View Full Version : Timing of major shedding periods?

Daisy's Mom
8th December 2006, 03:19 PM

Daisy is shedding right now like there is no tomorrow for shedding and it must all be done NOW! She will be a Chinese Crested hairless soon. I am kind of surprised that she is shedding so much given that it is just now getting really cold outside here. I would think she would be adding hair, not shedding it. Is there any predictability to the heavier shedding periods? My SIL said that she is losing her summer coat and getting her winter one, but I've never heard of that.

Daisy's Mom

Denise G.
8th December 2006, 04:22 PM
Maybe she's losing her puppy coat? How old is she?

Both of mine are getting thicker coats right now--not much shedding.

8th December 2006, 04:26 PM
I don't know too much about shedding, but I found the GREATEST invention ever to minimize it!

I got this little rubber brush called a zoom groom and if I brush Kosmo when he's still damp and not completely dry with it then hair flies off like there is no tomorrow!! He doens't seem to mind it as it doesn't pull his hair either!

8th December 2006, 05:38 PM
i have one of those. i use it to wash brady with too, it make him all bubbly from the soap and if gets a lot of dirt out.

Daisy's Mom
8th December 2006, 06:54 PM
She's 7 months old, and she definitely went through a MAJOR shedding period a couple of weeks after we got her at 10 weeks old. So I assumed that was her puppy shedding.

I'll definitely look into the Zoom Groom. It sounds good. I have a grooming mitt that's pretty good at grabbing hair but it seems like she sheds at exactly the same rate after I use it, no matter how long I do it. Ditto with the other brushes I have. I think I'm going to invest in the lint remover industry! :roll:

10th December 2006, 07:11 AM
It sounds like a first new winter coat but to be safe, be on the look out for any itching or reddness. Our lab was allergic to.... grass, (how cruel can Mother Nature be!) Every spring starting in late may it slowly began and by mid summer I could brush out 10 handfuls and still end up being able to wipe it off her back. It lasted till mid Oct. It started with the shedding but within the first 2 yrs went on to include a rash with it. She was given allergy pills which helped the shedding a tiny bit but more important prevented the rash stage.