Not blowing her coat
(VA in the USA)
Greetings! We adopted our Great Pyrenees fifteen months ago. We live in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, where it can be quite hot and sticky. Last year, in May, Olive blew her coat over a period of two weeks and looked like a different dog (practically bald!). This year, she hasn't yet blown her coat, and it's almost the end of June. This has us a bit worried. We have her on Apoquel--a fairly new allergy medicine that works at the skin level and that has been wonderful for her. We stopped the medicine a few days ago to see if it could be preventing her from blowing her coat. Does the time period for coat blowing vary? Does it depend on the weather patterns? It doesn't seem to me that the weather here has been cooler than last year, so I don't really understand. My husband faithfully brushes her, using various tools including a rake. Is this unusual? Is it a cause for concern?