Couple comes in asking about dog’s skin allergies. They say no medication has worked so far. They are clearly invested in the dog’s wellbeing and care about making him feel better.
I ask and find out dog is eating Ol’ Roy, one of the lowest quality crappiest dog food brands on the market. Basically a sack of corn and food dye.
I explain the probable cause of the dog itching so much that his fur is falling out is likely the food dye, corn, wheat, and soy in the food.
I show them a food we sell that is devoid of corn, wheat, soy, or dye. This food is less than a dollar per pound. I explain that the dog will have to eat less on this food since it’s denser, better, nutrition. This means the cost will probably even out and not be too much more expensive than what they are currently feeding.
I explain that changing the food will probably keep them from having to buy any more medication.
They exclaim it is too expensive.
They proceed to spend $80 on more medication.
Why ask for help and advice if you’re going to ignore it and keep doing the same thing to the detriment of your pet (and your finances)?