I figured it was raw, but I didn't know. he he.
I will check on the Mrs. Allens stuff.
I am taking Penny to the vet tomorrow for her yearly shots. She always says "how is the crew" and I tell her whats been going on. lol. I will tell her about Jasmine. This poor dog has had so many health issues. It turned out the problem (after a speicalist visit) was a food allergy to something in Science Diet. She has been doing great on Solid Gold since March. They originally thought she had a kidney issue going on, b/c she had a high BUN level, but after tests and ultrasounds of all her organs, they said everything was absolultey normal, her stomach issues are from the food (which the other vet I took her too wanted me to keep her on SD, to see how her protien and BUN levels were. Had I known this had to do with food, she would've been eating other food a long time ago, poor thing. But the vet wouldn't tell me that of course, they promote SD)
This has gotten profuse in the last month or so. She has always seemed to be an *itcher* but now it's getting worse, and the hair everywhere is an enormous amount. Advantage did nothing for her, she still managed to get fleas (At that time we lived in an apt, where other dogs were walked so there were some fleas about) So, she is on Frontline. Her last application was in August. I guess anything's possible, a reaction to that. This poor dog, I also can't give her Heartguard, it got her really sick when she was younger. She's on Interceptor. It's within this last month it's gotten really bad. Are these some indications of a thyriod problem?
One more odd thing. She's had this cough for awhile now too. I have told my vet about it a few times. She was there in July for chekups and shots. It used to be after she was drinking water, I tried to put her bowl higher, lower, a water bottle, nothing worked. It's like a dry, hack cough. Now, she's doing it more, and last night, I witnessed her eating the hair!!
She itched and hair came off and I watched her lick it up and swallow it! I wonder if this is where this cough comes from. Like a cat with hair balls type deal?! I will let you know what the vet has to say about this tommorrow!