PetMeds® Tips on Reducing Your Dog’s Shedding
A client came in today and asked why her pet sheds so much. This common question can have many potential causes from the normal shedding cycles that dogs and cats go through, dietary imbalances, hormonal imbalances, as well as allergic and parasitic skin diseases. Only a proper veterinary exam and full workup can help sort all of these possibilities out.
For simple cases of excessive shedding, I will often recommend regular shampooing and conditioner application to facilitate the shedding process and encourage growth of healthy fur with shampoos like 1800PetMeds Oatmeal & Aloe Shampoo and Conditioner to be used as often as a few times weekly during times of excessive shedding. I also will often recommend nutritional supplements such as Shed Terminator. I also find that supplementing with fatty acids such as Super Pure Omega 3 or Be Well, in addition to digestive enzymes to enhance absorption of such nutrients with products like Naturvet Probiotics & Enzymes, also dramatically help many excessively shedding pets, as well as their frustrated owners who have to clean up all of that extra hair!