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The feathering will indeed grow back in time.
It isn't normal to cut the feathering for that kind of surgery. They usually take any hair off and around the area of the incision, however some vets/nurses can go wild with the clippers.
my vet is the same....they know me really well and know that we show our dogs but when harry had to have his cysts removed urgently ealier this year as the vet wasn't happy with one of them, they went mad...I was absolutely horrified when i went to collect him, they had shaved huge areas on his flank, rear and tail insted of keeping it small and neat and they had also chopped a huge amount of feathering from his paw, when I said about it they just told me that the paw had to be done as the plaster to hold the cannula in wouldn't stick!! It does grow back but it has taken MONTHS for Harry's coat to grow back and even the feathering has taken quite a while.
When Legolas had a bone fragment removed from his shoulder they shaved almost a quarter of his body ( for hygiene reasons I was told), including his front leg down to his toes, removing all his wild feathering, he looked pretty strange for a few months but now it doesn't look at all any different to his right side, there was the stubble phase for a while & his skin needed a lot of moisturiser and sudocrem as he had bad razor burn and a few nicks in his skin but like I said now you wouldn't think anything had happened at all, so your boys hair will grow back, it'll just take time :)
I love the look Michelle. Legolas is not impressed. :-)
Hi Rhonda, no he doesn't look to happy here does he...I called it his Chinese Crested phase :)
Nice, poor Chinese Crested impersonator.
Oh he sure knows how to work those big brown eyes and make me feel like its all my fault alright Finn :)