Q. Bo, our lab has very dry skin. We have treated him with allergy shots and benadryl , which do not work. What to do next?
A. Feed a good quality food (if you aren't already). It should be a limited ingredient diet or a single protein source diet. Either should have a named protein source and be free of grains, meat meals or meat by products. Try a different antihistamine also. Some antihistamines work better than others in different dogs, so you will need to find the one that works best. Consider adding an essential fatty acid supplement (usually a fish oil) to his diet to promote healthy skin and coat. Search www.pet360.com for fish oil supplements.