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How to treat dog having major hair loss, also not getting healthy inspite of full attention paid to him?

One of my friend give me a black adult(One year and 3 months old) Labrador to me last month as he was not able to pay attention to him. When I bring this dog he was underweight(just 27 Kg), not even vaccinated or dewormed. Now in past one and half month I completed his all vaccination and dewormed him by Cantel, giving him Dog food(First Nutripet then Pedigree), but he is suffering from heavy hair shedding, and now he has lost that much of hairs that he seems too thin. I also give him Velcote Liquid by bayer pharmaceuticals(recomended by Vet) but no use. When he comes to me his appearence was very heavy like champion breed but now despite of paying full attention he become so weak that he looks like very inferior breed. Please someone suggest something.
By Manish Gupta · 29 Jun 2011 5:44 pm

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By pennypup · 30 Jun 2011 6:36 am
He could have food allergies. Pedigree is a very low quality kibble.
Try switching his food to a grain free diet and see if the shedding slows down. (it will take months for his hair to grow back)
He could also have mange, although this is very unlikely.
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By Manish Gupta · 30 Jun 2011 9:44 am
Can you suggest me some grain free diet. Actually I am confused......
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By Manish Gupta · 30 Jun 2011 9:51 am
Also yesterday I had taken him to vet, she told us that this is Gennalised Dermatitis. She has given us three tablets:
1 Keto 200mg : 1 and half tablet daily for 10 days
2 Enrocin 150 mg : 1 Tab daily for 10 days
3. Cetcip 10 mg : 2 Tab daily for 5 days
Also an shampoo Sebolytic and instruct us to give him bath with this shampoo in intervals of 3 days.
But not suggested any diet change???
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By Bijal · 30 Jun 2011 11:38 am
Firstly, I want to ask you that when the dog came to your place, have you asked his previous owner what food he fed him? Its my exp. with my lab, when i adopted him at the age of 2.5 yrs, when a dog changes his place, generally he would take 1-2 months to adjust with new food if not provided his food habits. Even my lab had many times stomach disturbances in that period. But gradually, I care for him for his food and he adjusted fine. I avoid pedigree and now giving him home made food, chicken or meat twice a week, curd in each meal. The question of Dermatitis was also with my dog when he was abandoned, but as you are going with treatment, it will be ok with the time and be careful for this season, do brushing daily. Remember the quote-- Love can cure anyone. So happy petting..
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By pennypup · 30 Jun 2011 5:28 pm
I'm not sure of any grain free diets in India, but here we have Orijin and Evo that I know of.
It'S kibble that contains no corn, rice, wheat, barley etc as dogs were not meant to eat grains.
Many purebred dogs have allergies to grains. Others also have allergies to chicken. So switching to a grain free (at least corn free) kibble with lamb would be best.
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By KamalRaj J Kuppal · 01 Jul 2011 12:33 pm
Check with your previous owner what he feed him previously as what Bijal said, if in case u cant find his previous owner, first stop nutripet and pedigree and try giving only curd rice and check for few more days then slowly introduce boiled eggs, cottage cheese (paneer), cheese in his diet then introduce chicken (boiled) without bone. If everything fine then start BARF diet (as i followed this schedule for my lab). If you dont want home made food to feed your lab then go for dry foods like Taste of Wild, Science Plan Adult, Royal Canin Labrador Retriver Adult. Keep in mind that when giving dry food just make sure that your lab take enough water per day basis. 27kg is not underweight i hope so, its all depends on family history if his parents are 30+kg as adult he will be also like that only, by lab reached 27kg when he is 6 months old as his father is 40+kg.
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By Manish Gupta · 10 Jul 2011 7:53 pm
Hi every one, thanks for your replies.
Now I have stopped giving him pedigree, now I am giving him boiled rice with milk in morning and chapattis with milk in night, eggs are also added in 2-3 times a week also the course of medicines as directed by vet(written above) is also completed now.
Now shedding is very low and new hairs are coming again, but a strong smell is coming out of him, presently I m giving him bath with Sebolytic shampoo in intervals of three days(as directed by vet) but from second day after bath the smell comes again. What should I do????
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