Join Date: Mar 2019
Dogs Name: Bane
Dogs Age: 6 months
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How much shedding is normal?
I'm curious to know what a normal amount of shedding for Dobermans is. I naively thought because they had short coats, they wouldn't shed as much. Our Bostie has a similar coat and hardly loses hair at all.
I understand it's summer and they shed their winter coats, but I'm amazed by how much hair this guy seems to be losing. His hair coats the window sill and floor by his crate almost on a daily basis. It's enough to look like somebody shaved their head and left the mess behind. We bought a fine tooth comb and comb him out every couple of days and we bathe him about once a month, but it just doesn't seem to be getting better. I would've thought he would have shed most of his winter coat/puppy fuzz by now.
Is this normal? He's about 10 months old. Curious if there's something we can tweak in his diet (He's on Purina ProPlan Salmon/Rice for sensitive stomach) or if we need to resign ourselves to vacuuming multiple times a day.
Also, I noticed his coat seems to be oily or have some type of residue. Every time I pet him, my hands feel dirty afterwards. We can bathe him and he's nice for a day or so and then the residue seems to come right back. It makes it hard to enjoy petting him.
We'll be taking him in to the vet, here, soon for his Bordetella vaccine so we can board him in a few months. I had planned on asking about this then, but if anyone has suggestions, they will be gladly received.