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Old 11-02-2011, 02:08 PM
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Worms and thyroid are also my top tow rule-outs.

Logan also has a pretty crappy coat right now because he's shedding.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:39 AM
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It was sudden, I dewormed her yesterday, if things don't improve in the next week or 2 I'll take her to the vet... She is shedding right now but she's NEVER gotten this bad of a coat from shedding and all the other dogs are shedding and are still looking good.

OK one more question - in general how quickly do you expect to see a difference in a dog when changing food and/or adding supplements?

Thank you for all your help guys!
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:11 PM
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If it was worms, a single deworming dose might not be enough, nor might it get the particular worm in question. It took 3 rounds to get rid of Sports tape worm (hence me calling it persistent)

When we finally killed it the change happened in a week! Never had coat issues caused by bad food or not enough what ever in the diet so can't say how long that would take.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:35 PM
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^^ What Kerri said. We also had to give Emme a couple of doses, but as soon as the worms were killed there was an instant change.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:50 PM
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OK good to know, having never had a dog with worms other than puppy round worms, how will I know if the treatments are working/that i should continue treatments? I check her stools daily as is and haven't seen any worms in them prior to treatment.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:11 PM
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OK good to know, having never had a dog with worms other than puppy round worms, how will I know if the treatments are working/that i should continue treatments? I check her stools daily as is and haven't seen any worms in them prior to treatment.
Most worms are not visible to the naked eye. You need to bring a stool sample to the vet.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:46 PM
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ok thanks a bunch guys. When I went home at lunch today I have to say either I'm crazy or I'm already noticing a difference!
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