Topics, guidelines and tips for coat and skin care and grooming Chow Chows.
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my chow chow is 11 months old now and for the last few months she's been chewing her fur more and more recently. i spoke to her breeder who told me that she needs to be on a lower protein complete food which should be mixed with rice and vegetables. she's now on the best low protein dog food i could find it has no cereals no additives and only uses turkey. she's been chewing a lot less and ive been told that it will take a while for the irritation to go completely. is this correct? her fur is growing back but its patchy at the moment,is this a common problem ? and as long as the chewing is solved how long roughly will it take for the fur to grow back as its already started. please help im at my witts end, people walk past and assume shes being maltreated, she's not she's walked alot and once a week she's taken on a hike, so i know its not boredom. please advise.
steve and maggie
steve and maggie
Sometimes they have allergies. Have you had an allergy test done? Also, is something wrong on her back that may be hurting her? I'd have the vet do a complete checkup. She sure is a beauty.
Hugs from Dargo and Denny!
sometimes its normal , the fur will grow back i have the same chow chow .all black with a cherry tint around her head .the fur takes a while to grow back one she chew down to her first coat.chows have three coats of fur the first coat is what has the hair folicals .if she got into that coat then its gonna take a while .. i took my to the groomers and they shaved her pass that first coat . and now my chow has no fur on her shoulders ..its call post clipping allapetra ....you have to go to the vet and get a skin moist cream for dogs ...good luck
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