Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Yorkie Has Allergies, Scratching A Lot and Thin Hair

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Q: I HAVE A 3 YR OLD YORKIE. SHE IS BITING AN SCRACTHING ALOT. SHE IS VERY PICKY WHAT SHE EATS SO ITS HARD TO FIND SOMETHING GOOD SHE LIKES. HER HAIR IS THIN TO. I JUST WANT SOME GOOD PRODUCTS TO USE ON HER AN AN SOME GOOD FOOD SHE WILL EAT. I KNOW SHE PROBLY HAS ALLERGIES. JUST DON`T KNOW WHAT TO USE . Arlene

A: Hi Arlene,

Thank you for submitting your question. It sounds as though the food you are feeding your yorkie needs to be changed and that she may also have some environmental allergies. If your yorkie is very picky, it would be best to work with me in a telephone or inperson appointment so that I could learn more about your yorkie's medical history and provide you with a full range of dietary options including both a homemade diet as well as some commercial diets. I am not sure if you saw that Dr. Gordon and I offer both inperson and telephone consultations where we can give you a comprehensive holistic plan for your pet. The sooner you get her on an improved diet, the better as allergies are cumulative and symptoms tend to get worse as pets age. Also, many yorkies have gastrointestinal issues and liver concerns, so it is important to work with a veterinary professional.


For starters, be sure to avoid foods that contain grains such as wheat, gluten, oats and corn as that can make pets very itchy. Also, chicken can be a big allergen. The thinning hair can immediately be addressed using our Amazing Omegas premium fish oil for pets.http://www.blogger.com/www.askariel.com/pages.asp?itemid=113 You only need to use a small amount and your yorkie's fur will start to improve in just a few days---the hair will grow in thicker, more lustrous and shinier. It also is very helpful in reducing inflammation due to allergies. As far as the itchy allergy symptoms, the Pet Skin Package on http://www.askariel.com/ would be the best place to start.


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