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#1 Amy

 

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        Posted 11 November 2006 - 11:30 AM

I would greatly appreciate some advice on the huge shedding issue I am having with my six month old male black lab. Is this normal? Is it temporary for this time of year? I had a black lab before, and he NEVER shed like this one. It's driving me crazy. Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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        Posted 11 November 2006 - 11:55 AM

Yes Amy this is normal. If you live in an area where there are climant changes, now is the time when you will notice it more. Some labs will also shead more that others. It is recomended that you comb a labs coat one per week, twice a week when shedding. They do have shedding combs on the market you can also look into.
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        Posted 11 November 2006 - 03:00 PM

Ahhhh yes the joys of Shedding. Dog hair EVERYWHERE!
I was advised not to keep grooming Tessa when she was shedding and to avoid bathing her too.
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        Posted 13 November 2006 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE (Amy @ Nov 11 2006, 04:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would greatly appreciate some advice on the huge shedding issue I am having with my six month old male black lab. Is this normal? Is it temporary for this time of year? I had a black lab before, and he NEVER shed like this one. It's driving me crazy. Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Amy

Yes shedding is normal. Labs have what they call a "blow out" especially with the change of seasons. Just keep the vacuum handy. Right now I sweep 2 x a day and vacuum every day.
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        Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:56 AM

Guinness is shedding fur considerably as we head into the Australian summer. It's been like this for several weeks and is everywhere. We're restricting him from some rooms to make the cleaning easier. Brushing and bathing seems to help a little, we just figure it is nature at work.

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        Posted 14 November 2006 - 06:20 PM

It is normal. Dogs shed it happens sometimes they will shed more becuase their diet is not matched correctly with their body. But you have a 6 month old pup and winter is coming if it is not already there for you. A pups coat will start to change from puppy coat to adult coat at about 4 months and will not normaly be done changing untill about 8 months old. Pluss the change in temp will affect it as well.
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        Posted 15 November 2006 - 03:31 AM

Now that Autumn has decided that yes it should be cold at this time of year (Ahhh the great British weather eh Ian?!!) I've noticed Tessa has thicker fur on her tummy and she's begining to resemble a seal pup with all the fur around her neck.. I'm already dreading next Summer. We had so much hair around the house, I was considering getting the attachment from the vax and just hoovering the dog.
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