Hi Everyone! Really appreciative of this blog and all the suppport here! Hoping to get some opinions for my 4 month-old F2B goldendoodle (though embark DNA shows 55% poodle).
She has shed quite a lot since the day we got her so we know she will probably be a shedder while hoping it is a bit less as she gets older. We have been noticing some areas with very minimal hair and areas that don't look very full. At first it seemed minor and we took her to her vet who told us she was fine and had no hot spots. He only prescribed medication for her itching. She has been scratching a lot since we got her. We thought it was the environment because we first had her in Texas and we are now in California but there's been no improvement. After a couple failed diet transitions (upset stomach), we are now in the process of very slowly transitioning her (much slower than the first 2x) to Open Farm's salmon recipe and hoping to see improvement in her coat and skin.
Her coat just doesn't seem very full and we were wondering if this was normal or not. She also has this patch of dry/coarse haywire-ish type of hair running down her back. The picture with the black t-shirt is me playing with her for a just a few minutes. Am I exaggerating or is this normal shedding? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!