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    Maggie's coat is so bad and I wonder if is due to her food or if she has allergies. She is shedding so bad and is scratching all the time (by rolling in the dirt) and licking herself all the time. I brush her every day and get wads of hair out. Her hair is really dull and skin is flakey. Should be really nice and soft and silky, although she does have a curly coat most of the time. She was on Eukenuba large breed and we changed to Kirkland (costco brand) just to see if that would help and it has not. Any suggestions.
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    First off they have a huge shed twice a year (spring and fall). The Costco brand is a so so food made by Diamond. I would try and add some fish oil (capsule form) to her food once a day and see if that helps. If she is licking a lot she could be allergic to the food as was my Nellie. I got so sick of all the recalls that I now feed a Canadian food called NOW. My two are thriving on it.
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    You might also see a vet and get her thyroid checked.

    Flea allergies can also cause hair loss and a lot of itching.
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    Thank you, made appt with vet. This has gone on far too long to avoid. She was taking vitamin e and fish oil pills once a day for 6 months and didn't seem to help. At one time we were putting yogurt on her food and that didn't help either. So vet, here we come.
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    I would see a vet. No 2 dogs are the same and it could be a number of things. Both mine have allergies and need to be treated very differently. Often it is food or environmental. Environmental includes, dust mites, fleas, pollen or other things.

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    Okay, went to vet and my Maggie is allergic to the wood chips that she lays in that my husband makes. my husband is a wood worker as a side job. It could be any kind of wood. This is something that he started a few years ago when her coat started getting really bad also. What is interesting is that my husband is also allergic to the wood and has to take sudafed to stop the itching.
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    Fish oil pills may not necessarily work unless you are giving a high quality pill and making sure they get a sufficient dose. I found if I used something like Grizzly Salmon Oil, it was alot better than tossing 1 Kirkland fishoil pill in their bowl. I ran out of the Salmon oil and did buy a bottle of Kirkland fish oil, but I give 2 pills with each meal. Seems to work better doubling the dose.

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    I give Max an egg a day (raw). He also gets a couple fish oil pills in his food. In my case, the shedding is reduced and he has a "Show Dog" shiny and somewhat hard coat.

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