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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-14-2017, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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What is coat burn

So for the last couple of months i've noticed a patch on his butt that is almost a maroon color. I never really thought of it to be much, but I came across a random thread talking about coat burn. You can't really see it indoor, only when the sun is directly on him. Could this be a case of coat burn? Also the fur in that area is wavy(not sure if that means much). We haven't been spending much time outside during the day because it's been so hot but he's had it for a while now. Any ideas?

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Sounds similar, the wavy fur area, (not the maroon colour), to my dog. He gets about 30 minutes every day riding in the car, the patch is where his body contacts the back of the car seat. For my dog, it's a friction rub from the car seat.
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Sounds similar, the wavy fur area, (not the maroon colour), to my dog. He gets about 30 minutes every day riding in the car, the patch is where his body contacts the back of the car seat. For my dog, it's a friction rub from the car seat.
hmmm interesting

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Here's a picture! Oh and so there's no confusion, thats not silver hairs around it just shine from the sun. (I'm sure everyone knew that but just in case )
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old hair shedding out ?

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My dog gets those reddish brownish patches too.Some of his undercoat becomes tinted in spring and early summer when he's shedding.Just the dead fur turning a weird color I've always assumed.
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but its been like this for months

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-14-2017, 01:47 PM
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This is a longshot, I really have no idea.....but our little goats get that reddish color in patches in their black and brown fur when they start getting mineral deficiencies....in the case of goats it is solved with copper and other mineral supplementation..... But no idea if this holds true for dogs also. The goats hair will also feel abnormally coarse and wiry when this happens. But our goats are spoiled rotten and usually have soft fur!
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Dogs can get a rusty stain with moisture/yeasty areas. but that is usually the bottom of the dog (belly/groin)

Interesting what the other goat person said because it does look a lot like that when goats get deficient
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I read about mineral deficiency also, just not sure how you can tell which one to supplement.

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