My three years old black Lab has allergy all over his body, which seems like he is bruised. His hair is also shedding. Please help.

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Dogs too suffer allergic skin diseases like atopy or flea allergies. Itching and hair loss can be the result of many disorders causing inflammation including parasites or dry skin. Skin and hair coat alone take away approximately 30 percent of protein from the diet for its health. Hence balanced and complete nutrition is most important for healthy skin and hair coat. Evening primrose oil or sunflower/corn oil along with fish oil and zinc everyday in the balanced food may also help him to improve his hair coat in the short term when no underlying cause identified.

Question by – Dolly Kumari, Patna