Winter – a challenge

Winter – a challenge

Manuel has a very thick coat - belly down From his neck to tail the SA has resulted in  many spots without any under-coat. How to protect parts of him When he is active, 90% of his body is no problem. He is by default very warm. When he was full coated he never wanted...

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Does SA itch?

Does SA itch?

What about itching and scratching? SA as such does not seem to itch but many of the issues caused by SA i.e. secondary issues such as: dry skin (due to SA or just due to shedding) bacteria infection after licking on the dry skin Shedding/dropping coat - in a normal...

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The Atopica experiment

The Atopica experiment

Bad SA-period + NO Atopica = ? What if we stop giving Atopica for 8 days right in the middle of a bad period? We just had to do it due to stomach problems but this is somethinge I have wanted to do for a long time... Having doubts I haven't been really sure whether...

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The hidden truth

The hidden truth

A lot hidden underneath. "But his coat looks just fine!" That is what we here when we tell people about Manuel's condition and of course we are happy for the coat he has managed to keep. But there is a lot hidden underneath. Medication I can say that we have decided...

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SA-report autumn 2013

SA-report autumn 2013

And here we go again Since last report we have managed the autumn attacks. As expected this relapse was starting in connection to when the "normal autumn shedding" was to start.  Mid August, just a few days after our summer-report here on AU -  the hair started...

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SA-report summer 2013

SA-report summer 2013

a Tought summer Manuel had  of attacks through out May and almost all of June (when he normally is shedding heavily). The coat just came out, and it came hair by hair - all the time, all over the place (not in chunks like normally). During that period he started to...

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Break out over – for now…

Break out over – for now…

Wired-haired Akita Now Manuel is a wired-/short-haired Akita with some minimum of under coat actually growing out.  His belly looks like a puppy-belly since one can see the spotted skin but the coat is growing also there. The best way of noticing the difference is to...

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