Cause of Undercoat Not Filling In?

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Cause of Undercoat Not Filling In?

Postby CocoLeBear » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:34 am

All, my female spayed girl (appx. 7 years old), Coco, blew her coat very hard in November/December. It is now mid-February and the undercoat hasn't grown back. She always gets compliments on the quality of her coat from the groomer--it is never very thick but it is always shiney and healthy. Now, her coat is plenty shiney, etc, but it is flat because it is just the long guard hairs. Her behavior and eating habits haven't changed.

I had my foster Grizzly to the vet over the weekend and mentioned this. She said it could be thyroid or cushing's, but to monitor for now.

Has this happened to anyone? What was the cause?

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Re: Cause of Undercoat Not Filling In?

Postby sixchows » Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:32 pm

had the opposite with our 7 year old female. she a normal full coat but after her surgery to remove her uterus she turned into a hair monster

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Re: Cause of Undercoat Not Filling In?

Postby tabate45 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:55 pm

My 4 yr old male did the same thing. We have had a very hard winter and he has a summer type coat. Winter undercoat never came in. His mane is also horrible (looks like cotton) and his tail is very sparse. I have no idea what is causing this either. No scratching or dandruff. He is an indoor kinda guy, so he's not subjected to the cold any longer than he wants to be.Any ideas on this would be appreciated.

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Re: Cause of Undercoat Not Filling In?

Postby CocoLeBear » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:33 am

I certainly haven't been able to figure anything out. She is on prozac for anxiety and has been since August--I will ask the vet if that might have an effect.


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