Stress Signs - Shedding

light brown patch of dog hair with small sections of lighter hair about to fall out
Max's Flank With Patch of Loose Hair
Some dogs, and Max is a prime example, will shed when they are nervous. Most often this will show up as a pile of hair left where the dog was or hair almost flying off a dog. But as the photo of Max's flank shows, this can also result in loose hair similar to what you would see during shedding. For Max, this is the result of having several stressful days, in this case our legal fireworks season. Like other stress signals, this type of shedding or losing hair is a signal to us that the dog is stressed and intervention on our part is likely necessary.

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