Ok I just called the vet because Strawberry is in labor and her hair is falling out fast and sudden she has a blad spot between her eyes and he said its ok its normal from the stress and hormones. This dont sound right to me someone tell me is thid ok or should I call a new vet. (this is my regular vet who said this)
Well I am just over reacting as I googled and found it is normal.
A. Many female dogs who are nursing puppies will lose a large amount of hair. This is not abnormal. Such a dog is often said to be 'blowing her coat.' The technical term for the cause of this loss is 'telogen effluvium.'
To understand the condition, it is important to know that a dog's hair is not always growing, but the growth goes through various stages. There is a growth phase (anagen) and a resting stage (telogen). The hairs in telogen are more easily shed than those in anagen.
During pregnancy and other stresses, hairs may enter telogen prematurely, and do so in large numbers. Hormone changes in the bitch may also play a role in this change.
The large numbers of hairs in telogen are shed simultaneously, and results in this condition of 'blowing the coat' in which the hair may actually come out in clumps. These hairs in telogen are actually being 'pushed out' by the growing hairs underneath them. As the new hairs grow in large numbers, we may sometimes observe that the 'new coat' is darker, less dense, and has a different texture.
A dog who is blowing her coat will benefit from daily brushing, which will also decrease the amount of hair that tends to accumulate in the house, on furniture, etc. Also, be sure she is receiving proper nutrition for a nursing dog.
I had a female Siberian Husky give birth in late November several years ago and she lost all of her fur at that time. I too thought that there was something wrong with her because of the fur loss but there wasnt. I tend to think that we worry about our fur children as much as our human children. Different things to worry about though between the two of them.
URGGG no pups yet. She is in the new whelping pen in my room (my fiance dont know that) she is just licking herself everywhere and I have took her out about 50 times for potty breaks. Her eyes are dialated I dont know if that means anything but her pupils are big. She is still drinking alot of water and when I rub her down the side she jerks so she must be in alot of pain. I know I would be. I feel bad for her. O yeah someone told me to give her tums...what does that do for labor?
Tums have calcium. I would use yogurt or cottage cheese to keep her calcium levels up, not tums. Some of my girls blow coat and some do not. I have females back in the show ring 2 weeks after weaning pups. The judge was pretty impresse with her fitness level and shocked when I told her I just had weaned her pups.
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Our mixed-breed, three-year-old bitch had two puppies in early Nov. She nursed them without any problem, or any hair loss. Then in January, when she was all done nursing, she lost a LOT of her hair, and we don't see it growing back (yet). Is this a result of fluctuating hormones? She is otherwise in excellent health, but she does not look like herself! If this is not normal, we'd want to help her.
Sometimes it takes awhile to bounce back. Did you keep her on puppy food while she was nursing? You could still mix a little in with her regular food, that would probably help. I've recently started adding a little scrambled egg to my dogs kibble, instead of canned food, and I found it led to really pretty, soft, silky hair.