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My 4 year old Samoyed was shaved last summer. While the rest of his fur has grown back as normal, a large patch on his back hasn't grown back. He doesn't have any problems with it. He doesn't itch it, nor is it sore. I think this can be a common problem with this breed. Does anyone have any tips of what to give him to help it grow back? We have been recommended Efavet and having researched this it seems that the main ingredients are evening primrose oil and fish oil. I am thinking that if I give him these it may be helpful. What are you thoughts?
By Diane from Manchester, England
It took a long time for my Pit's hair to grow back after being shaved for surgery too. She looked like a poor refugee from a lab or something but it did grow back. It took a few months but it's all back now.
Good diet and exercise are essential to help that along. If it still seems much too slow; you may want to think about getting the dog's thyroid checked.
I have owned several samoyeds and you are not supposed to shave them because their skin sunburns very easily and their hair doesn't quite ever seem the same after shaving. That being said have your vet do a thyroid check as dh8 suggested, the other treatments with evening primrose oil would also be beneficial. The fact that only one patch is not regrowing is a little strange, it could be a sign of a problem. Samoyeds are a hair dog rather than a fur dog which is partly what makes them not react well to shaving.
I have recently taken on a samoyed whose coat had been shaved, tried her on all sorts and finally I have been adding salmon oil to her food the last 6 weeks and all of her hair even her back has fully grown back. It has worked wonders!
After a full year my American Eskimo's hair still has not grown back on the bottom of his tail. It was trimmed to a length of about 4"; my groomer said for cleanliness. Please I need advise.
Normally you never give an American Eskimo or Husky a hair cut. You should only brush the hair on the dog to get off the undercoat that sheds during the summer months. Your dog might never grow the hair back on the tail or where your groomer cuts it off. I'd really consider changing your groomer if this is the case for your dog. I'm so sorry to hear this and it shouldn't of happened.
The hair may not grow back because there are two layers, and the groomer should not have cut it.
There could be something else going on with your dog for his fur to not be growing back, and sometimes, it could take a bit longer for it to grow, possibly up to 16 months.
Your dog just happens to be one of the double-coated dogs that should not be trimmed unless it gets very matted and becomes dangerous to their health.
Here is a site that has a list of all double coated breeds:
I know it's not good to shave a Samoyed, but we had to because of his hot spots. I want to know how long does it take for his hair to grow back?
If you are concerned about hi hair growing back, you can add fish oil supplements to his diet: "Brushing from the skin up helps remove the dead hair and stimulates new skin cell production, promoting hair growth. Talk to your vet about adding omega-3 and omega-6 supplements to your dog's diet. They reduce skin inflammation and help your dog grow a shiny, healthy coat." pets.thenest.com/dogs-coat-grow-9157.htm
It generally takes about 3 months to grow back