Jul 11, 2008, 6:34 AM
Post #9 of 57
Hi, I am a first time user of this forum so bear with me with my ignorance.
My daughter adopted a mixed-breed male chow chow puppy, almost 4 months old now; on adoption the puppy was only 2 months old. He is mostly cared for by my wife, and the whole family loves the puppy like crazy, so if any new problems crop up (like rashes appearing, refusal to eat,etc) everyone fusses over the pup like crazy. Lately, , it starts to shed its fur heavily. This never happened before since we adopted the puppy. Shedding fur on its own and the more grooming we do to it, the more it sheds. Is it normal? FYI, we are giving it the same food from the very beginning. Puppy milk called Milkodog that costs .RM150/= per kilo tin, dogfood like Blackwood and Purina One, rice and bread.We were asked by the vet. to bathe it once fortnightly, and the pet shop said, it should be once a week. So we bathed it once a week, but still it is smelly sometimes. We use a mild puppy shampoo by Purina, alternating with another shampoo with Neem oil extract(supposedly to keep away mozzies) from Australia. To all you sifu here, are we doing the correct thing?