SK: Tail hair breakage...

Ken Rosser hepzibah666 at
Tue Jun 8 18:04:56 PDT 2010

Cooper sheds from the tail as well, but it's starting to come back in. Moriarty sheds from about the waist down, making him look like he's wearing pink pants when it's thin. Gherkin doesn't shed in any obvious way, like the other two. I think what you're seeing is natural.

--- On Tue, 6/8/10, cathygag at <cathygag at> wrote:

> From: cathygag at <cathygag at>
> Subject: SK: Tail hair breakage...
> To: skunks at
> Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 6:10 PM
>  Skunkers is having some issues with tail hair
> breaking...  The back of his little tail is pretty
> thinned out and the skin is visible through the sparse hair
> that is there.  The rest of his coat is beautiful and
> shiny and thick and soft.  But the back of his tail is
> thinning and seems to be very
> brittle...   Any ideas on causes or solutions
> to his problem?   
> Just a little background- He is a yearling neutered male,
> weighing about 9 pounds.  He eats a well balanced diet
> including carrots, peas, green peppers, zucchini, squash,
> yams, broccoli slaw, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries,
> watermelon, apples, oranges, nectarines, and a few pieces of
> royal canin's skin and coat formula for small dogs.  He
> also gets the occassional nilla wafer, crackers, popcorn, or
> a frozen chick as a treat...   He also gets a
> organic feline vitamins and organic vitamin D-3 and organic
> FishOil/E supplements about 2-3 times a week.
> Any suggestions or ideas or similar experiences would be
> appreciated.  Thanks, Catharine and Skunkers.
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