West Highland White Terrier Questions

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West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 6/15/2005
I received my westie as a gift from my father about a year ago. He was then 5 months old and had a thin coat. Heavier in the front and head area and sparse closer to the back end. I even had one lady ask me if he was an old dog at the time he was 5 months! I feed him baked chicken with carrots or sweet potatoes and "wellness" brand kibble, normally with linseed or olive oil. He has eaten this way for a year now, and he still has a very sad looking coat. Is there something I could be giving him to correct this? I would love to see him with that beautiful coat so many westies have. Thanks, Cheri

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8/25/05 Hi Cheri; Have you wormed him, since you've had him? I would go with panacure for 3 days then once again at 10 days later. Then switch him over slowly to Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach, this is primarily fish (salmon) and it is wonderful for a nice and thick terrier coat. Also, get a good Biotin supplement. Use both, the pro plan and biotin. You can still cook him chicken and veggies, but no more oil. It may take 4 - 5 months, but you should see a nice coat by then. Good Luck. Jen Jennifer
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