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Old 05-29-2011, 06:55 PM
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Excessive Shedding

Has anyone else noticed that their goldens are shedding excessively this year? Izzy went to the groomer that week and a huge amount came out of her. The groomer had to stop using the furminator. I just brushed her again and so much seems to be coming out.

This is Izzy's first summer of shedding and since it has been 25 years since I had a golden, I don't remember if this is normal. The groomer seemed to be a bit concerned.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:06 PM
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Daisy seems to be, but she just had surgery so I figure it's a double whammy kind of thing. I don't know how she has any hair left at all
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2 of my dogs are shedding like crazy. My oldest is holding his own so far but that can change soon.

Bathe and blow dry frequently to remove as much as possible is the best advice I can offer you,
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Daisy seems to be, but she just had surgery so I figure it's a double whammy kind of thing. I don't know how she has any hair left at all
Funny you should mention surgery--Barkley's acupuncture vet told me a dog will shed excessively or blow his/her coat after a major stressor, including sedation/surgery and vaccinations. She suggested omega 3 fish oils, which we were already taking for their other benefits.

Toby isn't shedding excessively...yet... He's due for his 3 year rabies vaccine in early June, so I'll let you know if he starts shedding more.
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Daisy's fishing again, does that count for fish oil?
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Don't know why Jaro isn't bald he has shed so much. Dog fur everywhere and I brush him every other day, too. He has tons more coat than my last golden, though, so I am just saying it is normal for this time of year.
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Daisy's fishing again, does that count for fish oil?
I assume she's eating her haul? Tell her salmon is preferable--maybe y'all should move to Alaska?
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Congratulations: You have a Golden. Yes, they shed. THAT much.
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I didn't realize they used the furminator on her. I don't like that thing...
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I remember from other threads that there were behavioral issues, but I don't remember if you ever had a full thyroid panel done. I assume you did, but when a dog has an anxiety issue and a coat issue, that's the first thing I think of.
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