15th May 2006, 04:34 PM
15th May 2006, 06:24 PM
Thanks for all the info on shedding tools and coping mechanisms. I've looked them up on the web and bookmarked them. Karlin, that is great information, to know a dog will lose his puppy coat--that's probably what has happened. Does it go on for a while, a month or so, or is it a one time flurry? Zack's was really just a rather dramatic sudden one time thing, and it seemed to go away after using the furminator, and then came back in a few days but not as much as before. Now, it seems to be very little, though more than before it started. He really wasn't shedding noticeably at all. The weather is still pretty cool and the cat hasn't started shedding so i wasn't sure if it was seasonal. I never knew puppies shed their puppy coats before. that's good to know.. Someone I asked about this said their dog never sheds and it means that Zack is unhealthy, that it's some kind of health problem. that's just what i need, something to worry about that's really something normal.
I feel well equipped to deal with shedding now. Thanks all!
15th May 2006, 07:21 PM
No not health related, they blow their puppy coat and this can be pretty dramatic. Then it can happen as well for various reasons when they get older; stressful situations for example and bitches often lose their coat after having a litter. Most dogs will shed a winter coat going into summer as well. Did you know cat shows tend to happen in winter and spring when cats still have their winter coat as that is much fuller for showing than the summer coat? I never knew this til recently.
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