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Bob wrote at 2007-08-24 14:50:10
The flaky skin and persistent smell symptoms posted by the reader from Singapore sound identical to what our golden retriever here in Canada experiences during the summer months. We spend a lot of time at a lake where the dog is in and out of the water all day - the water purity is very close to drinking quality and is spring fed.



The vet advised that this was a thyroid condition and prescribed medication to no effect. The dog is fed typically a lamb & rice dry food (the type has been consistent but not the brand) and for the last month or so we have been adding a liquid supplement called Velcote (a lineolic acid supplement) also to no avail.



We have also tried various shampoos including coal tar - the smell is controlled somewhat but always returns.



When it is hot, the dog favours lying in the shade in the back garden on bare earth where it is moist and cool. I'm of the opinion that the skin condition might be a yeast infection of some type which is exacerbated in the warm, humid summer months and will explore further with the vet.


golden owner wrote at 2013-04-30 01:19:19
Raw food diet. Raw chicken, turkey, duck,beef..with liver, heart, gizzards,...and raw eggs. Also try flaxseed oil and coconut oil. My golden is always healthy and shiny and happier now on raw diet. Commercial dog food kibble is garbage and will give your dog allergies, tumors, cancer and short life. TRUST ME!!


golden owner wrote at 2013-04-30 01:19:24
Raw food diet. Raw chicken, turkey, duck,beef..with liver, heart, gizzards,...and raw eggs. Also try flaxseed oil and coconut oil. My golden is always healthy and shiny and happier now on raw diet. Commercial dog food kibble is garbage and will give your dog allergies, tumors, cancer and short life. TRUST ME!!


golden owner wrote at 2013-04-30 01:20:00
Raw food diet. Raw chicken, turkey, duck,beef..with liver, heart, gizzards,...and raw eggs. Also try flaxseed oil and coconut oil. My golden is always healthy and shiny and happier now on raw diet. Commercial dog food kibble is garbage and will give your dog allergies, tumors, cancer and short life. TRUST ME!!


golden owner wrote at 2013-04-30 01:20:04
Raw food diet. Raw chicken, turkey, duck,beef..with liver, heart, gizzards,...and raw eggs. Also try flaxseed oil and coconut oil. My golden is always healthy and shiny and happier now on raw diet. Commercial dog food kibble is garbage and will give your dog allergies, tumors, cancer and short life. TRUST ME!!


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housebreaking, chewing, feeding Please do not send me questions on medical problems or AKC standards

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Through my volunteer work with a large dog guide school, I know a little about all the breeds they use including Goldens. I have extensive experience with the closely related Labs. The service dog schools have acquired a wealth of knowledge about raising well behaved, healthy dogs with long, active lives. They do not share it with the general public, but pass on the best of it to those like me that raise puppies for them. I am part of a group that has raised dogs for 6 different service dog schools. We meet monthly for training and share information.

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