My black lab is 6 six. Every April, May and June he has terrible itching and hair loss. I have tried everything that I have read on the posts except the vitamin B and fish oil. Can someone give me the amts. I need to give him. Also anything else that would be helpful. He is so miserable.
Have you seen a vet? Could be an allergy of some sort (fleas or something in the environment). Fish oil won't help with that.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
Tks. Yes, several different vets. Fleas are pretty much non existent where we live and he stays in the house most of the time. he has been checked for fleas many times. This has been going on for several years and even the vets here have tried everything. I definitely think it is some sort of systemic problem, maybe inherited. I just look for things that seem to make him comfortable.
It sounds like a grass/mold allergy, Mine get that spring and fall. I just use Benadryl to counteract it. I never tried the fish oil, have seen the coats of some labs and just too oily. If you get a good food, you'll have the omega-3 fatty acid in it and it should be enough. If your lab is around 100 pounds, it is usually the same dose as a human would take.
Mom to Indy 6/12/98 to 11/16/11 (always in my heart), and Jobe 8-14-2000 to 6/24/2013 (Working TDI) English Labs, and Annie our Golden Retriever (TDI), and Kodiak (who will one day hopefully be a TDI dog if he doesn't kill me first).
Has he had any bloodwork? Sometimes a low thyroid can be a contributing factor.
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