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PostSubject: What is going on with this coat?   Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:28 pm

Mysti's fur is sort of strange. I don't know if it's her mix (possibly Chow in there) are something else. Could it be a nutritional issue? She came to the shelter lactating and malnourished. She is now on 4Health from TSC.

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PostSubject: Re: What is going on with this coat?   Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:43 pm

are you talking about the way the fur is laying? could she have been shaved at some point?

or are you noticing it dry, or breaking or something else?

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PostSubject: Re: What is going on with this coat?   Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:55 pm

Looks like a cowlick. Some breeds are prone to it. My mutt has shepherd/hound in him and has some oddly angled hair around his flanks.

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PostSubject: Re: What is going on with this coat?   Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:02 pm

@jbealer wrote:
are you talking about the way the fur is laying? could she have been shaved at some point?

or are you noticing it dry, or breaking or something else?


The way the fur is laying. The shelter did not shave her (no idea if the person who dumped her did), but her coat was just nasty (oily and very rough). They gave her some coconut oil (rubbed it in and fed it to her) and that seemed to help.

Here's a "before" picture.
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PostSubject: Re: What is going on with this coat?   Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:17 pm

If you're just talking about the lay of his coat over his flank/haunches, Ami has a similar wackiness. Otherwise, his coat is glossy and richly colored. At least it looks like it in the photo. To me, there is also a hint of pending coat blow over the flank.
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PostSubject: Re: What is going on with this coat?   Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:37 pm

@amymeme wrote:
If you're just talking about the lay of his coat over his flank/haunches, Ami has a similar wackiness.  Otherwise, his coat is glossy and richly colored.  At least it looks like it in the photo.  To me, there is also a hint of pending coat blow over the flank.

Thank you, I was concerned she was missing something in her diet or something else was wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: What is going on with this coat?   Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:42 pm

Sorry, I wasn't trying to stir up any concern on your part when I mentioned the lay of her coat earlier, it was just an observation. Some dogs, for whatever genetic reason, seem to have fur that goes in every direction except the one you'd expect.
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PostSubject: Re: What is going on with this coat?   Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:59 pm

@aljones wrote:
Sorry, I wasn't trying to stir up any concern on your part when I mentioned the lay of her coat earlier, it was just an observation.  Some dogs, for whatever genetic reason, seem to have fur that goes in every direction except the one you'd expect.

Oh, it wasn't you!
I've just had more time to stare at her and it does look a little weird, thats all. Plus I'm a worry wart when it comes to animals.
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