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Smile Hello from MA!!

Hello...I'm a new golden puppy owner from Massachusetts! Mollie is now 13 weeks and just a joy. Our first golden baby, Kobi, died last May from cancer at age 9. We are thrilled to have another golden in our house as it has felt so empty without Kobi around. We have two kids, ages 4 and 2, who are learning to "live" with a puppy around. Kobi was so mellow and gentle around the kids that it is a big adjustment for them

Mollie is doing great! She is almost fully housetrained and we are using the crate at night and during the day when she is not supervised. She knows sit, down, and stay already which is great.

I had a couple of questions about skin issues. Mollie is currently being treated for pyoderma with antibiotics. We noticed that she started getting pimple-like bumps on her belly that were full of pus and then would scab over. Thankfully that is getting better! The other issue we have is with severe dandruff. I have searched the forums and read almost every post about this issue. At first the vet thought it was walking dandruff and we were bathing her with a pyrethrin shampoo. Unfortunately that only seemed to make her dandruff worse. We took her in to the vet yesterday for a routine check-up and she now has suggested using either AlphaKeri bath oil or skin so soft bath oil after shampooing and to not rinse it off. Has anyone used this with success? Any side effects or issues I should know about? Mollie is on a high quality food, Wellness Puppy, and we are giving her fish oil every day.

Thanks in advance for all the help! This forum is amazing! I will be sure to post pics soon. I can't believe how fast they grow. She was only 15lbs at 9 weeks and is now 23.5lbs

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