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excessive shedding

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Stella

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Barked: Fri Apr 3, '09 7:16am PST 
everything i've read says aussies don't shed much. however Stella is shedding like crazy. next to her bed in the morning is an amount of fur that i could probably build some sort of robo aussie. my male, Miller doesn't shed much, and because of that, i'm somewhat concerned. any ideas, suggestions?
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Desoto

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Barked: Fri Apr 3, '09 8:52am PST 
I think alot of bred write ups down play how much aussies do shed. They easily match my collie and border collie in shedding. They also 'blow' their coat twice a year (un-spayed females 3 times a year) typically in the spring and fall. When you will find far more fur than usual. A good brushing, warm bath and blow dry by a groomer should cut down on the amount of tumbleweeds in the home.

It may also be a dietary or health issue, poor quality food or allergies. There are lots of natural supplements that can help improve coat quality.
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Stella

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Barked: Fri Apr 3, '09 11:03am PST 
thank you very much. i didn't know about the "blow" thing. interesting. i'll probably still start work on that "robo aussie". i mean think about it, the best dog ever mixed with latest technology, i would more than likely rule the world. thanks again.
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Desoto

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Barked: Fri Apr 3, '09 12:49pm PST 
big laugh Your welcomelaugh out loud
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Cody- Alexander

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Barked: Fri Jun 12, '09 8:56pm PST 
its fact that normaly the femals shed more than male aussies because they shed the 2 times at normal rate and they shed while in heat and while haveing a litter of puppies so i guess its normal for your femal to shed more cody is male therefore he doesnt shed as bad
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Sequoyah

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Barked: Sun Feb 21, '10 7:21am PST 
I know this is an old post, but I wanted to add that if your dog is losing coat excessively, you may want to have a full thyroid panel done. Hypothyroidism is more common in Aussies than most people think, and can cause hair loss.
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