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Old 11-20-2012, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Please help, shedding BIG problem

Ok, I need help. My beautiful boy Brees sheds so much I have to sweep or vacuumn a couple of times a day. I've tried brushing but it doesn't seem to help. Is there a special brush? I love him, we all do but I am not exaggreating, there is hair everywhere. All he has to do is walk into a room and it's like the hair jumps out. lol He's got a nice shiny coat and I have been feeding him Science Diet New Balance. I'm about to switch to Blue Buffalo. I have two grandkids and they play on the floor all over the house and they have his hair all over them all the time. Thanks for any advice. Marie
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi from Louisiana! Love the name Brees. Where'd ya get him from? How old is he?
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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As a football fan, I appreciate the name!
Pictures are always appreciated, and may help you in this case... what color is he?
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A food switch will probably help. I find that the higher quality of food that I feed the less shedding I have to deal with.

I also use a curry comb (dog version is a zoom groom) a few times a week to get off loose hairs.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a 7 months old black boy. He has been on Science diet since birth simply because the vet and the breeder recommended that food. I actually just woke up and realized that we can not always rely on recommendations. We are their protectors and caregivers and we must make smart decisions of our own for them sometimes. I see now that Science is definitely overrated. His coat is not in great shape at all. His eyes were red too.
I just bought a bag of Blue a few days ago. I know it's not the best choice out there but many people say that there is no one great food for every dog. You have to find the best fit for your buddy.
Now a few days have gone by and his eyes aren't red in the corners any more. He must have had some food allergy going on.
We will have to work on that coat.

He did not like Science too much either. He eats Blue like it's his last meal ...lol
It did give him horrible gas the first day. No issues now....
We are still on the path to find that perfect food for the coat
Bathing him does beautiful things to his coat...
We decided to try some yoghurt, salmon and raw beef every now and than to get some real protein.
We are doing more mental and physical stimulation in hopes of that contributing to a better coat situation as well and in general
Just like when we lose hair. It can be stress or depression related so we need to make sure they are happy and that may help decrease shedding.
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See how he does with the food change, maybe add some fish oil to his diet. I'm betting the food is an issue.

If it doesn't improve a trip to the vet might be warranted. I know each dog is different but these guys aren't huskies or german shepherds and with their single coat you should not get that much blown out.

I love the rubber kong brush.
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How much and how often do you use fish oil? My youngest is just as shiney as can be and my fawn is dull and dry. Thought maybe some fish oil would help.
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Like people some shed more then others. I've got one dog who sheds a ton, good diet/supplement ect. I Agree with the others science diet isn't a great food. For the cost you can feed something much better quality. Try a fish oil as mentioned or vit e or both. Brushing a few times a week will help tremendously. I use a grooming stone any farm/horse store will carry them. Excellent at removing loose hair. Daily a microfiber cloth can do wonders. Also there are shampoos to aid in shedding. When drying go outside weather permitting and use a blow dryer. It'll really knock off any loose hairs.


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How much and how often do you use fish oil? My youngest is just as shiney as can be and my fawn is dull and dry. Thought maybe some fish oil would help.
Dosage really depends on the dog, the size of the dog, coat issue/allergy/diet and their GI tract. Also it's important to check first you do not have a underlying issue (your vet can rule this out). Some foods provide a good amount of fish oils, some don't. Start with 1500mg try it for thirty days.


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At age two-ish, it's high time for a full thyroid panel.

Blowing that much coat is a big sign of hypothyroidism.

Yes, your nutrition plan can be improved, and that will help, but I'd do that bloodwork as soon as you can. If nothing else, you'll rule it out and still have a baseline for future reference.

If you give fish oil, give Vit E as well--it's needed with the fish oil. Some supplements already have the E blended in. Just make sure to check with your vet for dosages--E is a lipid soluable vitamin and can actually be too much of a good thing, if overdosed.
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See how he does with the food change, maybe add some fish oil to his diet. I'm betting the food is an issue.

If it doesn't improve a trip to the vet might be warranted. I know each dog is different but these guys aren't huskies or german shepherds and with their single coat you should not get that much blown out.

I love the rubber kong brush.
Bold mine.

Slightly OT, but I've wondered about the Kong brush but hadn't heard anybody mention it in my travels of dogdom, so thanks!
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At age two-ish, it's high time for a full thyroid panel.

Blowing that much coat is a big sign of hypothyroidism.

Yes, your nutrition plan can be improved, and that will help, but I'd do that bloodwork as soon as you can. If nothing else, you'll rule it out and still have a baseline for future reference.

If you give fish oil, give Vit E as well--it's needed with the fish oil. Some supplements already have the E blended in. Just make sure to check with your vet for dosages--E is a lipid soluable vitamin and can actually be too much of a good thing, if overdosed.

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