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Puppy blowing her winter coat?

Juno (7 months old) seems to shed a lot all the time, so it's hard to say whether right now she's shedding an exceptional amount or not, but....

.... do puppies have enough of an undercoat to blow it when it warms up?

.... how long does it take?

.... she seems exceptionally itchy lately (she's always an itchy dog). A husky-owner we know said that her dog gets itchy when he's shedding and needs to be brushed a lot to help him get all that extra fur out. Can itchiness be related to shedding?

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Re: Puppy blowing her winter coat?

What are you feeding her? And do you supplement w/ salmon oil, vitamin E? I would look at the diet, first- your pup should just be in the middle of gaining her adult coat at 7 mos. not shedding it.
Onyx was born in November '06, and never blew her coat til she was almost 2, in June of last Summer.
The itchiness may be seasonal allergies or just the new coat coming in.

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Re: Puppy blowing her winter coat?

She's on a raw diet -- we supplement with salmon oil (but not vit E).

It's possible that she's not blowing it... as I said above, she just seems to shed all the time (and perhaps me saying "a lot" is inaccurate -- maybe i don't know what I'm in for!!).

Thanks for the info .... it's good to know that she might not blow her coat until she's 2.

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Re: Puppy blowing her winter coat?

Oh, I meant to ask.... can puppies this young have seasonal allergies? (I had read that it takes a few seasons of exposure before they can develop them.)

Oh, and good to know that it might be that the itchiness might be caused by her adult coat coming in....

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