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Shedding to much!

Hello!!

My one year old boy sheds to much!! Their is dog hair everywhere!!! Omg I vacuum everyday and the fur is endless!!! Any advice? Vitamins? What can be done to reduce this! We brush every other day!!!

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Sounds like your boy is blowing his coat.. Any other problems in the past, diet change, etc. Are there bald patches (That would be a concern). What are you using as a routine brush?

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Welcome to the wonderful world of Golden Retrievers! I call them golden tumble weeds, can't keep up with it, but it's so worth it.
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When brushing, are you also using a rake? My girl is blowing her coat right now and it helps to use the rake to comb out the loose undercoat.
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I use a rake! Do i need to change his food? He is on pedigree...
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I would consider changing his food. If you prefer to get your dog's kibble at the grocery store please consider trying Iams, Purina One, or preferably Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover kibble. Pedigree is a low quality food and could be the culprit in the poor coat/shedding.

I'd also recommend a pin brush and to "back brush" in the reverse direction of hair growth after spritzing the coat with a squirt bottle with a tbsp of conditioner and water.


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Pedigree is not the best of dog foods. I'm not sure it's your issue, but if you can affort a better food, I would suggest changing to boys diet regardless of the hair loss. I bet you will see improvement.

Here is the dog food review for Pedigree...
Pedigree Dry Dog Food | Review and Rating

I've heard good things about this cheap (in price) supplement.
http://www.amazon.com/Solid-Gold-Seameal-Mineral-Supplement/dp/B0002YFBF8
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With my guy this happens about twice a year, spring & fall. It's just something I've learned to live with.

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