Ok, so I have a lab mix. she's about 10 years old and she's overweight and is losing her hair. I live in NY so Its starting to get cold where I live. she's all pink from scratching and tearing out her fur. What can I do besides get her to a vet and feed her coconut oil? What is the best kind of dog food to get for someone like her? I heard food with limited ingredients is best, but what do you think? Im tired of seeing her suffer and the people I live with think she should just be put down! I dissagree and Im willing to pay high vet bills because Im the only one that seems to really even care about this poor dog!
- Wait and see what the vet says before getting her different food and changing her diet and eating patternsVote A
- Go ahead and keep feeding her the coconut oil and get her different dog food (what do you recommend?)Vote B
Most Helpful Guy
I would get a line of blood work done on her, i know my cousin had a big dog that had skin allergies but she wasn't willing to get him help i do there's a online Vets who are legit http://www.drsfostersmith.com/ They may be able to give you some advice cause they use to give me advice on certain things i asked about my dog also skin conditions with hair loss is very common for Thyroid disorders in both animals and humans but by all means follow what the Vet says about her care and try not to let people get you upset and i wish you best with your dog i know it's easier said than done i got a 13 year old Cocker-spaniel and been up against some things with her health in the past also http://www.carecredit.com/ is a good credit card to get for a pet and they do offer low monthly payment plans on their credit card rates , I only pay like $35.00 a month on credit card bill with them , haven't used it much but least it's there if i should need to do so.1
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Most Helpful Girl
I would definitely take her to a vet and get her the medication she needs. As for food, I would suggest getting a high quality dog food. Something with lots of nutrients. Talk to your doctor about how to help with the dry skin. That could be why she is pulling out her fur.
I had a lab who had a thyroid problem too. The best thing you can do is get her on medication as soon as possible. Try to keep her weight down also. Take her on regular walks, try not to bath her too often as that can dry the skin.2