16th October 2005, 11:17 PM
Two health questions??
First, Scarlett has started shedding profusely. I think her shedding has increased 500%! She eats good food and looks healthy. Is this normal for the fall of the year? If so, when will she go back to normal? Also, she was spayed about 6 weeks ago. Could the change in horomone level cause this? If so, does anyone have advice? When I sweep the floor, I feel as if I am shoveling snow in a snow storm! I called the vet, but the nurse said not to worry unless she was losing big hunks or having bald spots. ( I was thinking thyroid.)
Second, we went to a Bark in the Park event yesterday, and Scarlett seemed to tire out after a few hours. She wasn't even interested in the other dogs after a while. Now, we were there several hours, and she is used to being pampered in an air conditioned house, but she is a young dog (7 1/2 months). The weather was rather warm. I know these dogs are bred to be spoiled house dogs, but I am a little worried. Does this sound like normal Cavalier behavior? She seems fine and perky again today? Maybe I am just used to bigger dogs who have more stamina. She is our first Cavalier, but we love her dearly!
16th October 2005, 11:37 PM
17th October 2005, 12:00 AM
Thanks for the advice. We did have water available for her, and we let her rest, so I was just a little concerned. Come to think of it, Scarlett and my five year old BOTH collapsed on the couch together when we got home. I think you hit the nail on the head; she was just a tired baby! I just worry too much!
17th October 2005, 01:59 AM
Cedar has started shedding like crazy, too, and she's only 3 mo! I can see the longer hairs growing in. We have wood and tile floors, so I know what you mean about shoveling snow!
I wish we had a Bark in the Park here! I have had trouble even locating puppy classes!
17th October 2005, 12:25 PM
MGMom, I often take mine to the park for a 2-mile walk and about 45 minutes of fetch to get just the result you did -- they are out cold for the rest of the day!! Especially nice to do if I know I am going to be going out as they are tired and happy and sleep like logs while I'm gone.
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