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Dog Parents are often plagued by the loose hair of their dogs that stick to sofas, beds, carpets, clothes and the likes of it. Vacuum cleaning the space is surely one way to rid the fallen dog hair but it isn’t a problem solver and would require you to clean regularly. The more recent the shedding, the more easy it would be to remove the fur. You cannot curtail this natural phenomenon but definitely too much shedding can be reduced with the adoption of certain measures.
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Hair Shedding is a cyclical process in dogs, whereby the animal will lose the old coat or redundant fur. There are some breeds that have a heavy undercoat therefore shed frequently, basically the thick double coat layering helps keep the dogs hailing from colder regions warm and comfortable. German Shepherd, Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Chow Chow, Labrador Retriever & Siberian Husky are some breeds that may be regarded as heavy shedders and constant shedding may well be a normal occurrence for these dogs. Some amount of natural hair shedding will take place in any canine variety, but the real problem arises when the below mentioned conditions give rise to extreme hair loss, consequently requiring immediate treatment.
Only a doctor will be able to diagnose whether the shedding is normal/natural or caused due to a disorder of structure or function/disease. The vet will prescribe medications to treat the problem at hand. Skin allergies can be cured with the application of topical medicines. In case of sensitivity to a type of food, it is best to change the diet plan and avoid the substance responsible for allergic reaction.
With regard to curing fungal infections antifungal shampoos and drugs are available. Some bacterial infections may require the use of antibiotics.
Talking about lack of essential nutrients in the diet, a high quality pet food can be procured that has the necessary ingredients and eliminates the use of extra supplements.
There are simple ways you can practice at home to ensure the pet dog has a healthy coat & skin. Maintaining the health of coat is the first step towards curbing excessive shedding and keeping your home hair free.
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