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Old February 18th, 2009, 12:30 PM
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Hi everyone: our dog is a spaniel and I think basset hound mix (a very good guy). he sheds a lot! is there anything we can do for this besides a lot of brushing? any suggestions appreciated.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 12:48 PM
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You might try one of the "furminators". you can get them at most pet stores.
I find they get the underfur.....but they all shed!
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Old February 18th, 2009, 12:50 PM
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Hi Roland,

Food plays a very big part in this. What are you feeding your dog? There are many very food savvy people on this site that may be able to help you and your dog.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 12:53 PM
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Yep definently look into other food. What are you feeding??

You might also want to add vitamin E or fish oil capsules to their food.
I would steer clear of Cod Liver Oil. Too much can damage the liver
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Old February 18th, 2009, 08:15 PM
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Hi Roland,

Food plays a very big part in this. What are you feeding your dog? There are many very food savvy people on this site that may be able to help you and your dog.
We're feeding him mainly Hills Restricted Diet which seems very good for him, plus some tuna. no oils. his stool is good.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 12:31 PM
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I would suggest that you research dog food, unfortunately Hills products contain alot of grains and fillers. I would also suggest that you look for a good quality omega 3 supplement, ie fish oil. The process of manufacturing kibble creates an imbalance of omega 3 fatty acids to omega 6 fatty acids which can lead to skin & coat problems, including excessive shedding.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 03:26 PM
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Along with the furminator deshedding brush you can also try the deshedding shampoo and conditioners usually available at certain vets.
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