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Fur shedding

hi guys,

i need help on my almost four month old golden.

she is almost 2 feet now but she sheds a lot of fur and now she has a very thin layer of fur. she is not totally bald but her fur are almos gone.

question is, is this normal? i am in manila, philippines right now and we are in our summer season and my dad told me that this is natural.

but for me i need to hear from the experts. i am nervous that this might be caused by the dog food (she takes Eukanuba Puppy large breed). she is on her stage two of her 5-in-1 shot.

thank you for your help.
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Hello and Welcome,
Have you asked your vet about it? Mine started losing his puppy fur around that age but his new coat is flatter but getting longer. I would say it is normal but if you can post a picture of it, it might help us to tell if it is ok. If you can find a better quality dog food something with less corn,wheat and natural it may help. Good luck and please let us know how she is doing. Oh any pictures you have of her we would love to see her.




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Hello and welcome. I agree--ask your vet about it.

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If you could share pictures, that would help! From your description, it doesn't sound normal if you puppy's fur is almost all gone. There are medical conditions that can cause that. Do check with your vet to either put your mind at ease or get her treatment if necessary.

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Try switching her food, and don't give her too many baths! Does she seem to itch or chew at all?


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Hello and welcome to the forum...I agree with the others as well.Do take your pup to the vet for confirmation.I would also suggest to change her food too.Did she seem to have tendency to scratch herself?I have a Rottweiler-Doberman mix now 5 months,also have this tendency to scratch herself.I thought it could be the food we gave her but turns out it happens for weeks before taking her to the vet.I wasn't in my hometown at the time of the incident till couple of weeks ago,I went home to check on her.(studying in uni outstation)The vet said she has mites and therefore,need to take 5 vaccinations(1 jab a week) plus multivitamins and antibiotics.I don't mean to worry you but if she does scratch,then it could be the food allergy that the dog food contains or could be something bite her.But,most important thing,pls do take her to the vet so all your worries can be alleviated..
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