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mishmosh
3rd January 2007, 06:15 PM
My 16 week old ruby pup has quite a bald tummy at the moment! He looks ever so cold! Is this normal?

He used to have a really thick coat all over but it's getting slinkier recently. The colour and of his lower back is getting darker now and the texture is changing.

moniechris
3rd January 2007, 06:27 PM
Sounds like he is losing his puppy coat. The texture and density changes as they get older, but it all fills back in with time. Cody lost most of his puppy coat at 4 months and it just began to fill back in (he is 6 months now). His wispies and tail are feathering and he is looking so much better then his old bald self! His akward faze was quite awful! He looked all scrawny, hairless and unproportional!! :lol:

As long as the hair loss isn't a result of scratching, fleas or mites, he should be just fine :thmbsup:

murphy's mum
3rd January 2007, 06:59 PM
I remember Murphy lost his belly hair when his coat started to darken. It was so cute, him on his back with his baldy belly on display :lol:
He's now got a right mass of hair on it, looks like he's been electricuted when he's on his back :rotfl:

mishmosh
3rd January 2007, 11:26 PM
he has always had a bald tummy!

yes, he's at that skinny, leggy, strange looking stage!!!

Cathy Moon
4th January 2007, 03:50 AM
I wonder if he needs a little jacket or sweater to keep his tummy warm this winter? :wggle: