Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:59 AM
I am new in this forums.
I have 01 male black lab and his name is Jackey. He is one year old now.
But from last 1month i am facing problem of his hair loss and he lost his weight also. I use to give him home made food especially Chicken and Rice or Chicken and Dalia (porridge).
And also advise is it ok if he take bath twice in week, because he love to do this...
Also pls suggest any medicine for hair loss.
waiting for hear from you
Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:34 AM
As for bathing your dog. You are bathing him WAY too much. All that is doing is drying his coat and hair out. Unless your dog is very dirty only bathe him about once every other month. If you bathe him excessively you will remove the oils in the skin and coat that keep it healthy.
If your dog likes water, take him to a lake or the seashore where the water is clean and let him swim. Labs love to swim.
To tell you the truth, I would put your dog on a commercial puppy food for the time being just to see if you can reverse any damage his current diet may have done. Royal Canin is available in India and would be a good food to feed your dog.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:52 PM
Poor Jackey, He needs a bit of looking after. Do you have him on any heartworm medicine? Weight loss on a young dog is troubling. I was thinking that he may have worms. They cause weight loss. Sometimes you can see the worms in the scat but sometimes not. A quick test at the vets will tell you if this a problem. You should have him tested.
Kurt's advise on the diet is right on. We try to feed our babies the best way but sometimes we miss part of the complete make up of a needed diet. Your Jackey should be thriving, furry and chasing after life. As to the bathing, again Master Kurt has laid out the truth. You are compounding the issues by overbathing.
Best of luck and let us know how your boy is doing.
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