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Old 12-20-2014, 10:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 12 week old puppy shedding normal?

is a 12 week old puppy shedding normal?
you can see his back here

i just started brushing him with toothbrush
this was him when he was 11 week old


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can dog food affect shedding?
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is he shedding just in that spot? If so, he could have a fungal /microbial infection.. What dog food are you feeding?
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It is not normal for a puppy that young to be shedding. How often are you bathing your puppy?
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I got sick so I have only bathe him once this week, its not only on one sport, but his entire back
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Does he have flaky skin, red spots, scratching...? Again, what dog food are you feeding him (although it sounds more likely some sort of microbial /fungal /parasite action ;from the limited information given this far)? Any other symptoms?
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no he doest have a flaky skin, i don't see any red spot and i don't see him scratching all the time.
dog food i give is bowwow the same dog food i feed my other two dog that doesn't shed(different breed)
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My puppy did not shed until apx 4-5 months, when the adult fur started. As for the food, your pup should have a large breed puppy food, one that will nurture him into adulthood. And, I did not bathe my boy until close to his adult fur coming in.
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when i got him he was very furry, now that he is getting bigger, those furs are slowly disappearing, anyway i'll change his diet and see what happen
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Bathing a puppy can reduce the natural oils in his skin and dry him out. A 12 week old puppy only needs to be cleaned up when he gets dirty. I would be very careful about any type of soap. A mild oatmeal shampoo once a month or once every 2-3 months could be plenty.

Feeding poor quality food can effect the dog's coat and make him stink (making the bath seem necessary) this in turn will dry the coat even more. If the coat is having trouble, look at what you are feeding and try to stay away from bathing him with any chemicals.
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