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doubletrouble
20:10:26 Tue
Mar 31 2009

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Patches and bald bits

Got round to sorting out my log in details so back at last. My two gorgeous girls molly and sash will be three in august. Both of them have a considerable amount of black patches on their skins, however sasha I have noticed recently has began to put weight on and she has two almost identical bald patches on both her hips area. Anyone had similar skin issues, they could quite easily pass for dalmations if it wasn't for their build

  
Katiesnowflake
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Yep Rosie had these - that and the weight gain suggest she could be hypothyroid. Ask your vet to test her thyroid levels.
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doubletrouble
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Thanks Helen, might do this, although it does not seem to be bothering her, also wish I was happy with the dry food I am giving them both, I changed from burns (dog trainer advised) as it is really expensive and the lady over the road with a male boxer suggested trying cobbydog which they are on now and although it seems to suit Sasha the one with bald bits and weight, molly is always on the scrounge so can't get happy medium at the moment so I am up for any suggestions as to alternative filling food.

  
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Ive gone raw which is suiting our three to a tee. Depending on where you are, ie the UK mainland [which unfortunately I am not] there is a company called Landywoods where you can get raw food really cheaply. I have to buy from PetsatHOme. Even Rosie who is hypothyroid has really picked up. If you type "BARF" diets into google you can read up more about it.

On another forum I go to a few people feed "Dr John's" complete food and the vets always recommend cheap and cheerful Chappie. You can get Chappie tinned and complete in the supermarkets.

I know quite a few people recommend James Beloved Fish variety including Karen who is Admin here. Its not the cheapest but usually you feed less of the more expensive foods so it works out more economical in the long run.

Wainwrights is also quite good and prices are competitive.

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SashasMum
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Yup, James Wellbeloved fish and rice for my girls, although they have been on Walfcol recently because I was trying to eliminate maize for Tizzy,

That being said, they are going back on to JWB for the next sack.

I have tried various foods recently but the main problem has been my girls being too fussy and not liking change.

Chappie is often recommended by vets and is in the lower price range (of course my girls turned it down!!)

JWB/Burns/ Walfcol - all on same price range 40+ for 15kg

Wainwrights is a good one too.

Eukanuba do a sensitive food which seems to work well for coats.

Whatever you do stay away from the likes of Bakers, Wagg, Supadog etc!!

Have you tried evening primrose oil capsules for her coat :thinking: Just get them from Holland and Barrett :thumbs:



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