Australian Shepherd Question

I have an Aussie that is just over a year old. She has never shed her fur. I have heard that...


I have an Aussie that is just over a year old. She has never shed her fur. I have heard that they shed every 7 months which is fine but she still has her same coat and it is getting so warm out we are tempted to cut it. Is this something that we should refrain from doing? I only ask because she was fixed 5 months ago and still has not grown her hair back on her belly where she had the surgery. We live in MN so it's important that she has a good coat of fur for winter time again. What are your thoughts?

    In Australian Shepherd - Asked by Anonymous - 3/17/2012 12:20:31 AM
It doesn't sound normal that your aussie hasn't grown her coat back in so long a time, especially since you live in a cold climate. I would consider having her thyroid tested. It is not recommended to shave Aussies as it can damage the coat, and cause it not to grow back in correctly. Brush her often and if you don't already, use a top quality diet. I also recommend a human grade salmon oil supplement (the kind you get in the vitamin/supplement section at the store.) It will help keep her skin and coat healthy.
    Answered by paws4hisglory - 3/19/2012 7:31:25 PM
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