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Dog losing patches of hr

Dog losing patches of hr

Dog losing patches of hr

Q: We're trying to help our 5-year-old poodle have a few more good years. She was once a champion and a national show winner and we've had her since she was a puppy.

Her hr loss started about 3 years ago and we've tried everything from different shampoos, grooming, hrbrushes and hr cutters to nothing. The most she gets out of any of the hrbrushes and grooming tools is a thin coat that falls out, she doesn't seem to want to use the grooming tools on her legs and if you don't hold her firmly in the grooming tool, she yanks it out of your hand. She still seems to be healthy other than the hr loss and her coat looks normal. We've also taken her to a groomer who specializes in poodles.

We know that some poodles lose their hr from time to time and we understand that they grow it back at their own speed, but this one's getting thinner and thinner. We're trying to decide what to do about it before it gets too bad.

A: We know that the hr on a poodle's body can grow quite a bit and can become thin, especially on the legs and belly. Some poodles have it all over their bodies, while others only have hr on their paws and legs. When they lose the hr from their body, they tend to lose some of their coat color, too.

If the hr loss is from your poodle's body, then you have no choice but to continue to groom her as needed and not let it get too bad. Hr loss on the legs is a common symptom of certn inherited conditions in poodles, which is why it would be better for you to find the problem in her before it becomes too severe.

There are conditions that are known to affect the hr in the body of poodles, including Alopecia X, which is an inherited condition. This can also be a problem for many poodles who have been bred to show and have had little attention pd to their coats for a long period of time.

This is a genetic disease in which the hr falls out in a circular pattern around the poodle's back, sometimes including the legs. It can be inherited or acquired, and can range in intensity.

Another common condition in poodles is Cauda Equina Syndrome, which affects their hind legs. This is also caused by a problem with the poodle's nerves, and usually occurs when the poodle is younger than 2 years old.

There are many other conditions and diseases that can affect the coat of a poodle. We suggest you visit your veterinarian for a full examination and testing to determine which condition, if any, is causing the loss of your poodle's hr.

There are a lot of grooming tools and techniques for mntning and styling a poodle's hr, so we suggest you look through some of them to see if they would work for your poodle. We recommend that you look for a grooming technique that suits your poodle's hr type, so you will need to experiment a little.

Here are a couple of techniques that will help your poodle's hr grow and keep its length and density:

Grooming with a comb. Use a comb to pull and hold the hr back before using the brush. This will help keep the hr clean and avoid tangles and snarls.

Brushing the hr from the underside. You can either brush the poodle with her face down or face up. If she's on her side, brush from the underside of the dog's neck down to the belly. If your poodle is sitting up, you can brush from the hind legs to the back of her neck and up to her face.

Use a grooming brush to groom her head and legs. Start at the base of the ears and brush forward with the brush. Next, brush the ears, and then move on to the legs. Use a soft brush for this, but make sure it is comfortable.

Trimming and clipping the hr. You can trim your poodle's hr short using scissors or clippers. Be sure you have a clean, sanitary grooming area, and wear protective gloves and glasses when trimming your poodle.

Avoid using a grooming shears on the dog's leg hr.

We suggest you continue using your poodle's regular grooming products to mntn her fur and mntn the color and density in your poodle's coat.

If the hr loss does not seem to be from the poodle's body, it may be from the environment. You may want to try some of the techniques in the section below to help with the loss of hr.

Q: I have a 5-year-old female husky. I adopted her a year ago from a friend of mine. Since then, she has started losing her hr on her chest and belly and she has patches on the top of her head. She seems to do fine, but she is starting to lose her hearing and is not as energetic as she used to be. The hr on her legs is fine. I am afrd she is losing her coat. Is there anything I can do to help her?

A: In general, a husky's coat usually takes anywhere from 6 to 10 months to reach full maturity and shed. If the coat on your husky has thinned or become sparse, you need to discuss the situation with your veterinarian. Your husky may have a skin disorder or another health problem that could