Dog Shedding Problem

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OJrunner75

In Dogs

My roommate has a lab and his dog sheds all over the place.  Its constant, and I am sick of eating breakfast/dinner and finding hair in my food.  Its everywhere!  Does anyone have any tips on how to reduce the amount of hair that this dog sheds?  Would taking him to groomer or daily brushing help.  Any trade secrets would be much appreciated.

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Snoopy84

In Dogs

Reply To: OJrunner75

I think both of those would help.  I would also ask a groomer about shaving the dog's hair.  Not sure if thats something you can do with a lab, but it might be worth asking.  Good luck!

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brwneyedgirl

In Dogs

Reply To: OJrunner75


All dogs are going to shed but you may want to look into a food allergy if the dog is losing that much hair; labs are know for having food allergies.  If your dog is allergic there is Rx diet food that helps a lot!  My dog was losing all her hair, tried everything I could think of.  Took her to the vet and it was diagnosed. It's just a thought ... might be worth a shot to check out.  =)

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Igzamera

In Dogs

Reply To: OJrunner75

You could get the Lab shaved down and it would help alot with the shedding, or ask your groomer about a shedless treatment. You could also try bathing the dog in a FURminator shampoo and conditioner solution. Just be sure to rinse very well otherwise the dog could develop bald spots. If you use the Furminator tool, be very careful with it and don't brush the dog more then once a week. Also, make sure you don't go over the same place more then 3 or 4 times. Another great tool to use is a Zoom Groom, it's rubber so you can brush as much as you want, as often as you want and it won't brush burn the dog. Many like it but some do think of it as a chew toy. 

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jmmac888

In Dogs

Reply To: OJrunner75

try to use supplements for skin and coat... need to brush the hair atleast every other day to stimulate and massage the skins blood flow.. normally all our dogs sheds hair atleast twice a year but if you observe that its all year round try to consult your vet...

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