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My Water Dog is approx 5-6 years old and we got him as a rescue dog 3 years ago. Recently his coat has become patchy and the hair is falling out , this has been happening gradually over the past few months and is now very noticable - he does not have any bare skin but his coat is much shorter in some places than others. Our vet has diagnosed Omega deficiency and for this he is having 6ml of fish oil per day with his food I wondered if anyone else had come across this problem and had identified a cause and a solution Many thanks Doreen

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I have had my two swds for 8 years and when I got them as rescue from breeders the youngest one who was one at the time had lots of patches of thinning spots which were slightly different in texture and colour. Took him to vet who said had demodex. Gave him horrible lotion which is very dangerous to the environment which didnt help. Tried all sorts myself and eventually the thing that worked was coal tar shampoo. Coat became very thick and no problems since. Have recommended this to others with good results. Hope this helps. Nicola


I have had my two swds for 8 years and when I got them as rescue from breeders the youngest one who was one at the time had lots of patches of thinning spots which were slightly different in texture and colour. Took him to vet who said had demodex. Gave him horrible lotion which is very dangerous to the environment which didnt help. Tried all sorts myself and eventually the thing that worked was coal tar shampoo. Coat became very thick and no problems since. Have recommended this to others with good results. Hope this helps. Nicola


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