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Seniors and their coats?

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StellaLeigh

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Lola is now in her senior years at 13 and this Spring I'm noticing some big changes in her coat.I'm finding that the area in particular between her front legs across her chest is shedding and matting at an un maintainable rate. I brush her one day and the next day she's matted to the skin again. She's at the groomers now and I'm having them shave her chest really sort and they are also shaving her armpits.I also find that her skin and coat in general seem to feel different. I'm not sure how describe it, almost fragile maybe ?? This is making grooming really difficult as it's becoming a huge fight to groomer her. She's becoming really cantankerous about the whole thing and she gets so stressed :frown:I'm going to set up a more consistent routine of grooming with her at the salon to stay ahead of this. So as to keep her stress levels down.I was just wondering I guess if others have experienced these coat changes in their seniors? Lola has never had very good coat texture but now it's just awful.

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I have no experience, but I know I'd probably do a puppy cut to cut down on having to groom those mats. (((hugs))) I'm interested in reading the responces by other experienced puff owners.

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With the exception of winter Lola is always in a pony cut. This winter I did let her get too long that's for sure. She's home from the groomers now and feeling quiet pleased with herself :girl: The groomers said she was just fine and didn't give them a hard time at all. Seems she saves the bad attitude for her mother:frown:.But hey as long as she's happy I don't care. I did however get a gallon of de matting product. I can't think of the name off hand but it works wonders. I'll get the name after and post in case anyone is interested.

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sounds like the coat needs a bit of nourishment. some people use oil and leave it in for a few days to better the coat not sure on which oil but something from chris christensen for example i think. or maybe just a human conditioning hair cure thingy that leave in for 10 or 15 mins would help her?

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http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B005IAZBPGIn case anyone is interested, this is the product that we use and it works wonders on really tough mats.

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Niles skin is thinner now that he is older. He is also tinning in his crest and his once lovely ear fringe, is sparse. ::(:

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My Archie had the longest ear fringe but it was breaking and falling out I had to shave almost all the crest off and all the tail and ear hair for his comfort. He always had food water or poo in his hair and he got his crest suck in things as he would rub something the wrong way.




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