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Tara started moulting excessively about a month ago. Yes well, we expect this at this time of year, especially where the climate is a little warmer than UK. This is crazy though. All her fur is coming out in handfuls and her back looks like a worn out carpet. Add this to the fact that she is terribly thin with IBD and you can guess what she looks like. The vet says it's an allergy and she does have quite a few nasty scabby spots but she doesn't scratch excessively. I've got her on anti-histamines and spot her every week with a homeopathic remedy that's supposed to sooth the skin. Food is Exclusion and Orijen (half and half as I'm introducing the latter gradually) and the vet assures me that this isn't the problem. It seems that it's grass, pollen etc. She's happy and energetic enough at the moment but if this goes on she will be completely bald.
Anyone out there with a similiar problem and/or any suggestions?