How long does fur take to grow back after surgery? - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums

GoldenRetrieverForum.com is the premier Golden Retriever Dog Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-22-2012, 12:11 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 14
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
How long does fur take to grow back after surgery?

My 14 mo golden, Chase, is having surgery to remove a cyst on his head today. He competes in conformation, and I haven't been able to find much info on how long it takes the coat to grow back completely. My vet is a saint and shaved a very small patch, but I'm still curious! He's also on ShowStopper so I'm hoping that will help speed up the process!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-22-2012, 01:54 PM
IowaGold's Avatar
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 2,282
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1,042 Times in 471 Posts
It really depends. On the dog itself, the season, the area shaved, etc., etc. I would think that being on the head (short hair) plus with spring coming plus he's young, it will come back pretty quickly. I would count on a few weeks.
__________________
Sarah

Ruby: Topbrass Ravishing Ruby CDX, RAE, JH, AX, OAJ, XF, WCX, CCA, VC, CGC, TT (8/1/04)
Piper: Topbrass Pipe Dream CD, JH, RA, OAP, NJP, WC, CCA (7/19/09)
Sage: Prime Time Sage RN, CGC (10/27/97-12/2/12)
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-22-2012, 02:12 PM
3 goldens's Avatar
3 goldens
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ingleside, Texas (just out of Corpus Christi
Posts: 9,092
Images: 5
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1,005 Times in 542 Posts
I agree with IG. Been thru the shaving a number of times--one KayCee had to have both knees operated on 14 months apaft for luxating patellas, and of course she was spayed. Honey has had a lump removed from her chest, shaved areas on hips for heartworm treatment (was HW positive when we adopted her), her leg for removal of spot that turned out to be mast cell tumor, so much larger area had to be shave for more surgery, etc. I did find the shorter hair grew back fast, or seemed to I guess becaue it didn't hae to get so long.

Good luck with your guy.
__________________
MY GOLDEN BABIES T THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
SCOOTER--6-14- 1994 -- 8-22-1999
BUCK 2-8-1995 ------5-15-2007
HUNTER 8-19-1999--10-16-2003
KAYCEE 8-19-1999---5-25-2008
HONEY --FIRST BIRTHDAY/GOTCHA DAY DEC. 7-2002------AUG. 13, 2014


Goldens bring light into the world.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-22-2012, 07:03 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 14
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks y'all! The surgery went just fine, so hopefully he'll be back to normal in a few weeks
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-22-2012, 09:06 PM
bioteach's Avatar
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: phoenix, az
Posts: 1,286
Images: 2
Thanks: 51
Thanked 374 Times in 250 Posts
When Nugget had surgery the vet tech cut the leg fur all the way around his leg (for the IV line). The short hair on the leg took about six weeks; but his beautiful long feathers are still only an inch long three months later.

I am glad that your vet is careful about not shaving more than necessary.
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:57 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Golden Retriever Forum .com
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65