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    Defaulthairy mess!!! help

    My three year old lab has been shedding like crazy. Every time i brush him, the amount of hair that comes off him is absolutely insane. There is also a lot of flaky dry skin that is present. i have to sweep the floor and least once daily. i feel like i never get done cleaning up All of this hair!!! I have been thinking that maybe he needs a skin and coat supplement, or anti shed oil. Does anyone have any suggestions ?????

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    is this new? or has he always done this?
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    Did you research the breed ? Massive shedding is normal ! Flaky skin could be a food problem - what are you feeding him ?

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    I'm fully aware that lab shed heavily throughout the yr. I feed with Purina Pro Plan Lamb and Rice.

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    You could try some vegetable oil in the diet or oily fish as a supplement to help dry flaky skin. The alternative is a trip to the vet for advice.

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    Sophie has dry skin. The vet told us to get her cod liver oil gel caps. We give her 2 a day. She eats them right out of my hand! It's funny to hear her pop them in her mouth. If your dog won't do that, poke a hole in them and squeeze on food. You don't suppose he's developed an allergy do you? We put Sophie on grain free at 4 months when her hair was falling out and she was getting bald spots. She does great now. There are quite a few members that feed Pro Plan, but according to Dog Food Advisor, it only gets 2 stars out of five in their review. Here's the link: Purina Pro Plan Dry Dog Food | Review and Rating
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    You can give him a can of sardines once a week too. Great for their coat.
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    besides the fish oil, and canned sardines and salmon, i add some organic coconut oil.
    but i truly think they just shed like crazy.
    or at least my yellow boy does.

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    I hope he's oK!
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    Thanks for all your advise i have an appointment for the vet tomorrow i'm sure we can figure out something. I was surprised at the ratings/reviews for Purina. I may need to switch his food.

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