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It is winter and my dog lost a lot of fur, like she's

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It is winter and my dog lost a lot of fur, like she's shedding her winter coat
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today! Please give me a few moments to type my response and I will be right back!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.

Surprisingly dogs loose their coat based on the daylight shortening and lengthening not based on the temperature so this is fairly normal. My dogs are the same way this time of year. If it is excessive then there are a few things to do:

- Fish oil which can range depending on Kayu's weight
- Ensure you are feeding a high quality organic diet without any by products
- If there is no improvement or the coat is thinning even further then consider a blood panel to ensure there are no underlying endocrine causes such as a low thyroid function

I hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.
Hi Tasha,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Kayu. How is everything going?

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