I have a 7 months old black boy. He has been on Science diet since birth simply because the vet and the breeder recommended that food. I actually just woke up and realized that we can not always rely on recommendations. We are their protectors and caregivers and we must make smart decisions of our own for them sometimes. I see now that Science is definitely overrated. His coat is not in great shape at all. His eyes were red too.
I just bought a bag of Blue a few days ago. I know it's not the best choice out there but many people say that there is no one great food for every dog. You have to find the best fit for your buddy.
Now a few days have gone by and his eyes aren't red in the corners any more. He must have had some food allergy going on.
We will have to work on that coat.
He did not like Science too much either. He eats Blue like it's his last meal ...lol
It did give him horrible gas the first day. No issues now....
We are still on the path to find that perfect food for the coat
Bathing him does beautiful things to his coat...
We decided to try some yoghurt, salmon and raw beef every now and than to get some real protein.
We are doing more mental and physical stimulation in hopes of that contributing to a better coat situation as well and in general
Just like when we lose hair. It can be stress or depression related so we need to make sure they are happy and that may help decrease shedding.