Blowing coat and shedding

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on October 4, 2002 at 01:52:42:

In reply to: Re: 'blowing coat' o/t posted by Karin on October 3, 2002 at 20:54:34:

: I have to say that 'blowing a coat' does NOT mean that an animal is
: in a stressful environment or malnourished.

I think we have two phenomena here, perhaps three ... and they all DO
effect henna.

Yes, there are periodic sheds or moults. I suspect that's what we see
when we have fast demise around a menstrual cycle, and perhaps some
other phenomena around miscarriage, pregnancy and childbirth.

Blowing coat ... that's my word I picked up at Dog and Cat shows ..
and it's a coat dump that's not part of a seasonal adjustment .. and
it does come with stress. I tend to blow coat during finals and when
traveling (no sleep, dodgy nutrition)

Then .... From a chat I had with a cosmetologist, she said we grow
skin cells faster in warm weather and slower in the winter, like tree
rings. I don't think I can remember a truely great stain in deep
winter, and all my best ones are in the summer months. Maybe my skin
regeneration is not happening in the winter?

Kiss your rabbits for me!


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