My Dog Is Shedding – What Should I Do?

Losing fur is a reality in the life of a dog. Usually this shedding is a natural reaction to the changing of seasons, but sometimes it can be a side effect of a more serious problem. Here are some of the top reasons why a dog sheds, and some tips on what you can do to address the issue.

8. Hormonal Changes

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A dog with a hormonal change or imbalance can experience alopecia or dermatosis, which causes shedding. Other symptoms include brittle fur, itching, inflammation, and incontinence. If this occurs, consult with a veterinarian. The vet may suggest you get your dog spayed or neutered, and may also prescribe special shampoo or topical medications to clear up the problem.

7. Seasonal Coat

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When the seasons change, especially from winter to summer, a dog sheds its winter coat. This is a perfectly normal response to warmer weather. Make sure to keep your dog brushed and well-groomed.

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