Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Flaky skin/Hair coming out
I don't know what's up with Gunner's skin. It's all flaky along his spine, right behind the shoulders and if I start combing or brushing, the hair comes right out. It doesn't seem so much like shedding as it does hair loss. He's a little itchy too, but only in that spot. If I pet him there, his back leg starts going. Doesn't seem to have any itchies anywhere else.
His coat, in general, is real good. Shiny as can be and looks real healthy.
Is this connected to the EPI, do you think? Or is it more likely to be a food allergy? (Please tell me it's not a food allergy.)
His diet for the past month or so has been a combination of Orijen 6 Fish and Core Ocean: About a week on Orijen straight, then a couple weeks of Orijen mixed with Core Ocean and now for the past few days, he's been back on Orijen only.
And he gets an Omega 3 supplement in addition to that. 1000mg per day.
Gunner - GSD - 7 years
Riley - Golden Retriever - 2 1/2 years
Jake - (aka Demon kitty) Gray & white tabby