Shiba Inu Question

we have a 6 year old female shiba. When she sheds her coat we have noticed what looks like...


we have a 6 year old female shiba. When she sheds her coat we have noticed what looks like dandruff on her back also she sheds at strange times end of january and july is this normal. we live in England and this seems too early,

    In Shiba Inu - Asked by Anonymous - 2/5/2012 9:58:18 AM
I work for a veterinarian, and own a shiba myself. LOVE the breed! what you're describing sounds like it could be allergies. Sometimes dogs get allergic to things in their food. but if you're saying that this only happens at certain times of the year- then it could be something in the environment. Also, if you're bathing more then once a month that could play into the skin issue. That said, avoid bathing more often than truly necessary, or you'll strip your dog's coat of its natural oils, making it dry and more prone to dandruff and sometimes mats. Hope this helps (:
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/18/2012 5:15:10 PM