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I bought viacutan as it was recommended by my vet; I had taken my dog in as his skin was red, irritated and he was constantly scratching; often to the point he broke the skin and bled. As he was a rescue we didn't know anything about his history so we had tests done and used this in the meantime. It turns out he's allergic to everything. It made a noticeable difference but I wasnt sure if it was his medication or the oil. After a few months I stopped the oil and his coat became rough, dull and his scratching started up again although not as severe. I bought a similar but cheaper product which didn't have anywhere near the same effect. I've now been using viacutan again for over 6 months and I can honestly say it has made a massive improvement. I give him 3 drops a day in his food and although he weighs just shy of 40kg it's more than enough to make a difference; I highly recommend this product.
The vet recommended this for my Norwegian Forest Cat when he had dry skin; he eats only dried food by choice and is on a light diet to try and manage his weight; on the low fat diet his skin became dry and flaky and his coat felt dry and dull. After using Viacutan for a few weeks his coat was beautiful, when we stopped the product his skin and coat deteriorated again and now I am using it on his food every day (one pump on his biscuits, he leaves these biscuits till last). I am now going to start using on my Finnish Lapphund to keep his coat glossy. The product is pricey, but much less pricey from Vet UK!
My 3 year old Golden retriever has Ichthyosis, a rare gentic skin condition causing flaky dry skin. She has been on Viacutan since she was a puppy and it really helps keep her skin and coat from being too dry. She also has a dermocanis shampoo bath every week and her skin and coat are almost flake free and comfortable!
My 3 year old Goldie has dry flakey skin which falls like dandruff when brushed. We have tried a few remedies from the vet and nothing works. So I thought based on the reviews i would try this. After 6 weeks on the max dose there was a slight improvement in his skin but it hasn't completely gone away. It certainly wasn't a miracle cure but I'll keep using it until I find something better.
I tried this on my Bassett hound who has very greasy and itchy skin and it made no difference at all - used the whole bottle and no difference.
I can't say enough about this product. One of our cats was over grooming and his fur was very harsh. My vet recommended Viacutan. Within weeks his coat was soft and silky. I also have Maine Coon cats and I give it to them too, I now have five cats with beautiful soft fur. I find that as our cats eat dry food its easier to apply to my fingertip and rub it around the cats mouths. They then lick it off themselves.