Alaskan Malamute Question

I have a 2 and 1/2 yr old alaskan malamute. He recently had sores all over his body and the vet...


I have a 2 and 1/2 yr old alaskan malamute. He recently had sores all over his body and the vet is checking to see if its ringworm or some other type of fungus. I did have to get him shaved and I was totally against it. He looks like a little rat. Will his coat grow back to what it used to be?

    In Alaskan Malamute - Asked by Anonymous - 10/8/2011 4:25:17 AM
Sometimes a shaved coat grows back normally, sometimes not. Part of it may be the dog's health and age. Also, this breed can have a thyroid disease commonly called coat funk. If he has that, he will never have a normal coat again. The disease is more common in males, though the onset is often later than the age of your dog. You can help his system by feeding a top quality food, and adding daily supplements like salmon oil (human grade is best), along with kelp powder. For a dog the size of a malamute, I would give 2-3 of the 1000 mg gel capsules of salmon oil. 3 would be better. That will give his body more help in growing back the coat. You could also give 400 iu of natural vit E a few times a week.
    Answered by paws4hisglory - 10/14/2011 2:08:24 PM
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