|Barked: Sun Jul 8, '12 4:44pm PST |
|Lobo has an autoimmune disorder(at least, that's the Western-medicine term for it; my Hollistic vet described him as being a "hot" and "wet" dog; if you're interested, just ask) and it started with him losing fur around his eyes. Are the puppy's ears dry, or are they kind of wet?
I have a Hollistic vet, and although there are - unfortunately - a lot of Hollistic vets who are expensive, thankfully, mine is quite cheap.
Lobo is fed the prey-model raw diet, and that has also helped his issues, but if it's something you're unwilling to learn about, just do a search on Dog Food Analysis to find a good, high-quality food.
My grandparents' dog, Poppy, is fed Taste of the Wild, and he's doing amazing on that, and really loves it.
If you do decide to feed kibble, I recommend also including a little bit of wet food. This is to not only make the food more enticing, it also makes it so she can get as much liquid as possible. Poppy doesn't drink a lot of water, but he's extremely active, so we've had to include some canned Taste of the Wild along wit the kibble to make sure he doesn't dehydrate. Lobo's food, raw, includes plenty of water in it, too.
Also, I have to say, don't always listen to just ONE vet. You should get multiple different opinions. I dropped my old vet as soon as she tried to blame all of the dogs' problems on the raw meat that they eat. It took me a while to find Trisha Ballard, the Hollistic vet that Lobo now sees, but it was SO worth it
Edited by author Sun Jul 8, '12 4:45pm PST
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