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Can I do something about my dogs shedding?

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Can I do something about my dogs shedding?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Some forms of shedding are common, when days are shortening or lengthening a dog will shed their coat more substantially but there are things you can do to minimize the process and ensure a healthy coat

- Fish oil 750 mg EPA & DHA daily which can be a human formulation from the vitamin store or a pet formula as well. This can take 2-4 weeks to have full effect
- A high quality organic diet with no by-products. Foods like Ole Roy, Purina tend to have a high concentration of by-products versus an organic diet that has human grade ingredients. If you do change foods please do so slowly so he doesn't get loose stools from a diet change
- Using a brush that "desheds" him on a regular basis will help reduce the shedding

If there is no change after a 2-4 week period then making sure there is not a metabolic cause of his shedding such as a low thyroid function

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Dinkie. How is everything going?
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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