Q. Dog takes predisoine and phenobarbatal for brain tumor losing hair is zinc good for him and what miligrams dog is 18lbs thank you
A. If your dog is a Northern breed mix (husky or malamute), a zinc deficiency may cause hair loss. Rule out other causes such as parasites, infection or endocrine imbalances. Discuss a safe dose of a zinc supplement withy your veterinarian. Consider adding an essential fatty acid supplement (usually a fish oil) to the diet to promote healthy skin. Search www.pet360.com for fish oil supplements.