12-20-2016, 11:03 AM
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Dog won't grow back winter coat! Should I be concerned?
It's freezing cold here in the mid-west and has been for a bit! This is why I cannot understand why my dog hasn't grown her winter coat yet. She's a spayed female staghound (greyhound mixed with ??), somewhere between 1 and 3 years old, ~55lb. When I got her in late April last year she had a long wire-y hair with a fine undercoat, and most of the hair shed as summer came. She was left with a very thin greyhound-like hair for the summer, and in the last two months only grew a very small amount of the long hair back between her shoulders.
I can't imagine what she has is much better than wearing a t-shirt out in the snow, so I do have her protected from the chill with a doggie-onsie outfit while she's outdoors.
She eats good food, plays well, acts fine, has no bald-spots, etc. She shows no signs of being ill, just cold! Should I be concerned about her coat not coming back in?