my dog is losing her fur from the middle of her back down she has few fleas and eats vet food ie:science diet &iams help

Asked by Member 539872 on Dec 3rd 2007 in Skin Problems
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First of all, take her to the vet as soon as possible. I'm not sure that the fleas are related to the hair loss, and the vet can tell you for sure and help you with treatment. They can help you address flea problem, as well.

Secondly, please change her food. Science Diet and Iams do not make good food. Unfortunately, most vets know very little about nutrition and are compensated for recommending this food, regardless of the food's quality. Another person who answers questions on there recommends this site for food related questions:

I checked it out and it's a really great site. If you want some recommendations for high-quality kibble, you should check out Merrrick, Innova, Solid Gold, and Wellness. If you don't have the money for more expensive food, please check out Canidae. It's a good holistic food, and it's pretty inexpensive. Those are all good brands, and each website has a store locator where you can imput your zip code and find local sellers.

Shinji answered on Dec 3rd.

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Gray Dawn Treader

The only food that has ever helped Cookie is Lassi Natural Way. Before Natural Way, we tried Ol' Roy, Purina, and Pedigree and she was never as healthy as when she started eating Lassie Natural Way. In fact, we noticed results within a week of her first full meal of it. And, yes, defintily talk to the vet about your dog's issues. Losing fur is not a good sign.

Gray Dawn Treader answered on 12/3/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

~Angel (RIP 11/20/07)~

Is she also itchy, especially her paws and face? Angel lost patches of fur on her back when she developed food allergies. Switch her food to something grain-free, with a different protein source. If it is her food, it will take a few weeks for her symptoms to disappear completely.

~Angel (RIP 11/20/07)~ answered on 12/3/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

~Emma~ RL1

Please take your dog to the vet. Emma lost all of her hair down her back. The vet ruled out fleas, ringworm, allergies, and several fungi. The tests only cost around $85, and ruled out a lot of really bad things. We ended up treating her for a fungus with medicated shampoo ($15-). In about a month I noticed little nubbies of hair growing back in. That was a couple of years ago. My point just being that it COULD BE different things, you really should seek out your vet. Good Luck.

~Emma~ RL1 answered on 12/4/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer