German Shepherd Dog > Shaved Patch (6 replies)
by gsm44 on 20 July 2010 - 17:06
|My dog had a smallish cyst removed from her back nearly four weeks ago.|
The shaved patch is approx. 4.5" x 3.5".
How long will it take to grow back,all she has after nearly 4 weeks is stubble?
Could she be entered into a show or wait until it's grown back?
by oso on 21 July 2010 - 03:26
| I would say it will take another month, and yes you can show her, the judge will probably ask about what happened though.|
by Penny on 21 July 2010 - 07:24
|Why bothere to show her until she is at her best. Depends also where the cyst is, as to whether it spoils her overline on the move, then she will be at a disadvantage even though the judge may know what it is, as he is judging the dog on the day. Nelsons Graphites Cream rubbed in daily will loosne up the lop layer of skin, help with healing and allow the hair follicles to protrude through quicker. I use it for any little scrapes that the dogs have, with great results.on healing and hair growth. Mo.|
by lc4eva on 21 July 2010 - 08:45
|i had the same prob with my boy, its taken months to grow back, |
Mo, thanks for that info, worth remembering..
by grimster1970 on 21 July 2010 - 12:55
|It will take a while... the stubble that is actually cut hair has to shed out for new full length hair to come in. The stubble that is new hair will fill in... eventually. Remember GSD hair only grows to a certain length, stays awhile, dies and then a new hair comes in. My poor girl had a bald belly for a couple months after she was spayed at the end December. She is now back to her nice show coat... alas her show career is over.|
by gsm44 on 28 July 2010 - 21:00
|Bought the cream you suggested, have been using for the past couple of days.|
Thanks for the recommendation.
by dogshome9 on 28 July 2010 - 23:23
That is the reaon that I Never let any vet clip up my dog for a blood test. They alway ask though. Any vet that cannot find a leg vein on a GSD shouldn't be allowed to practice. JMHO
Yes the hair does take possibly a couple of months to re grow.