Dog Shedding

Dog shedding afflicts dog owners in various ways. If your dog sheds too much, find the advice from other dog owners with similar issues and the tools, pictures, videos and related products to help with dog shedding.

Answers

June 26, 2010 | By Mary T. | 3

My car seats look like the floor of a barbershop. Can you recommend a dog that does not shed?

Mary T.
RogerSegelken

July 10, 2010

A: All dogs shed, no matter what kind of coat they have. Invest in a car vacuum, a lint roller, or a bus pass. Shedding hair is most pronounced in the spring and fall, especially among dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors and are exposed to seasonal … more ›

June 27, 2010 | By Mary T. | 1

Why does my husky still have a bald spot where she was shaved for a blood sample?

Mary T.
RogerSegelken

July 11, 2010

A: For certain breeds of dog, hair will grow back slowly. Ironically, breeds that need a furry coat the most (Siberian Husky dogs, Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, Keeshonds and Chow Chows) are especially prone to the so-called post-clipping alopecia. That… more ›

June 27, 2010 | By Mary T. | 1

Why is my Dachshund is losing hair on his ears?

Mary T.
RogerSegelken

July 11, 2010

A: If your dog is losing hair around his ears, your dog might be developing Acquired Pattern Alopecia. Canine pattern baldness (with gradual and usually symmetrical loss of hair on the ears — as well as the neck, chest, abdomen and thighs) is geneti… more ›

March 7, 2009 | By Esme | 12

....and do you think I could find one in a local shelter?

Esme
lorraine B.
candie9

March 7, 2009

A: Poodles, yorkies, and silky terriers i have both and i shed more than they do

March 6, 2009 | By Tiamolife | 10

I have a 8 month old mix breed. We adopted it. It was found in a garbage bag beaten. Loving, caring, awesome dog. They tell me she is Pit, German, Boxer, and Chow. It has a brendale coat. I feel she's just Pit & German. I just noticed that she … more ›

Sabrina L.
SabrinaLauson

March 6, 2009

A: We use the shed ender on our German Shepherd and it works very well. We also feed pink salmon and tuna for a healthy coat. Be sure to comb outside because hair will be flying everywhere.

October 21, 2008 | By Rascal30 | 5

Does anyone have any tips for excessive shedding of my American Pitbull dog? I have changed his food, used shedding shampoo and I brush him all the time (which he hates). I sweep everyday and can't keep up with the hair! Thanks!

Crttrs
crttrs

October 21, 2008

A: Great answer from the last responder. They mentioned everything I was goig to mention. Also, it can take up to 6 months for the system to totally rid the body of previous food substances. Also keep in mind if you change to a good food, you also shoul… more ›

July 21, 2008 | By Ajune05 | 3

i'm considering getting an American Eskimo Dog... I have been researchig the breed and they have the protective personality I've been looking for and they are just the right size(they are either toy, mini, or standard). My major concern about adding… more ›

Jessica H.
xoxojessika

July 21, 2008

A: Frequent brushing and vacuuming is KEY, in addition to a good quality diet. The better the diet, the less shedding. However, some breeds are just more prone to shedding than others, and unless you get a breed with hair versus "fur" (hair "grows" wh… more ›

July 26, 2008 | By Christina | 7

What methods for reducing shedding have you found that work best. Our lab has always been a big shedder and he sheds year round. Our beagle normally only sheds during the summer. This year both of their shedding has seemed to be increasing more an… more ›

Christina
Anonymous
anonymous

July 26, 2008

A: My daughter has a dog that sheds alot so I bouhgt the Furminator for them for Christmas. It's been a huge help with the shedding and the dog loves being brushed.

News

May 6, 2010 | By Mary T. | 20

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March 20, 2010 | By Mary T. | 27

Spring is in the air — and even if warm weather hasn't arrived in your neck of the woods — the equinox makes it official. So you'd better dust off the mop and don a pair of rubber gloves because spring cleaning is at hand! But for all you dog own… more ›

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Blogs

March 19, 2009 | By Denise T. | 15

Time to shed the winter coats, sweaters, gloves ...and fur! Fur is flying everywhere in my house! My daughter was vacuuming and as she emptied the canister she said, "Look mom, I found our forth dog"! I got to work today and noticed I had Buddy's f… more ›

September 22, 2008 | By Kim C. | 4

My Great Dane seems to shed soooo much more than I ever thought she would. For a dog with such a short coat, there are these little pieces of her hair EVERYWHERE. And it is constant. When she gets up and walks away, you can see the hair falling of… more ›

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