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Honestly at 8 months there isn't much you can do most likely. This is the time they generally tend to blow their first coat. A good shampoo like Tropiclean or Earthbath will really help as they condition the coat really well.
Try not to get in the habit of using a Furminator as that tends to strip the coat a bit but it is truly second to none in removing undercoat.I just use a medal comb, slicker brush and a rubber curry brush for my Golden. Blow drying will help get more loose coat out as well.
But honestly, when your dog is blowing a coat, it releases A LOT of hair and all you can really do is what you are doing, brush a few times a day and weather the storm so to speak.
This is of course based on that you are feeding a premium food with the correct level of Omega 6 and 3's (4-1 or 5-1 ratio of 6's to 3's. This allows for a correct skin and coat. In lower quality food you generally lack enough Omega 3's. Dry skin will promote excessive shedding.
Last edited by Maggie'sVoice; 03-19-2019 at 10:08 AM.