My Aussie was a year old at the end of May. She was growing well and a happy dog. I have been using a FURminator on her to try to help decrease the amount of hair in my home. However, at this time her hair is very thin, instead of the beautiful coat that she had and what she has is what I would call bristly almost. Do pups normally shed their coat at a yrs time? There are no patches of missing hair at all, just thinning. The hair on her head and her belly is the same silky type as previously, just on her back is where it is more bristly and thinning. I did change her food from puppy to adult about that year time frame, but we have our lab on the same food and his coat is just as shinny and full as it always has been. So I have a hard time believing that food has anything to do with it. Does anybody know why this is occuring or if this is a normal thing? I just want her coat back the way it was.
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