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I have a 14 yr old wolf hybrid that is taking tramadol 50mg 1 tablet 2x aday she has a very thick coat bu this year she has shed very little this has never happened normally by this time of year she would have been a shedding mess for the apst couple of months
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HI there.

This fur problem may just be the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. This could be a hypothyroid problem or a Cushings problem. A low thyroid will have a direct impact with Kiowa's hair growth as well as Cushings disease which is an over production of steroid hormones. If this were the case, she would also be urinating a lot and have excessive thirst and hunger.

have your vet examine Kiowa since these conditions can be related to her age.

Good Luck!!
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