Desiree is brindle with quite a bit of white hairs mixed in. When we adopted her 3 months ago, the shelter said she was about a year and a half old and our vet concurred with that. That would make her 2 around this coming January.
Well....we had her at the beach about 10 days ago. I had her microchipped 4 days ago. Just in the past few days, something really strange is going on with her hair!
Her hair is coming out by the handfull! I can literally pinch across her back and get a handfull of hair. But most of it is the white hair...and underneath the hair that's coming out is jut plain old brown and black brindle with no hint of white. Brushing doesn't even seem to get the loose hair...I almost have to pull it out by hand.
I'm thinking I may call my vet about this, but it's not like there's anything wrong with the hair underneath....it's almost like she's just losing all of her white hairs all of a sudden!
I couldn't figure out how to post pictures inside of a message, but I've uploaded some photos that I just took to shuttefly and created a shared photo page. It's really tough to get good pictures of this phenomenon, but the best photos I got were outside. In the photos you can see a spot on her back where I've pulled the hair out this morning and how it looks darker than the rest of her back (due to the lack of white hairs). Her white hairs really glisten in the sun and the darker patch doesn't.
http://share.shutterfly.com/action/shar ... &sm=1&sl=0
She seems really healthy, so I'm not too worried at this point. She's her usual wonderful self. Has anyone else had this happen? Is it normal or could it be related to some irritation, like the sand at the beach or the microchipping? I haven't changed her diet at all (she's on Pro Plan lamb and rice) and nothing else has changed.
I know I don't post much anymore, but since we all love our bullies, I wanted to get some input on this from anyone else who may have experienced this.