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Q: Why is my lab shedding so much?

March 17, 2009 | By Bryce96 | 9 answers | Expired: 1997 days ago

My lab is shedding much hair right now. So much it is beginning to worry me. She can lay on the carpet for five minutes, get up and there is a large amount of hair collected in that one spot. What could be the cause of this? It just does not appear to be the normal lose of a winter coat.

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Meganthegroomer
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Mar 21, 2009

he sheds alot because it's normal, go to a groomer and get a de-shed treatment or shave him, yes they look great shaved, like the hair on the bottom of their legs.

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Crystal
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Mar 20, 2009

My lab has been shedding like crazy since Feb. We were having to vaccum every day it seemed like and the shedding is still going strong. It hasn't mattered if we brush him everyday it still keeps coming. Although we bathed him recently and that has helped get quite a bit of hair off.

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Nick & Ashlee K.
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Mar 19, 2009

my black lab is shedding like crazy too...it is getting warmer outside and my lab has a lot of fur from winter so maybe thats it :]

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Ash31373
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Mar 18, 2009

It may have to do with what he eats. Maybe you should change the diet.

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Angel S.
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Mar 18, 2009

It seems like pretty normal spring shedding to me. I watched a beagle once that shed like that year round and it was normal for him. just get used to vacuuming and invest in a lint brush!!

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Tina R.
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Mar 18, 2009

I know shedding has a lot to do with (as crazy as this sounds) but the length of light during the day. Now that the days are getting longer an animals body knows that also means more heat and less hair needed. This applies for most mammals.

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Jamie W.
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Mar 18, 2009

you sure your lab don't have dry skin? If it starts to look flaky and bald call your vet see what u can give your lab mine get 2-3 times a year when she does we get fish oil pills for her if thats what the vet say to give her you can buy the kind at the dollar store instead of the exspensive kind

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Linda C.
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Mar 17, 2009

Spring is the season for shedding, so it may be normal "blowing" of the winter coat, but if you are seeing bald spots, or it seems uneven and "unthrifty" looking, I would take your dog to the vet to rule out any medical problems that could be causing it.

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Ethel02
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Mar 17, 2009

I am a greyhound person, never much shedding, but about 3 yrs ago I went to walk around the SPCA and found death row, and a 8+yr old Black Lab, the hair was falling out of her all my girls go to the Vet as soon as I get them for a check, my Vet has Labs & when he stopped laughing at me & my Annie he told they they molt & couple times a year, worse than normal shedding, but it kept getting worse just like yours where she laid a pile of Black fur was left, Vet did blood work for thyroid she had a problem, she's on solixine and will be for the rest of her life, its not an expensive med and it takes a while to kick in but her whole look has changed, people ask me her breeder, and she acts like a Lab now full of love of another day, but looks are only a small part of it, thyroid is health, she gets a blood check every 6 mo. & thats it, I've had her 3 yrs now.

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