My golden is about 10 months old and is losing his puppy coat but I just can't take how much he is shedding. Is there anything i can do to decrease the amount of hair he is shedding. He is also very itchy. Everytime I scratch his spine area and his chest he can't help but scratch. Any suggestions?
yeah, Golden's shed. A LOT. Get a furminator on amazon.com (much cheaper than at petco/petsmart). Brush as often as you can and bathe regularly, the shedding is not going to stop anytime soon I hate to tell ya!
I'd take him to the vets to rule out parasites like mange, and flea allergy dermatitis. He shouldn't be itchy if he's just shedding. Has he been rolling and lying in wet grass? That could be a problem for him.
I had another golden (RIP Grizzly Bear) and he had skin allergies. It was his brother from a previous litter, so it could be a cause. Maybe I should use some allergy shampoo just in case. I know it isnt fleas or mange- he is on frontline. I brush him atleast three times a week. What is the furmonator?
I agree that you should have the dog checked by a Vet. Shedding shouldn't cause itching, as far as I know. The furminator is an amazing shedding tool. I've tried them all, but none come close to doing the job that The furminator does.
I use a rake on my guys & it works GREAT! It also works on small matting especially after they've been swimming a lot. You can buy a rake for under $10 at any pet product store. I also carry one in the vehicle for those times when the guys are swimming. While they're wet, I run the rake through them to prevent any matting. It works & It's cheap!
https://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...iver_thumb.jpg God, please take good care of my best friend, Oliver, who crossed The Bridge on Nov 3/08 at a young age of 3. Please help him find his golden sister, Becky, (April/06 - age 14) and help him find lots of tennis balls, stuffed toys, socks & shoes to carry around. He loves to go for walks through the bush carrying logs and swimming, please. We'll miss you, Sweet Ollie - forever in our memories.
I posted last week that I finally bought a furminator and was "welcomed to the club" lol. Anyway bought the medium for $29.99 on amazon. Hali is 70 lbs. and a little oversize for a female and the medium works just fine. Have tried all types of brushes, rakes and curry combs and this is a "WONDER" tool.