Question for dog owner expert

Discussion in 'Non-Offensive' started by Ironhead, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. VENOMOUS1 RACING

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    Yep, it can be attributed to diet, my wife is an RVT and they have prescription food by Science Diet or Eukanuba to reduce and control shedding.:)
     
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    I have a short haired dog that shed like no tomorrow. The special brush as previously mentioned helps clear out the undercoat but what made even as much a difference was diet.

    It was recommended by several vets however they all said to convert the dog slowly. Many have negative reaction at first. Mine didn't...he can eat anything, anytime in whatever quantity :p Anyways, it surprisingly made a difference with my dog. We have all hard surfaces in the house so its easy to see how long before dust (hair) bunnies start roaming. Previously it was at most 3 days now we don't get them before cleaning day rolls around.

    Food is Avoderm. Petsmart is currently carrying it.
     
  3. JTS VENOM PERFORMANCE

    JTS VENOM PERFORMANCE Active Member Preferred Vendor

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    yessir, we have allways hed eskimo spitz, and you know they are very long haired and shed like crazy, but diet is most important.

    even eggs and such help a ton:)
     
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    Yea it starts to look like the wild west with those hay balls rolling around if we don't vacuum house like 2x's a week!:D
     
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    I have had LOTS of Beagles and never noticed any of mine shedding.
     
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    We were using an oil for our dogs that you put in their food. Shed X I think. Took about 3 weeks and worked great. Size chart on bottle, think it was about a tablespoon
     
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    Kinda in the dogs genes, Can't really stop it. My dane sheds bad 2 times a year, I'm sure I dont have to explain what seasons
     
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    Change his diet, its gotta be the food, consult a vetenarian....did i spell that right
     
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    Nair?????:dontknow: :marchmellow: :dontknow: :marchmellow: :rock:
     
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    figures coming from someone who lives in dallas:D
     
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    The Furminator is IT... reduced the shedding by 80% around here:rock: :rock:
     
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    120lb English mastiff.... Furminator (ebay it, way cheaper) & Solid Gold for food.
     
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    It can be the shampoo if your washing them to much. every time you wash your dog you wash away the oil in there coats which helps keep them from shedding and dry skin,It can also just be the food. It Is not giving him the nutrients he needs and the rest just turns to fat:marchmellow: nutromax is a good all natural food, you should see changes to his coat real quick if it is the food. Also you can add an egg or two into his dry food and better yet is omega 3 fish oil works wonders.
     
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    best i could do on such short notice :marchmellow: :marchmellow: :marchmellow: :D
     
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    What risky ingredients should I avoid when buying dry dog food?