Posted : 6/14/2006 7:10:22 PM
In general, I don't feel that cutting the hair "too short" can prevent it from growing back. It may cause a change in texture when repeatedly "shaved", but I don't feel that clipping it to short one time would cause such a drastic change.
My feelings would be that there is an underlying problem that is now surfacing and it's being noticed *because* the hair was clipped short and not re-growing at a proper rate.
Patchy/sparse hair growth or loss can be caused by thyroid issues. It you dog(s) hair is not regrowing properly, then I would immediately think that it is something systemic (within the body's system) that is causing the problem. As we know, hair growth is closely related to overall health, and any imbalance can cause a myrad of symptoms. Hair growth, a dull or lackluster coat, change in hair texture, dry/oily skin, etc. can be signs of thyroid problems.
I would consider getting the T3 & T4 levels checked.
Good luck and keep us posted!
PS: Welcome to the board! What a cutie pie you have