How Much is your Pet Shedding?

December 18, 2012

Shedding is a natural process for many animals. But when is the amount and frequency of your pets shedding too much? The quantity and regularity of your pets shedding depends on their breed type, the season of the year and their health. To reduce your pets amount of shedding there are a few things that you can do. Keeping your dogs indoors in winter will prevent them from growing  a thick coat that they would naturally get in the winter to keep them warm. By keeping your dogs indoors in the winter, they will not grow that thick coat, hence, less shedding. Another way to reduce the amount of shedding on your pets is to brush them regularly to get rid of any old hair that is already shed, but not collected on your couches and carpets yet.

Shedding for you furry friends is not always a positive thing. For some animals shedding is a result of stress, poor nutrition or health problems. Your veterinarian will help you with determining if there is a shedding problem with your pet. Proper nutrition will, in most cases, help to reduce the amount of shedding, but make sure you know if your pets have an allergy or sensitivity to certain foods. You and your pet should go visit your vet when an original skin problem continues for more than a week.

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