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"unspayed females will 'blow' coat after every heat cycle."

The above quote is from an article about shelties;
however, Coco's mother blew coat after weaning Coco's litter.
I missed getting Coco spayed before her first heat....
and now am considering breeding her...IF
all her tests turn out with good results.....
AND if I begin to see her coat improve...
it was pretty, until after her first cycle was over...
At that time, I bathed and brushed her and then two weeks later
the groomer did....She came home noticaby "thinner"
in appearance, like she had lost weight in three hours...
but it was her coat that's thinner!!
I just dismissed it, but after reading
the articles I have found tonight....
I think I see the pattern here.

See the differences below.
(She has been silvering since the end of September....
and that's OK....
but will she grow a fuller coat back in and even out??
Probably just in time to go in heat again!!
Then her third heat cycle, I may breed her...
will she be bald after weaning?
Since her mother was affected by hormones with her coat,
I suspect that may be what is/and will be... going on.

What does anyone else think???

I know my setter blew some coat after
whelping and weaning, but I don't remember noticing
that she did after cycling.
Of course, the setter shed all the time,though!
Coco's "blowing of coat" I think has been mostly in the brush,
or when I use Best Shot, a lot is washed down the drain.
It says on the bottle...it will get the loose stuff off.....
And it really does. I don't even remember blowing her puppy coat
affecting her appearance this much!

Thanks for any input. I have a gut feeling the changes in
her coat are due to her age and maturing,
but also, due to heat hormones.
:?:
NOTICE THAT WHERE THE PANTIES WERE,
THAT SHE WORE DURING HEAT....LEFT THEIR MARK ON HER....BREAKING THE COAT ALONG
THOSE LINES....LIKE IT IS WHERE HER COLLAR SITS....
VERY NOTICABLE WHEN YOU TAKE THE COLLAR OFF.
NOTICE HOW THIN HER TAIL HAS GOTTEN AND HER CHEST....
LEGS, BODY...EVERYWHERE!
She eats Canidae, so I doubt it is diet related...but....?????????



 

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Jane i know my breeder's females when in heat nursing and then weaning that thier coat goes thru changes.
the Golden Retriever's tail color lightens up tremendously before birth, after weaning her coat thins out a bit and will restore later on to being thick lush silky etc and her tail darkens back up.

hormonal changes can cause a coat to change it's appearance
also coco is maturing so thus silvering etc can start as well.

sooooooooo in about 2 weeks or so it will be fun to see her coat compared to now
 

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One of the posts has a link to SA. The picture on the website that explains SA looked just like your dog.

Here it is,"
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:38 pm Post subject:

http://www.vipoodle.org/docs/undst_sa.htm

They test by taking a skin punch and testing it, but if not taken from an affected area, the test is negative. They say you should take one test a year for 3 years.
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Can someone explain the difference?
 
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