I am amazed how the fore-head recovers every time
However, in some areas the Sebaceous glands are lost – forever.
Manuel’s coat is growing again (according to his “normal-before-SA” schedule).
Difference between wool and hair
Some wool seems to be lost forever. However the “hair”, the top layer of the coat has always come back.
As a result of some wool being lost forever:
- His face is slimmer in shape now as the “side-burns” are gone and the hair on his fore-head is shorter. This makes his ears look bigger (even though Manuel has smaller ears than many other Japanese Akitas).
- It almost looks like he is shedding, even though it is the opposite – as when the new undercoat grows it will show as the area next to it has not undercoat. We must remember to protect those areas when the winter hits hard, as those area have no real “padding” – only guard hairs.
- The pattern is the same as when the SA-attack struck him hard in June (but well hidden).
Here you first will find pictures from June and then from now. The recovery shows the best on the head and face.