I have two Beautiful labs, Mocha 16 months old and Rocky 12 months old. They have been on Kirkland dog food(Costco brand) since puppyhood and they were doing fine until about three months ago Rocky started shedding excessively. First I thought it is seasonal and it will end but I was wrong. I think he has started allergies to his food so I am planning to switch their food to Blue Buffalo since I have heard a lot of good things about this brand.
Can anybody help me with this issue? what brand of food should I get?
Thank you for your help
why do you suspect food allergies?
He's perhaps lost his puppy coat, from what you said about their ages. That soft, fuzzy fur has been replaced by the lovely coarse adult coat that drops constantly. A good grooming tool, like the kong zoom groom or the occasional use of a furminator might help.
food can impact coat quality but i don't see how that translates to a food "allergy" without any other symptom. just means that the food is not working for the dog.
you can add fish oil to improve coat. but labs shed year round.
You might end up with worse problems than a shedding coat if you start changing food, how long ago was the vet check? Maybe another check would be good, r they scratching/ showing allergy symptoms other than excessive shedding? I wouldn't jump on the food change band wagon to quickly.
I mean all dogs scratch just like a human has an urge occasionally however excessive scratching as though he is not getting relief may be a sign but then again I'm not a vet.
pick something else besides Blue Buffalo.