Add to GuideAsk a Question

Dog's Hair Isn't Growing Back

Category Advice
Some pet owners shave their pets either for health reasons or during hot weather. Fur growth following its removal may be unpredictable and slow. This is a guide about dog's hair isn't growing back.
Ad

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

By 0 found this helpful
April 2, 2009

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

Answers

April 5, 20090 found this helpful
Best Answer

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.

Ad

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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
April 7, 20091 found this helpful
Best Answer

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.

Ad

I live where it gets over a hundred degrees so I understand about the heat factor and shaving but you really shouldn't especially if you want to preserve the beauty of their coat. Instead if you have the space provide them with a kiddie pool to wade in and brush their coat daily to remove as much loose hair as possible, I always hosed mine down with cold water they didn't like the hosing very much but appreciated the cooling afterwards. Good luck, and please consult a vet or animal herbalist.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
March 24, 20130 found this helpful
Best Answer

Hello
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!

Ad


Hope it helps :)

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

By 0 found this helpful
March 21, 2018

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.

Answers

March 21, 20180 found this helpful
Best Answer

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.

Ad

I know some owners opt to shave their dog's during the summer months because of the shedding, but this is not necessary at all. These dogs normally require brushing twice a week and given a bath around 4 times a year. You can't bathe them too often because they have very sensitive skin and you'll dry up the oil in their skin by bathing them too often.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

By 0 found this helpful
August 31, 2016

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?

Answers

February 27, 20170 found this helpful

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

Ad

It generally takes about 3 months to grow back

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...
Related Content
Categories
Pets Dogs AdviceSeptember 25, 2016
Guides
More
🐛
Pest Control
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2018 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by ThriftyFun.

Generated 2018/05/13 05:21:11 in 1 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!