Extremely Thick Puppy Hair?? Normal??
My pup is a long stock GSD and he's 3 months old. He has thick but soft hair all over his body, however, the hair on his "thighs" and butt area are EXTREMELY thick. I have never seen a puppy with such thick hair. When he's walking, the hair on his thighs seems to be clumpy and bunches together. I brush him pretty much daily, but it doesn't help. When I try to inspect the skin, I can't because the fur is SO dense. It kind of reminds me of looking through a black person's afro. One that hasn't been washed in a month. You cannot spread the fur apart... it just looks nappy I guess.
I have to bathe him frequently because if he pees & he rolls in it, and it dries into that part of his legs it gets even more thick and gross. Well, I bathed him yesterday and now he's flakey... His coat also seems kind of dull around his legs and stomach area. His back, chest, and face look great though.
I am just really confused I guess. Is this what having a LC is all about??? I give him 1 tbsp of coconut oil (but just today bought the organic kind) and I was feeding him 2 fish oil capsules, but I just bought salmon oil today as well. He gets 1 vit E capsule per day as well. Oh, and he's on 4Health performance dog food.
Does anyone have any advice or at least can tell me that this is normal? Is it a food thing???