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#1 labluver94

 

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        Posted 22 July 2008 - 01:29 PM

My 14yo lab has really flaky,peeling skin in big patches all over. He is also shedding a ton. I brush him everyday and the fur just flies off of him. We had him at the vet over a week ago for this and other concerns. The vet said it is just due to his aging. We were told to try fish oil, which we have been giving him daily. It has not seemed to help. I am going to get some oatmeal shampoo and give him a good bath.

Anything else I can try?



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        Posted 22 July 2008 - 03:29 PM

What do you feed your fur baby? Many dogs are allergic to wheat...

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        Posted 22 July 2008 - 03:34 PM

He is on a prescription diet from the vet and has been since March (for UTI/bladder stones). The skin thing started 2 weeks ago.

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        Posted 22 July 2008 - 03:57 PM

Is it a possible allergic reaction to fleas. I know Jed had a infestation of flea bites, which caused him to have very flaky skin and and also a great loss of fur. He had a lot of bald spots so I bought some powder brewers yeast at a health food store, added a small amount in his food and within a few weeks the scratching, itchy episodes stopped, the flaky skin disappeared and within a few weeks later after that, his fur thickened in the bald areas. I was really relieved to see that.
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        Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:00 PM

I will check him tonight, but we use Frontline very regularly.

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        Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:59 PM

I checked....no fleas.

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        Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:32 AM

QUOTE (labluver94 @ Jul 22 2008, 08:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I checked....no fleas.


In our area the fleas are unrelenting year round. We use Frontline with excellent results. In fact we find that we need only apply it once every 6 months to our dogs.


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        Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:42 AM

I use fish oil liquid in the winter for Blaze's dry, itchy skin. It gets squirted right on top of his food and I mix it around. If you have only been using it for 2 weeks, it might not be long enough to see results. Also, the doseage on the bottle was something outrageous. I never give him the full dose which is, I think, 2 tablespoons per 20lbs of body weight. He's an 80lb lab and it was just way too much. All I do is squirt it all around. That's it. My opinion, I would give it a longer chance to work.

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        Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:07 AM

QUOTE (labluver94 @ Jul 22 2008, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He is on a prescription diet from the vet and has been since March (for UTI/bladder stones). The skin thing started 2 weeks ago.

science diet is awful stuff, corn, wheat and soy is what most dogs area allgeric to and I bet science diet is all that.




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