I am SO new to this. I was combing my girls (Mona and Esther) Sunday. Some of the fiber from Mona, after I'd been combing a little while, had white flakes in it. I was worried it might be "alive", but I think it was just dry flakes of skin. I know there are a few emails about aloe vera juice and other supplements, but I don't know what to do. They eat a little hay each day and I've been giving them a goat cookie or two in the last few weeks (which they now LOVE), but nothing else other than water. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.