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Kasst157



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:19 am    Post subject: Is this normal? Reply with quote

Gucci's losing his puppy hair, but I think his adult hair isn't growing in as fast as him losing his puppy hair. Therefore his hair doesn't seem as dense as before. If you look closer at the shorter trimmed areas it almost looks like he has some bald spots here and there. Is this normal?
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Jack-A-Poo



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always thought poodles don't loose puppy hair? The puppy hair would grow into adult hair, meaning same strand of hair but the adult hair comes in from the puppy hair. That is why you can see straight puppy hair at the end of the strand with curly hair towards the skin in puppies going through coat change.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm. I brush him every other day and still find small Matts. When I brush the Matt some of the tangle hair comes out. I thought he loses his puppy hair and new adult hair grows in. If this is not the case then he definitely is losing hair.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

puppy hair are soft and wispy and they get tangled with the adult hair easily so when you brush them out maybe you end up pulling out the entire hair. Maybe instead of brushing out like that you can try slowly untangling the hair first. I used to do that with Sasha....I'd slowly spend my time untangling the hair to make sure they're as tangle free as possible before I brush them. That way I minimise pulling the hair out.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes when I'm watching tv I would pet him and feel for any mats. If there is I try to untangle them. Sometimes all I have to do is pull on it lightly and the tangled hair comes lose (gets pulled out). He doesn't scratch so he's not itchy. But I definitely noticed that since his hair started matting that when I brush his hair some of it falls out. Not a Lot. And I don't find hair anywhere else like on the sofa or bed or on my clothes.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some info on poodle coats.
http://www.allpoodleinfo.com/Poodle_Coat_Hair_Issues.html

Also try a grooming spray. I helps to loosen the matts without pulling the hair out. If you can find it, Gold Medal Pets Formula 30 Always worked the best for me. pet Smart used to carry it, maybe some stores still do, mine dosent.
Good luck
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