Well I'm not sure if it's possible for coat blowing to start at 7.5 months or if the last few days of post-neuter cone wearing and less grooming are taking a toll, but Archer's coat seems to be matting like crazy all of a sudden! I keep finding more and more mats! I am able to comb them out but I am getting quite the impressive clumps of hair coming out... And if I don't get them right away they start growing in size. There is only so much he will tolerate what with his neuter incision and cone and general lack of exercise due to restricted activities... but I'm slowly attacking these mats as I find them. It is becoming a strange obsession...