Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
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Lisa, MeMe's hair only looks different to people who have seen her everyweekend for the last four months!!
Trust me she still looks good. How fast does her hair grow back on its own?
The info you provided on flaxseed and the repro for females is interesting, I have never heard of that before. Without any scientific background/etc, I don't think putting your female on a product for a short period of time would adversly affect her. The study says exposure during development, which I dont think MeMe is in that stage anymore.
If you want to go the all natural route and avoid the 'might be bad' supplements you can always give her eggs, olive oil, fish skin (mine like rainbow trout dehydrated skins - yes it smells). The omega's will fatten her up and help her coat and you know what is in them! I give our poochies DermCaps Liquid - it has safflower oil, fish oil, Borage Seed Oil, vitamin E. The vet gave it too us to help with skin and coat.
Just be patient with her and baby her coat all you can here on out. Don't worry it will grow back. You may want to get a bunch of satin and start covering all the dog beds in it. Condition her hair a lot, and maybe refrain from blowdrying her hair too often. Heather referred me to a Vellus product called satin creme which I use to band up Tito's hair on his face and moustache. I also band his neck and shoulders to help keep the hair from breaking. The product helps prevent breakage and is used for wrapping coats.
For shows you could also try a voluminizing shampoo to beef up the areas that are bothering you. Keep me updated!!