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hello. i know that there is alot of dif. post about hedgies and dry skin. I all ready took Honey to the vet and it seams that she just has dry skin, no mites. i have Aveeno oatmeal body wash - nonsented to bath her in. i usually put her in her bath and kinda foam up the wash on my hands and run it over her body. how do i know that it is cleaning her skin and not just the top of her quills? the vet also told me that after i wash her to put vitiamn e on her. i couldn't find drops so i have water soulable gel caps. i was thinkinng of poking a hole in them and putting the drops on her. But how many drops and how do i know it goes onto her skin to help?
sorry for the length of the post just didn't know if anyone had any tips for me. thanks!
 

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Turbo has really dry skin too, and I use a few drops of flaxseed oil over his food every night and it really seems to help. It sounds like the same as the Vit E that you're talking about, but I find it works better if he eats it as opposed to trying to get it on his skin.
 

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I've been using flaxseed oil as well(capsules - just poke a hole and squeeze out). Because the capsules are so big, I'll add 2-3 drops to his food, then the rest I'll distribute along his back. Of course, he'd lick the oil right off the capsule too if I let him.

For his back, what I do is try to get him to "huff up" a little, so that his spines are sticking up, rather than laying flat, so the drops would dribble onto his skin. I usually get about 4-6 drops along his back, it's harder to get his bum though.

I've been doing that about once a week, and his skin seems to be pretty good. I don't always bath before the drops. He usually gets a bath about once every 2-4 weeks, depending on how dirty he is.
 
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