Shedding

Dogs naturally lose old or damaged hair by shedding. Although shedding is a normal process for dogs, the amount and frequency of hair that is shed often depends upon their health and breed type.It can also depend on the season-many dogs develop thick coats in the winter that are then shed in the spring.
However there are certain symptoms to keep an eye out for that may indicate an underlying medical condition

Symptoms:

  • Skin irritation (redness, bumps, rashes, and/or scabs)
  • Bald spots
  • Severely thinning coat
  • Open sores
  • Excessive itching or face rubbing
  • Higher than average licking
  • Common Causes: 

    -Parasites (fleas, lice or mites)
    -Fungal or bacterial infections
    -Inhalant or food-related allergies
    -Kidney, liver, thyroid or adrenal disease (including Cushing’s)
    -Pregnancy or lactation
    -Certain medications
    -Self-induced trauma due to licking
    -Cancer
    -Immune disease
    -Sunburn
    -Contact with irritating or caustic substances

    Natural Remedies:

    Supplementing your dog’s diet with Omega 3 and 6. Marine Collagen has been proven to be beneficial for a healthy coat. The addition of fish in the diet of your dog can work wonders for their coat. Regular bathing / grooming is essential to rid your dog’s coat of dead hair.

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