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    Thanks Donna...they didn't find anything in the samples.

    About Viacutan

    Essential fatty acids are nutrients which cannot be made in the body and have to be provided in the diet. They are essential for the formation of new cells and to keep the skin in good condition.
    Viacutan uses the GLA (gamma linolenic acid) essential fatty acid and is a balanced combination of plant and fish oils providing very high levels of biologically active GLA to be used as a dietary supplement to help condition the skin in dogs and cats.


    He was on it last year and his coat and skin were fabulous...it's very expensive though

    If it doesn't help, then we will have some blood tests done and possibly go and see this skin specialist...fortunately he doesn't seem to be showing any other symptoms, ruling out thyroid/Cushings etc...

    I'm so pleased Charlie is better...how long will he be on Atopica for?
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    Izzy's coat doesn't look as good as it was , though it is glossy, but I think it's mainly due to his being thin, so the coat lies in a different direction and he is very grey round his face.

    Howveer, I was really shocked to see Percy, who lives down the road. His mvd is is last stage, too, but his coat is dry and horrible. His back end, where the trousers were, is bald.
    Barbara, Monty, Joly and Teddy.

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    Nicki,
    Hope the Viacutan works for Tedbear, he's such a beautiful boy!

    Chockie had dandruff last winter, and we've been giving her 3V Caps for months - she is completely cured. We've decided to give all 3 pups fish oil daily for coat maintenance.
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    Nicki, I hope that your dear TedBear is starting to improve. They go through so much don't they.
    Julie and the girls

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    My hamlet is having the same problem ....he has SM but is med free right now. this is the second time he has lost all his hair (fur) did Tedbear recover and grow his coat back.

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    HI Jayna...thanks for your post...goodness I hope that it isn't a connection with the SM - it's not something I'd come across before with affected dogs.

    Sorry to hear about your Hamlet {what a lovely name though }.

    TedBear's skin and coat are vastly improved...we are keeping him on the Viacutan, it made a huge difference to him. He also has salmon {you can buy the trimmings in some supermarkets} and tinned sardines. regularly..

    His coat is growing in, he looked a bit scruffy for a while as he had short patches and it was all standing up on end, but now it's a bit longer he looks much better!!

    I hope Hamlet's coat will be better soon. The Viacutan is prescription only, I have to get it from my vet. It is quite expensive but lasts a long time...
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