Australian Shepherd With Terrible Fur Also Needs To Gain Weight
Alright, here's the story. So, a friend of mine asked me to take her presumed 5 year old Australian Shepherd. I readily agreed, as she is nowhere near a no-kill shelter and her family couldn't afford his vet bills.
I pick this dog up from her house and half of his fur is missing. He is also 15lbs underweight and tiny. He went to the vet immediately, apparently the weight loss and the fur quality are due to an extreme allergy to fleas.
So I guess my question is: is there anything I can do to grow out his coat? Does anyone have any suggestions for putting weight on him?
Thanks in advance.