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Q: do all labs shed? how do you stop the shedding on a lab?

July 11, 2008 | By Shaunaruby81 | 4 answers | Expired: 2195 days ago

my lab sheds so much, everywhere he goes there is a hair trail!

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jul 11, 2008

I had a friend who said it helped when they used conditioners and moisterizers on their lab's coat. Some feed their dogs oils that supposedly help the coat. Flax seed is good for humans. I don't know about dogs.

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Percysmom
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Jul 11, 2008

Flaxseed is great for pets too! Look up the product review for Barleans Flax Oil for pets for more information. I don't know that it helped overly much for shedding with my dog but it is very healthy. I think regular brushing is the best thing. Try getting one of those "FURminator" combs. They're quite expensive, but they do a great job.

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Jessica H.
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Jul 11, 2008

Labs are NOTORIOUS shedders, probably moreso than most breeds I've encountered!! Keep in mind, some shedding is a good thing, however excess shedding may be an indicator of a poor diet.

My first recommendation is feeding him the highest quality diet you can afford. You can also supplement with fish oil pills, flaxseed oil, I've even heard a tablespoon of vegetable oil ON OCCASION can help out too (I don't recommend this one, while it helped my pup, it can quickly lead to obesity if fed too often). There are also products you can buy for healthy skin and coat.

Frequent or daily brushing is also key in helping to reduce shedding, so try to brush him a couple times a week at the very least.

Good luck!

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