WPG - thin matted hair - age related?

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WPG - thin matted hair - age related?

Postby Crashola » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:39 pm

Greetings all. I have an eleven-year-old wirehaired pointing griffon. Her coat has always been fairly low maintenance with twice yearly stripping and occasional matting on her eartips. Within the past few months her hair seems to be less coarse and prone to matting, especially on and around her face. It’s getting to the point where she may have her first ever groomer’s visit. As she is my first wirehaired breed, my question is whether this is something to expect with old age? Or is there another issue to be concerned about.

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Re: WPG - thin matted hair - age related?

Postby orhunter » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:14 pm

Have never encountered it but I suppose anything is possible. Matting doesn't just suddenly happen. I would think some light brushing/combing every couple of days would prevent it. A groomer isn't going to do anything you can't do.
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