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When does a puppy get it's adult coat?

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by lucyandsandy, Apr 27, 2011.


  1. lucyandsandy

    lucyandsandy PetForums VIP

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    As in the title and how do get a nice glossy healthy coat? My Cav is only 4 months her fur is a bit dry and so her skin, what can I do to improve this? She eats wainwrights puppy food and eukanuba kibble. I also groom her everyday, is there anymore I can be doing?
     
  2. SixStar

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    It depends very much on the breed as to when their adult coat comes in, some breeds take upto 5 years or more to mature coatwise. I don't have any experience with Cavailers but I'd take a guess theirs would be coming in around 6 months old and be fairly full at 1 or 2 years.

    You could try adding some salmon oil to her food to help her skin dryness, and ditching the Eukanuba, it's not a particually good brand and contains lots of cereals which will dry the skin.
     
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    Ok thank you, she only has the eukanuba as a mixer but I will change if it's not very good. I will try the salmon oil thank you!
     
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    Add some veg too, mine have -carrots, broccolli & peas, and any other veg goung spare, and he likes fruit to, and has a super glossy coat!
     
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