how can i stop shedding too much???? do you have any ideas??
i am a purbred pug, im 8 3/4yrs. about 45 pounds. and i kno that thats to much so when i get brushed, peted, bathed, and play with i sheds millions of hairs! do you have any suggestions, products, tips, or suremitys you can give me???
thanks a lot.
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Unfortunately shedding is a part of life for a dog, especially short-coats during the summer. Brush every day to remove loose fur. You can take some tablets to help with shedding but not sure how effective they are. You can find these products at pet stores.
45 LBS~ OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!! PUGS ARE ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE 20 AT THE MOST!!!!! YOU CAN GET A DE-SHEDDING TOOL AT MOST ANY PET SUPPLY STORE.
This is the time of year shedding really kicks in, but dogs like pugs can really shed a LOT of fur.
My best tip is to brush or comb him every day a part of your regular routine. For example, in the morning before he eats, run a flea comb through his fur and you'll be able to catch a lot of the hair that is loose or just sitting on the surface ready to fall off. You can dispose of it easier than following him around with a vaccuum everywhere and after a few days, the hair that is coming off him should be a bit more under control. There will still be shedding, but you shoudl see an improvement. The key is to do this every day.
Now, his weight might have something to do with this. When a dog's system is out of whack, they can shed more. Being 20 or 25 lbs overweight for a dog is catastrophic. It's the equivalent of a human being about 400 lbs. Put him on a diet and you might see less shedding, but he'll certainly be happier and live longer! Good luck!
Jack answered on 6/8/09. Helpful? / 1
There is a tool called The Furminator. It's made to cut shedding out 90%. Works VERY well. You should look into it. Good luck!
Sassy answered on 6/11/09. Helpful? / 0
What type of food is your dog eating? Many store brands are made with a lot of corn fillers (not to mention low quality meats) that do not provide much nutrition. Try a premium dog food like Evo or Canidae (they might cost more, but your dog will need less). When I switched my puppies from Nutro Max to Canidae, their shedding went down dramatically (plus they pooped less because more of their food was being absorbed). Check out this website created by a dog nutritionist it has a lot of good info www.dogaware.com.
Also, feeding a supplement like fish oil or salmon oil may help if the shedding is due to dryness. But also his weight may be a factor, as an above post mentioned.