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MartianHusky
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PostSubject: What procedure to use to accelerate blowing the coat?   Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:55 am

Bacchus started blowing his first coat a few weeks ago. It has started mainly around his rear legs. Does blowing the coat happen gradually and do I just focus on the areas that start becoming loose or is should I start brushing the hair all over his body to accelerate the process?

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PostSubject: Re: What procedure to use to accelerate blowing the coat?   Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:09 am

Blowing the coat can happen gradually. Hind and front legs sometimes appear to shed more on some days etc. A great way to accelerate the blowing process is to give your dog a bath. After they dry you will see much more tufts of hair and loose hair for you to brush off. I use a dog rake type brush and a furminator. If you use a furminator and go softly so you don't damage their guard hairs/skin that thing really puts in the work.
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PostSubject: Re: What procedure to use to accelerate blowing the coat?   Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:32 am

Mine start gradually and then one day just explode. Put in as many hours brushing as your dog will allow and this will help move past it faster. When mine hit their explode stage I can remove a compressed 5 gallon bucket of hair a night off of each of them.

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PostSubject: Re: What procedure to use to accelerate blowing the coat?   Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:03 pm

You can check this out.
This method and using this regularly has been amazing for me. Here
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PostSubject: Re: What procedure to use to accelerate blowing the coat?   Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:44 pm

With my boy, it happened gradually, then a lot at once, and now it's gradaually ending. I brush him every day, tried blowing the hair (it worked a little lol). But really the only thing I can do is to wait until it over lol
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PostSubject: Re: What procedure to use to accelerate blowing the coat?   Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:17 pm

All you can do is brush daily with a good undercoat brush (I use paws pamper), a bath with conditioner will definitely loosen the undercoat and make it easier to slide out. Good Luck!
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PostSubject: Re: What procedure to use to accelerate blowing the coat?   Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:12 pm

are your dogs blowing their undercoats or topcoats now?

I got my fella in july, and he was just finishing up blowing his undercoat. was just wondering when he will start shedding his top coat?
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PostSubject: Re: What procedure to use to accelerate blowing the coat?   Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:17 pm

The outer coat (top coat, guard hairs. whatever you want to call them) are like any other dog, they shed them on an ongoing basis. Mine shed their undercoat, normally spring and late fall, this year it feels like it's been all year long!

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PostSubject: Re: What procedure to use to accelerate blowing the coat?   Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:21 pm

Mine blow coat usually around March/April and again around October/November, but yep, the guard hairs just kinda come and go year round. I've never had them fall out in mass clumps like undercoat except when my boy had an allergic reaction to chicken. You can expect a fairly extreme shedding of all hair though usually within 6 months of getting a dog from the shelter who may have been fed junk food. My two males went nearly bald after I put them on high quality food and they started to detox the horrible alpo hair.

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PostSubject: Re: What procedure to use to accelerate blowing the coat?   Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:40 pm

ah, i misunderstood, i thought they blew their undercoat in spring, and "top coat" in winter.

He was blowing when we got him in July, but he was recovering from some bad living conditions (malnourished, living outside for months, no exercise), so that's probably why.

Just wondering when it's going to start up again......

He did NOT like being brushed when we got him in July, but he's a lot more tolerant now, but I should start introducing the brush to him before I need to use it.
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