WPG - thin matted hair - age related?

Diseases, proactive care, geriatric issues, etc.

Moderator: Moderator Pack

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.

User avatar
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:41 pm
Location: Boise, Idaho

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.
SARCASM, one of the many free services I offer
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
Posts: 4855
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2002 12:29 am
Location: nw oregon

Return to Healthcare

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests