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    We've had Darby for almost 4 years now. He has always been very black and shiny. I noticed a few months ago that while his coat is still shiny and healthy looking, it's starting to turn brown! It's sort of like it's bleaching out. He's outside a fair amount but no longer than he has been for the last 3 summers so I'm not sure what is causing this. It's just really weird and I've never had a dog do this before. He's almost starting to look brindle.
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    It happened to both Wen and Heidi. It may be a sign of early Cushings...in Heidi's case her winter coat didn't shed out but stopped growing and eventually turned brown. Serious brushing required!
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    Wow! That is strange, Paula. Thanks for letting me know. I'll watch for other signs of Cushings.
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    With her I've noticed the heat intolerance and drinking symptoms especially. But at her age i haven't done anything to treat it. Not much point and the drugs are apparently hard on their little bodies.
    Paula, Heidi,& Buster
    & my s Maxe, Alex, Wendal, Jules & James, Patti and Ferkel

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