0

Why is my dog shedding?

asked 2017-06-22 23:57:26 -0600

Why is my dog shedding?

edit edit tags flag offensive close merge delete

Comments

Many breeds shed naturally. Excessive shedding happens when they are stressed, nervous, anxious, or it's the change of season. Furminator is a wonderful product that if used every month can decrease shedding if it is bothersome.

Aubrey H.'s profile image Aubrey H.  ( 2017-06-24 15:51:24 -0600 ) edit

2 Answers

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted
0
answered 2017-07-03 17:09:06 -0600

Dogs naturally lose old or damaged hair by shedding. Although shedding is a normal process for dogs, the amount and frequency of hair that is shed often depends upon their health and breed type. It can also depend on the season-many dogs develop thick coats in the winter that are then shed in the spring.

edit flag offensive delete link more
0
answered 2017-06-23 22:25:45 -0600
Wow that is a great question because of the amount of hair loss can be what type of animal we get

First I will keep it simple without getting into a lot of detail.

1) Long hair Short hair Which sheds more? a. Nope I bet you said Long It is really short haired 2) It can also depend on the breed

3) There are environmental conditions to consider a. The animal may be in a nervous state b. It can be a form of dermatitis, insect bite, flea or allergy. 4) Don't forget about 1 of the most contagious reasons (SARCOPTIC MANGE) Canine Scabies 5) The simplest reason the time of the year.

You have the dogs that have a double layer of hair and they will shed the 2nd tighter softer hair twice a year and the courser longer hair once a year. And they can even have a "Blow Coat" that's when it comes off all at once in chunks.

But no matter the reason they all shed. The most important thing is When WHY are they shedding. Remember our children can not verbalize what is going on with them. If you see a strange pattern of shedding or abnormal amount of shedding outside what is the norm. for your baby, Take a moment look for bugs, puss, sores, blood. Shedding can be the sign of a much worse problem

I hope I kept it simple enough. I just want to give you clues you can use at any time to watch for signs of an unhealthy period coming in the life of your pet as well as if you are sitting for a customer's pet you can inform the owner of what you see and save them a ton of money by catching something early

Respectfully, HMC Bigdogpr aka Aronson USNR, RVT

edit flag offensive delete link more

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account. This space is reserved only for answers. If you would like to engage in a discussion, please instead post a comment under the question or an answer that you would like to discuss

Add Answer