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Old April 2nd, 2009, 03:00 PM
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I think it's important to get down to why a dog is shedding abnormally/excessively, asides from the usual coat blowing seasons.

An animal's coat protects it from the elements: rain, cold, and yes, even heat. I've seen too many dogs with sunburns after being shaved in the summer :sad:.

We pay particular attention to our dogs' diets, feeding quality food and occasionally salmon oil supplements (they do eat raw fatty fish so supplements aren't really a necessity for us). In addition to regular brushing, we manage to keep shedding to a minimum.

Just wanted to add, although I swear by the furminator for our thick undercoated dogs, it doesn't work very well on the longer haired dogs we've fostered.
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