Q. 8I have a black lab, his hair started falling out a few days ago. It's not patches, or bald spots, it's just coming off in hand fulls! Please help!
A. See your vet. Rule out external parasites such as fleas, infection (yeast or bacterial) on the skin or allergies and food sensitivities. Blood work (CBC, chemistry panel, urinalysis, thyroid panel) can diagnosis systemic infection or endocrine imbalances. 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.