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Fur coat question

I've got a 8 month old pure golden from a champ line.

Ill post some photos of him tmrw morning, we call him Van Gogh because when he was 3 weeks old another dog bit his left ear off...


Any how I've changed his food 3 times in 6 months, we went from eukanuba to blue, then to some grain free company then back to eukanuba... Blue was to gassy for him. My wife an I think it was to rich for him so we placed him back to eukanuba but his hair on top of his back is very rough and he's been shedding alot... And his coat seems to be thin, not fluffy or "full"

I'm going to start to feed him some veggies with his food every day.
Green bell peppers, Zucchini Slices, Carrots Broccoli, to name a few...

Ill add fish oil to his food as well.. I doubt he will eat the pills so ill poke a hole in the caps and feed him that way. I will start off with 3 1,000 mgs each day.


But wanted to get some input on what to do to get his coat to look like it should
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My full grown goldens only get 1000 mg once a day Alaskan Wild Salmon Oil. I think 3 capsules a day may be too much. My 2 eat Nutro Ultra LBP, and both their coats are soft and shiny.
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I read online it states 1000 mg per 20 lbs for the dog.

I was basing my plan according to my searches online.
Can I use regular fish oil, such as those sold for adults? It's cheaper for me to buy it that way then fish oil meant for dogs...
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Molly gets 1,200 mgs a day and she's 51 lbs. She will eat the pills, especially if they are coated with peanut butter. She also gets some cooked wild salmon 3-4 times a week. Her coat is very, very luxurious especially now that she's on Acana.
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What does your breeder recommend--if your pup has champion sire & dam, then it seems like your breeder knows a thing or two about what food his/her lines do best on as well as what supplements would be best.
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The father is champ line, he used eukanuba, but I also like to go over and beyond with what I do. Ill try and feed Van Gogh salmon once or twice a week but ill get the fish oil tmrw an start feeding him pronto
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Is your pup by chance out of Spiceridge? Remember a thread back this Summer where the mom, Tibbie bit the pup's ear off. If so, it would be great to see updated pics of the boy--his puppy (wee puppy) pics were adorable...and of course in any case, pics are always welcomed.
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My 2 get Jamieson's Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil which I purchase at Costco, and my vet is OK with that. She is the one that recommended 1000mg/day.
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We're based here in Florida, breeder was near hernanado county I heard a golden doodle bit it's ear off... He's currently in training for PTSD, he had gotten his CGC 2 weeks ago and starts next week for his 12 week training for service so were trying to get his coat in shape
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Whats the difference between Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil and regular fish oil for adults?
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