Dog Fur Loss After Diet Change
After starting our new dog food diet, my dogs took to it well at first. After a few days, one of them would eat around (and lick clean!) the string beans. I noticed she was starting to lose clumps of fur (hasn't reached the stage of a bald spot yet) as if she was seasonal shedding, but 10x the usual rate, and only just one patch in front of her left rear leg. Fleas have been ruled out.
As a reminder, in my initial thread ("Discoloration of dog's eye, showed up out of the blue"
) I requested help with an eye issue, and that discussion morphed into talking about diet. As part of modifying my girls' diet, aiming at a target weight somewhere around 45 to 50 lbs., I changed from Wellness dry food to:
meal= 1/2 cup dry Wellness @ each meal until it's gone, 1/2 can Wellness wet, 1c steamed string beans, 10 baby carrots and 1/day I add 1/4c+- lightly cooked meats or fish.
I wonder is it possible she is allergic to the beans? I removed the beans and upped the carrots a bit a few days ago but have seen really no difference. Beans? Carrots? Or is it more likely the canned food (although it's the same whitefish/sw potato from Wellness as they have with the dry)?
Also, I haven't started the thyroid or joint supplements yet... I wanted to get the diet straight first. However, the one dog is limping MORE on her arthritic leg now that we've gone from "as needed" to essentially daily.
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