Blowing coat and shedding like crazy!
My U.B. will be 9 in February. He is my 3rd GSD. I don't know if it's my imagination or what, but he is blowing his coat and shedding like crazy. I'm collecting handfuls of top and undercoat every day. I've groomed him twice in the last week with the furminator and I could have made a Yorkie with the fur I collected! I can't remember any of my other GSD's blowing like this at this time of year. U.B. does have some health issues - DM and parinal fistulas and I don't know of those illnesses or the meds he's taking for them can contribute to the shedding. We live near Chicago and it's starting to get cold. Shouldn't he be getting his nice fluffy winter coat now? He looks so skinny.
Are any of you experiencing this with your dogs? Do you think this is something I should be concerned about or investigate further with the vet? I tend to really pay attention to what's going on with him since he is a sickly guy and I want to stay on top of his health issues. I want to give him the best life I can before the DM overtakes him. Any input, comments or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all ~
Lorrie - Mom to Uncle Buck vom Stolzhaus (U.B.)