Coat - Eating his own coat.

by Joanna Henry
(Chattanooga, TN)

Hey,
We have a wonderful 1 year old GP, but here lately he has started to eat his own fur when it sheds. I have not one clue as to why???? Can anyone help? He isn’t hungry and he exercises all the time, and gets plenty of love. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Feb 18, 2019
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Coat
by: Donna

Perhaps his tummy is upset and it's a kind of fibre for him? Is he trying to eat grass?

If you feed raw, he'll get that from the different kinds of meats, though.

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Ours does this, too......
by: Anonymous

And so we are very careful to pick up the clumps of his hair that may land on the floor. He also has a Kleenex fetish. We think that the hair eating may be something tied genetically to the breed's inborn need to not leave a possible meal untouched. When we comb him we have to be vigilant and quick to pick it up before he can snatch it! In the spring he eats grass and during the summer he eats grasshoppers. It all seems strange to us but what do we know, anyway? Ours is on a high-end kibble diet with fresh water always available. His bowels move like clockwork and his appetite is good. So, if you can keep the hair off the floor, and do feed your dog good food.....well, he's probably fine! Just like ours is.

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