Some Sebaceous glands are lost forever

2013, Nov, 28 | MANUEL - SA & more | 0 comments

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.


June 2013

Autumn 2013

Charlotte Steneloo

Charlotte Steneloo

Akita owner from Sweden working for openness regarding health issues. One of the founders of Akita-Unleashed. I consider "experience" to be good, that is - if you have opened your mind for change and actually have learnt something, otherwise claiming you are "experienced" means nothing to me... I dare you.

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