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Excessing Shedding on Orijen?

szelynn
July 12th, 2008, 10:19 PM
Ok I know I've seen a few threads about excessive shedding on Orijen, but I've done a few searches and I can't find them!

I've had Kali on 100% Orijen Senior now for almost a week, and she just seems to be shedding a lot more - and I might be paranoid but it seems that the fur on her shoulders just seem really thin - I can see the skin there - whereas her fur everywhere else is so dense I can't see it through her fur...So that on top of all the gas just makes me worry. Oh yeah I was stuck in the car with her for an 1.5hrs tonight, that was stinky car ride! :laughing: thank god it didn't start to pour!

I know Kali sheds a lot, being a Lab - but in the last couple of days her coat is always looking ragged (lots of loose hairs) I had thought she was done blowing her coat by now - does it go on all summer?? :eek:

luckypenny
July 12th, 2008, 10:35 PM
All three of my dogs only started blowing their coats within the past couple of weeks. Quite late in the season compared to last year.

Just wondering, is she on a topical heartworm/paraciticide treatment?

szelynn
July 12th, 2008, 10:41 PM
Nope no topical treatments

(Sorry have no idea how to do the Quote thingy) :o

luckypenny
July 12th, 2008, 10:47 PM
Have you had her stool sampled lately for parasites? Might be a good idea to look into it. Not long after we brought our Penny home, I had switched her food and, coincidentally, she started to get thinning patches of fur on several areas of her body. I thought it was the food too but it ended up being roundworm :yuck: and a slight case of mange. A simple treatment and it cleared up within a month.

Has she had a check-up at the vets recently?

szelynn
July 12th, 2008, 10:54 PM
Has she had a check-up at the vets recently?

(I think/hope I figured it out??)

Oh yes, we've been a frequent visitor in the month...she just had some major surgery in early June - we just got her in March and her previous owner didn't have her spayed - on top of that since she would be put under we had a large cyst removed from her back and another growth on her leg, and in waiting for her surgery appt when we found she also developed several mammary tumours :sad: :frustrated:

So it was all done in June, the week following her surgery she ripped out her staples...and after she was off all the antibiotics she got an ear infection...it's been a rough month for Kali :sad: Maybe I shouldn't have bothered changing her food... :wall:

luckypenny
July 12th, 2008, 10:59 PM
If the vet hadn't done it already, it might be a good idea to have her stool analyzed.

It may have been a rough month for Kali, but it's also been the best month too: the first month with her new family that cares so much for her :thumbs up . Congratulations!