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    Etrain is offline Junior Member
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    DefaultAllergies?

    Although we've been reading this board for some time, this is our first post.
    We found Buddy two months ago in a courtesy listing by Lab Rescue. He is a 5yo Chocolate who was being held at a local shelter. He came to us with a boatload of behavioral issues but is showing significant progress in his transformation into a really nice "guy".
    Anyhow in the past month he has developed what look like indentations in his fur as if finger tips were pressed into him
    and the little dents just remain.
    When we took him to our Vet we were told that it could be related to diet, allergies, seasonal change, skin infection, take your pick, and that we should try fish oil in his food ( Merrick Grammy's Pot Pie kibble ).
    We are curious if anyone else has had this happen to their Lab and what was done to correct the condition. Also what type of fish oil to use. Is the human grade from Costco OK?
    Buddy is our third rescued Chocolate in the past 14 years, but we've never seen this before. All responses would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanking everyone in advance.

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    DefaultRe: Allergies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Etrain
    Although we've been reading this board for some time, this is our first post.
    We found Buddy two months ago in a courtesy listing by Lab Rescue. He is a 5yo Chocolate who was being held at a local shelter. He came to us with a boatload of behavioral issues but is showing significant progress in his transformation into a really nice "guy".
    Anyhow in the past month he has developed what look like indentations in his fur as if finger tips were pressed into him
    and the little dents just remain.
    When we took him to our Vet we were told that it could be related to diet, allergies, seasonal change, skin infection, take your pick, and that we should try fish oil in his food ( Merrick Grammy's Pot Pie kibble ).
    We are curious if anyone else has had this happen to their Lab and what was done to correct the condition. Also what type of fish oil to use. Is the human grade from Costco OK?
    Buddy is our third rescued Chocolate in the past 14 years, but we've never seen this before. All responses would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanking everyone in advance.
    Can you post a picture? I cannot imagine what fur dents are or could be - almost sounds like some waviness in his coat. Now - if dents remained in his skin/flesh after you pressed down - that I would be concerned about.

    Is he getting adequate water during the day?

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    Etrain is offline Junior Member
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    DefaultRe: Allergies?

    Here are the fur dents.


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    DefaultRe: Allergies?

    That is pretty odd looking. There is no lesion on the skin under those "dents"? Is the hair thinning there?

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