder has my stamp of approval :)

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    As you can see - the brittleness is gone, his fur is nice and shiny and looks more even...the thin patches are gone!
  • Wow, Ninja looks great!

    Did you notice a change in Portia too?

    I will have to look into this suppliment, Miso has been a little brittle, but it could be the cold New England weather!
  • RomiRomi
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    Portia's fur has always been realy soft and shiny. So I can't really tell with her, since she has a single short coat.

    I don't think Ninja ever really developed a full double coat. His neck is thick of fur, but from the neck down - it seems like its a single coat. So his fur from the neck down is still thin, but the brittle hairs are gone and his coat seems to have evened out to where there are no thin patches of fur.
  • RyuRyu
    Posts: 1623
    awww we need more Ninja spam. I have to admit that I keep forgetting to add the seameal to the pups' diet. I've had the bottle for months now - it's probably no longer any good :(

    Ninja looks great!
  • sunyatasunyata
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    Ninja does look great. You can really tell a difference, even in the pictures!

    And I agree with Pam, we need more Ninja spam! And Portia spam. :)
    Bella 2Mountains 2Nola 2
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  • RomiRomi
    Posts: 2722
    Pam - the expiration dates are pretty long. The bottle I just got a month ago expires in 07/2011 - the expiration date is towards the bottom of the container right under the label
  • RyuRyu
    Posts: 1623
    good to know! thanks Romi! (this is reminding me of another post I need to make...)
  • CrimsonO2CrimsonO2
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    hey Romi,
    That's great to see how well Ninja has improved with the help of this product. I'll have to look into it.

    Jesse
  • BradA1878BradA1878
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    Jen and I have a huge tub of this stuff, our pups get it at every meal... we swear by it for their coats.

    I had never seen before and after pics of it's results tho - pretty amazing! Ninja looks great! Thanx!

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  • impressive!

    raw green tripe is also like a miracle food for their skin and coat. Between that, Seameal and fish oils, our shibas coats are pretty awesome.
  • Good stuff. We have had good luck with it also.

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    Post edited by StaticNfuzz at 2009-02-07 01:04:04
  • ljowen123ljowen123
    Posts: 3105
    This looks like something I really need to add to Jazz's food - how is it added & how much do you give?
    LJ - owned by Queen Jazz, a Shiba Inu, Atlanta, GA
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  • lj - we take a small, small pinch of it 3x's a week and mix it with yogurt and a fish oil capsule and they just eat it. There are measurements on the tub when you buy it.
  • RomiRomi
    Posts: 2722
    LJ - You mix it with 1/4" warm water at the bottom of the bowl - I give Ninja 1/4 tsp (for dogs under 25 lbs.)

    Here are the specific directions:

    Mix 1/4" warm water in the bottom of the food bowl. Stir to disperse evently. Feed the following amounts twice a day mixed with the morning and evening feedings.

    Body Weight Amount
    Upt to 10 lbs. 1/8 tsp twice a day
    Up to 25 lbs. 1/4 tsp twice a day
    Up to 50 lbs. 1/2 tsp twice a day
    Up to 75 lbs. 3/4 tsp twice a day
    Up to 100 lbs. 1 tsp twice a day

    The only issue would be - if your dog sometimes doesn't eat their breakfast or dinner - it pretty much goes to waste - since the kibble will soak up the water. But then again - when you add any type of supplement - the remaining food goes to waste.
  • lindsaytlindsayt
    Posts: 4631
    Wow, he looks great."Common sense isn't so common"
  • Wow, his coat has more color in it. It looks all clean and shiny!
    - Corina A. Gonzalez | Lynxiene (Belgian Malinois), Shoushuu, Kotomi & Shuran (Shikoku Ken). | Along with a Clan of cats!
  • ljowen123ljowen123
    Posts: 3105
    I'll be taking photos tonight so that I can show those positive results in a few months as well. I'm very excited about the chance that Jazz's fur may regrow over her front paws. There is some fur there, which was not there when I got her - I can definitely see the improvement since we added that. I'll post those in a bit.
    LJ - owned by Queen Jazz, a Shiba Inu, Atlanta, GA
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  • ljowen123ljowen123
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    I never posted pics of Jazz's feet and now can't find the photos from when we first got her or when I started adding seameal. I didn't add the recommended amount, nor was I doing it every day. The kids help out with feeding and they weren't adding it at all. I have since taken over Jazz's feeding completely and we are adding the recommended amount everyday. Her paws were really callused looking where there was no fur.

    Here are the changes:
    There is fur regrowth on her paws - not a lot yet, but it's only been a month since I started handling her food completely.
    The skin is no longer callused, but has a healthy sheen to it - I have also been putting a little bit of vaseline on her paws - Jazz won't lick it, so that's helping as well. I'll try to get pics this weekend of her paws for a comparison in a couple of months of what I hope to be furry paws.
    LJ - owned by Queen Jazz, a Shiba Inu, Atlanta, GA
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  • ljowen123ljowen123
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    Here's a shot from a little while back - although it's not focused on her paws:
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    LJ - owned by Queen Jazz, a Shiba Inu, Atlanta, GA
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  • SayaSaya
    Posts: 6338
    Looking good Jazz! =)

    I've been using this seameal stuff it's pretty good has helped Bella regrow her hair where the collar rubbed it off from pulling too much.
    Nicole, 5year old Bella(Boxer), and 4year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • SayaSaya
    Posts: 6338
    I've posted this before, but Saya lost some outer coat due to advantix 2?

    She did fine on advantix and then when 2 came out she started to loose her outer coat.

    Very light petting a lot of outer coat came off I could under stand with a furminator or brush if I brushed hard or brushed too much.

    I believe it is from the tick prevention as it's only on that area I applied it as told and way I did it all the time.

    Here's some pictures
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    Before this happened she had more outer coat in the area and it was black colored not tan and more under coat..

    I was hoping with her blowing her coat she'd regrow her outer coat.

    I had bathed her soon I noticed her loosing her outer coat and haven't used tick chemicals..

    She hasn't lost anymore outer coat.

    She is on raw diet gets raw fish like mackerel saury, smelt and caned sardines, salmon and mackerel, plus some of her meat is grass fed/free ranged and all her organs are that too..

    She gets fish oil once in a while.

    I have stopped using solid gold seameal and haven't used it again do you think I should try it? Does it really help regrow hair?

    Or does outercoat take longer time to regrow and fix itself eventually?

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    Nicole, 5year old Bella(Boxer), and 4year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • I used to use Seameal all the time, but after some concerns about the amount of iodine effecting thyroid issues (which I can't find now, but I know I read about on this forum somewhere), I stopped using it. In Saya's case, her diet is excellent, so I don't think I'd add seameal. But may more fishoil? She's eating a fair amount of fish, though, so maybe not.

    I'm thinking about adding biotin to my dog's diet--Missing Link has it, I know--because it's good for hair/nails for humans and is in some dog supplements. Also, Curlytails posted about something called Sparkle by Honest Kitchen in the allergy thread. I haven't even had time yet to look it up, but I'm considering that as a better additive than seameal.

    The coat should grow back, but you know, that's kind of scary to me. I'm really dubious about a lot of these tick prevention products, esp. the ones added to the skin. Of course, I don't live in an area where ticks and fleas are a problem, so I have the luxury of not needing it for the most part. If I lived elsewhere, it might be a difficult decision I'd have to make.
  • SayaSaya
    Posts: 6338
    Thanks.

    I used give solid gold seameal, but no longer give it.

    I makes me wonder why so many immune or coat supplements have kelp in it if it can cause issues with thyroid stuff.

    Most kibble already has kelp in it so a kibble fed dog being fed a supplement with kelp in it might be an issue. :| I dunno.

    It's hard to tell as kibble doesn't list amount of kelp in it.

    I've been giving her two eggs a week maybe I'll pick up salmon oil and some other stuff to give to help.

    I hate ticks freak me out. One time one was on my bed probably came from Saya she had advantix at the time so they avoided her.. It has happened a few other times thankfully I'm sensitive to bugs like that so soon as I see or feel them off to the bathroom to get rid of it.

    One time one was stuck on my neck. D: I love the ticked off remover it works pretty good so far.

    With our cat who gotten a tick it didn't get the head, but I think it was due to the cat not being still. Always gotten the head when I found one on the dogs or me with the ticked off..

    The advantix 2 worked good repelled and probably killed them, but not worth it if she is sensitive to the stuff.

    Frontline didn't cause her to loose any outer coat, but I would find ticks on her one was engorged! And she was up to date on frontline never skipped a month or anything.
    I think they got resistant to it or are tough ticks.

    I've used some essential oils on her it's a spray already mixed together.. I dunno if it works, but so far no ticks coarse she has been staying in the yard which I haven't gotten much ticks in I think due to the birds that hang in the yard eating grubs and stuff.

    The oils are not good enough to repel in the trails as after doing a tick check I find one or two.. Which isn't bad.. Her coat is so darn thick and fluffy it takes forever to search her belly, fur and neck!

    I love being in the country, but ticks is one pain in the butt I don't like.

    She doesn't suffer from the outer coat not being there as her under coat is there and there is some outer coat there, but a bit off colored more red..

    I used to like solid gold seameal ingredients seems good and dogs loved it, but if kelp isn't good I guess not worth trying it. Bella has hypothyroidism so I don't want Saya to get it.
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    Nicole, 5year old Bella(Boxer), and 4year old Saya(Shiba inu)

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