Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bichon Yorkie with Thinning Hair--Natural Supplements to Help A Dog's Coat

Q: My 5-month-old bichon yorkie has thinning hair. The vet said it could possibly be flea allergy and acted like it was a death sentence. He said it was uncommon for puppies of this age to start having allergies? Are there are any supplements good for hair. I was led to believe he would have a thick coat of hair.

A: There are a lot of reasons why a dog might have thinning hair and it is important to rule out all of them. Yes--allergies is a big issue. Pets can have both environmental and food allergies. Be sure you are using a high protein, hypoallergenic diet free of grains. Most commercial dog food contains grains such as corn, wheat, oats and rice, all of which are not beneficial for a young puppy. Be sure your bichon yorkie puppy does not have fleas and keep your pet's bedding especially clean.

You also need to get your yorkie bichon's thyroid checked. Thinning hair can be a sign of a thyroid disorder. Many veterinarians are skeptical that a young dog might have a thyroid disorder but it is possible, while uncommon. In my practice, I have seen several young dogs that have underactive thyroids and if this is determined, we have used the Biothyro product successfully to help.

If your pet has dry coat and thinning hair, then I can think of no better product than Amazing Omegas. Amazing Omegas will give pets a thick, lustrous coat and you will notice an improvement in the sheen in just a few days. We have many, many clients who use other fish oils and just can't get over the difference. This exceptional fish oil for pets is extremely bioavailable and a little goes a long way. I highly recommend using Amazing Omegas for allergies, coat problems, joint issues and overall good health for your pets.

If your yorkie bichon puppy is scratching and itching as well and your veterinarian has said that your dog has flea allergies, than it would be a good idea to get the Dog Skin Package The dog skin package includes three products proven to help with dog itching, dog scratching, dry skin and coat issues. The Proaller helps to reduce itching and the Notatum is excellent for any type of infection and inflammation. The Amazing Omegas fish oil is part of the package as well. The three products are easy to use and can greatly benefit your yorkie bichon puppy.