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My dog is itching badly and loosing hairs please help?

Hi every1 i am very new to this site and seeking for your help, I am having 1 3 months old lab puppy and he is very healthy and active but from last few days he is ithching himself very badly and due to this he is loosing hairs, i took him to one of the best vet in kolkata who is doing his vaccination also and after seeing my puppy he told me that its a allergy and gave a lotion too apply twice a day and did his 2nd vaccination also but the itching is increasing day by day and he is peeing very frequently so its a heartiest request to you all kindly suggest what better i can do for him i am very much worry about him for your kind info i am giving you the diet info as follows:- Royal Canin twice in a day home cooked rice+chicken+papya mixture twice in a day and curd rice twice or thrice in a week.. So kindly suggest.. Thanks, vijay 9836037752 Kolkata
By Vijay Kumar Singh · 11 Sep 2011 12:48 pm


By Navjot Singh · 11 Sep 2011 2:29 pm
Continue the lotion given by the vet as he has analysed the dog's condition better. Meanwhile, just to make itching less irritating, brush the puppy's coat to remove the dead inner coat. First, use a slicker brush and brush the coat as long as your hands get tired. Then, use a bristle brush to remove any dead hair which slicker brush missed. The removal of dead fur, will make the coat condition less irritating and subsequently reducing the itching itself. If you are not familiar with these brush types, just type their names in google, upload their photos into a portable device and then show to the pet shop. They are easily available in market.
To give further relief to the dog while he undergoes treatment , after brushing the coat, apply Pet care's Notix Forte which can also give instant relief and make the coat less smelly.
I'd also recommend giving a good coat supplement ( the one I use is Nuricoat ). This hair supplement will ensure the new coat that's due to come will be healthy.
The diet you have suggested above looks just fine. Give a raw egg daily to the dog which is good for his coat.
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By nikhil · 11 Sep 2011 2:44 pm
this defiantly seems food allergy generally the elimination and change in diet helps , i came across a lab and he was allergic to chicken and grain my friend was feeding him , but in your case i'm not sure whats causing the allergy ,but since u have taken him to the vet he must have figured out whats wrong with your dog and as Navjot mentioned groom him for now to relieve the itching and and wait a little and see for the result if all of this helps and yes a gentleman told me this and so i'm telling u ,add a teaspoon of fish oil , or a capsule of sea cod in his diet , it helped my dog a lot with the itching problem , its a replacement to redimade coat supplement in the market .
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By Vijay Kumar Singh · 11 Sep 2011 5:44 pm
Thank you Mr. Navjot Singh and Nikhil i will do the same actually i am very much worry as this is my first dog and i dont have any experience in the same but i would like to add regarding my vet that he did not examined him thoroughly he just gave him the vaccine and asked him chamber people to do the servicing of my puppy and he suggested me to give phenergan syp 5ml twice a day but few of my known person who are having dog and puppy both told me that phenergan is like a poison which can harm your puppy...
And one more question is hammering in mind mind that it is ok to do the vaccination and deworming while my puppy is having allergy pls reply as soon as possible as i have hold the deworming schedule for two days..


Vijay Singh..
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By nikhil · 11 Sep 2011 6:24 pm
phenergan syp is for humans although its for allergies , either ways if your doubtful about it i suggest consult another vet , my personal experience i came across a few vets , they practice to earn money, and vaccination as far as i know is done to a healthy dog even if the dog has a little high fever the vaccination is not given , so i think a dog having allergy is not healthy, deworming i think you should do it cos many of the skin problems are related to the stomach , and try altering the diet , the allergy should go away !
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By Vijay Kumar Singh · 11 Sep 2011 7:05 pm
Hi Nikhil your are right i am also thinking to go to another vet as i am worry about my puppy very much i dont let anyone to play with his health thats why i wen to one of the top Vet in kolkata. But after visiting his i realize that how well he know to make fool and money both from us, As how can any doctor start prescribing without checking my puppy....
If possible kindly give me some tips on bathing as i have never bath him yet, how often i can bath him,few tips on training as i am totally new in this field. And can i start giving him nuticoat at this age...
Pls suggest..

Vijay Singh
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By Navjot Singh · 11 Sep 2011 7:42 pm
Bathing can start after the puppy has been vaccinated, which is usually after 3 months. Puppy must be given, 6-1, Parvovirus, Carona-virus, Antirabies, and their boosters. Untill my puppy completed his vaccination, I would just brush the coat and give dry-bath even though he had ticks. I would just use a twizer and remove where I could find the ticks. Use a shampoo which has a strong anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. There are so many available in market. If it has ticks, then use Venky's Furfree. It was excellent on my Labrador. Use a rubber scrub and scrup it well on the coat so that the shampoo can work well into the skin.

Regarding training, the clicker training is the best and I find puppies respond very well to it. You can watch youtube videos which will help you how to use it. I'm not sure how old the puppy is, you have mentioned 13 month old, is it a typing error?
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By nikhil · 11 Sep 2011 8:06 pm
i bathe my dogs before they got their first shot ,i don't think its a problem in that, its never harmed them but make sure u use Luke warm water and that no water goes in their ears and when your done wipe them off and dry them off properly , use an oatmeal neem based shampoo it helps.

washing the head take care gently pour warm water from a cup over his head, from behind the skull, tipping his nose down so that the water runs down and away from his nose and eyes.
Put a small amount of shampoo onto his skull and work it around his ears and neck and under his chin, keeping the soap out of his eyes and mouth.

Don't bathe the puppy unless he is dirty or very smelly. Too much bathing strips the protecive oils from the coat.Don't be surprised if you see 'dandruff' while you dry and brush. Dandruff is a normal reaction to a stressful situation and means nothing, so don't panic.

And do one thing the diet your giving add 1 teaspoon of fish oil in it or a capsule of sea cod oil will give him the required omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and see if the itching goes away
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By Mich Kennel · 12 Sep 2011 3:06 am
Hello Vijay,

Can you tell me which doc in Kolkata is examining your dog ?

Michelle's Kennel, Kolkata
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By Vijay Kumar Singh · 12 Sep 2011 1:19 pm
Dr. Goutam Chakraborty
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By Mich Kennel · 12 Sep 2011 1:25 pm
I will suggest visit Moitri Veterinary Clinic immediately during morning hours. They are the best in Eastern India with all modern facilities, good doctor & years of hands on experience. You can give reference of Paromita Mukherjee.

Contact Person : Rana Ganguli - 98304 78954

Michelle's Kennel
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By Vijay Kumar Singh · 12 Sep 2011 2:58 pm
Thanks to you all for your kind reply....

I am looking forward for one more help from you all as recently my puppy is urinating very frequently so kindly suggest what to do as he doing in every 5 to 10 minutes of gap which is very irritating as he is peeing every where in the house...

Pls suggest..

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By Ganesan Uma · 22 Sep 2011 6:23 pm
Hi Vijay, Hope you dog is doing well now as I see the post made on 11th. If you still facing the issue please call me on 9916988553. I believe I can help you.
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