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Old 01-08-2013, 11:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
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My pups get monthly heartworm meds. I keep them up to date on everything, and take them to the vet at the first sign of trouble. I never thought to ask about the shedding though. Maybe I should see about a skin test or something.
I just meant you might look into trying a different kind like the one I mentioned because it helps with a bunch of different parasites and the skin scrapings don't always get results even if there is actually a problem. There are many options, just something else to think about trying before spending money on tests I would start with grain free and adding fish oil
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Thanks again al for the help. I will try the different combs, as well as fish oil. I will also look into the other heartworm meds, as Jaxx has his yearly coming up next month.
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I had the same issue with my blue girl. I would use a rubber brush 2x a day. Give him coconut oil and apple cider vinegar in the food (1 TSP 2x a day). Def switch to a grain free diet (I use taste of the wild - Salmon for added Omega 3's that are good for skin and coat) and you can even rub the coconut oil on him, smells great and gives his coat a healthy shiny look. The ACV is just good for a healthy immune system and coconut oil is good for the coat and skin. You can calso give him a nutritional food supplement (The Missing Link- Skin and Coat)- it works wonders on a lot of things. Good luck, it can be crazy making to have a shedding dog. ;0)
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