My Dog Is Shedding – What Should I Do?The Animal Rescue Site
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
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 CoatWhen 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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