Oct 31, 2002, 12:17 AM
Post #10 of 14
Hi Beng Yong,
Re: [bengyong] Shed, Shed, Shed and Shed !!!
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Well, as it relates to diet, a sensitive dog has an intolerance to a specific pet food ingredients. This intolerance causes a physical reaction from skin problems to diarrhea--whenever food is eaten. I have consulted with few veterinarians locally, vet. treat more skin disordering than other problem, at least 50%. However, majority of the skin disorder are related with tick/flea allergies but food allergies can be just a troublesome to the skin. It happens on the skin with scracthing to 'hot spot' and shedding. In your case I think probably is the seasoning shedding. Don't worry so much unless the problem persist for a longer period or with the skin lesion.
Besides that, try to avoid the 'high risk' ingredients in the pet food such as: Beef & Beef by-products, Pork, Glutten, Milk, Corn, Corn oil, Yeast, Fish, Fish oils, Wheat, Brewer's yeast, eggs. Those listed ingredients believed by the veterinarians can cause trouble in certain dogs.