My grandparents have three shar peis. One is great,one has flare ups of allergies and the last one is always pulling out hair and chewing like crazy. They were on pedigree for a longggg time and going to the vet for shots when needed(cortazone I think). The vet just kept having them come in and said try this and come back in a week. SO a couple months ago I had her feed them all eagle pack and it has completely helped the first two dogs. The one with great skin is six and acts like a puppy again and even wants to run and play. The one with ok skin now has great skin. But the black dog is still horrible. She took her back to the vet and the vet said the only thing that will help is science diet and its supposed to be some sensative skin kind. My grandma told her I had them switch and explained about fillers etc,and the vet told her the eagle pack made lucy(the dog with all new energy) like that because it is full of cat nip And science diet will help them all. First off does cat nip affect dogs and is it in the food? So now they are all going on science diet. second is this food any diffrent than regular science diet? Can you think of anyhting elses to try for this dogs skin? I want her to see some doggy specailist but the vet is loving the money and will not referr her to anyone and I can not seem to find one in northern ohio. Here is the bad skinned ones dogster page http://www.dogster.com/?100861 That was last christmas during an ok time but right now she is bad. You can see the other two under her family.