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Hair facts 🐩
Dogs and cats typically don’t experience hair loss with chemo like humans do. They may have some minor thinning and maybe lose their whiskers but will not typically go bald!
This is due to a really cool difference between human and dog hair growth and where they sit in a hair growth cycle.
Hair growth goes through a cycle of anagen (growing phase), catagen (transitional phase), telogen (resting phase), and Exogen (hair falls out).
Human hair typically is in anagen stage where it is constantly growing, this means the hair gets longer and, crucially, there are rapidly dividing cells in the hair follicle. These cells are targeted with chemotherapy and the loss of these dividing cells is what causes your hair to fall out.
Cats and dogs are different, however, as their hair is typically in telogen phase (resting phase). This is because once a hair reaches a certain length it stops growing and the cells stop dividing. There are no rapidly dividing cells in the hair follicle in a cat and dog so the follicle is not targeted by the chemotherapy. The hair doesn’t fall out! Any regrowing hair isn’t replaced during chemo however as when the hair first grows it does have the rapidly dividing cells and therefore is targeted. This is why the coat might thin during chemo as the hairs aren’t getting replaced.
There are some exceptions to this however such as POODLES. Poodles have the same type of hair as humans in that it constantly grows, and is in anagen phase. This is also why they constantly need haircuts too!
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Watching the sunset with my baby in my insanly comfy chair, sometimes happy is easy 💜🧡
Had to cancel their groomer appointments for now, but my boys are loving having me and my wife home all the time
Mi perro, el Taco ha andado raro desde hace unos días… ⠀
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Le guau con loquendo
daft dog, look at that silly face!
I crouched down & started rustling the leaves about with my hand… Flynn thinks the sound of rustle-y leaves is terribly exciting. He pounced & nearly landed on top of my head…
Flynn’s never going to be normal & he’s still weird about a lot of stuff - particularly about being touched etc *but* it makes me ridiculously happy that he now feels confident enough to play stupid games with me & to get close enough to nearly land on my head, without panicking himself (ha, or scaring me!).
Mayor Jeremy Jenkins.
Though he is unable to speak or do many of the other things a mayor is traditionally expected to, Mayor Jenkins has the highest approval rating of any Black Gully mayor ever. He is the direct descendant of Jethro Jenkins, the loyal guardian of the first settlers of Black Gully. Mayor Jenkins is aided in many of his duties by an assistant mayor (who usually has a much lower approval rating.) But when hands need shaking, Mayor Jenkins is the dog for the job