pug's falling fur
February 2, 2009 12:32am CST
I suddenly have a male pug, now 3 and a half years old when its owner, then my son's girlfriend was assigned to work ia a far place. Now that they are married they can't take the dog with them because pets are not allowed in their condo. The vet could not figure out why it shed so much hair (fur) that it is unsightly. We have been careful with the food and shampoo. Are there medications to restore its coat?
5 Feb 09
i give my dog fish oil plus. it is such as fish oil supplement with omega for dogs and cats. Fish oil plus is made from squalene and salmon omega 3. that fish oil plus helps to promote a healthy skin and coat, keeps coat shiny and lustrous. omega 3 maintain healthy skin and coat also reduce shedding.after i gave it to my dog,my dog's coat become so nice, so shiny and lustrous. maybe u can find the same fish oil plus with omega 3 for your dog. hopefully it works to your dog. :-)
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3 Feb 09
There are a couple of things you could try. 1)A conditioning rinse. 2)Add vitamins to his diet. 3)Add a fat to his diet. 4)Make sure his food isn't mostly corn. 5)He could have an allergy. It could be to grass, fleas, etc. 6)It could be something as simple as stress, since he is now living with a new family. 7)There is a skin condition they can sometimes get that is almost like a flea allergy...it is caused by mites. There are so many different things that could give the little guy skin problems. I would try one solution at a time before moving on to another one, though. That way, you can positively rule out the last problem. If worse comes to worse, you can always give him a sulfur dip. It is mainly for extreme skin conditions, is very messy, and smells like rotten eggs. You have to bathe them in it for about 20 minutes, and then let the air dry...you can't rinse it off of them. Try his as a last resort. It's not a fun thing to do. I hope this has helped you.
3 Feb 09
Oh thanks a lot, Doc. I hope one of these suggested solutions will help. May I know if there is a commercially available sulfur dip preparation? He shuns commercial dog food (like the pellet form) but prefers rice with pork or beef. He is allergic to chicken and fish.