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Shedding....does it ever stop?

Miro sheds a ton!!! I could have weaved loads of carpets and sweaters if I had saved all the hair the past 11 weeks (since we adopted him). ;-)

I actually want to make sure this is okay and not a secondary effect him being sick some way. A friend came over the other day and after seeing my floor asked if Miro was "okay". I told her GS's shed a lot.

It has gotten better but it's still very noticeable. Is this normal?

Thanks for your help. :-)

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Yes they shed all the time. Seasonal shedding times varie per dog but those times it is worse. You need to use a slicker brush everyday, sometimes twice a day.

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They shed...a lot. It gets better, it gets worse. We brush 10 min everyday. We also noticed a difference when we put them on better food.

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gsd's shed once a year but it last 365 days
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I think nutrition has alot to do with how much dogs and GSD's shed. My three are fed raw and I very seldom have fur come out on my hand when I pet them. Other dogs I am around, I could run my hand down their back and have a handful of fur on the rump.
Of course they do shed spring and fall, but diet plays a big role in coat condition-or if you switch the diet, can throw a dog into a coat blow.
Omega oil supplements with vitamin E daily help the skin and coat as well. Raw eggs are full of omegas and extras!

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wow, it's gotten better. you have a miracle dog.

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Miro sheds a ton!!! I could have weaved loads of carpets and sweaters if I had saved all the hair the past 11 weeks (since we adopted him). ;-)

I actually want to make sure this is okay and not a secondary effect him being sick some way. A friend came over the other day and after seeing my floor asked if Miro was "okay". I told her GS's shed a lot.

>>>It has gotten better but it's still very noticeable. Is this normal?<<<

Thanks for your help. :-)

Maria
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I think nutrition has alot to do with how much dogs and GSD's shed. My three are fed raw and I very seldom have fur come out on my hand when I pet them. Other dogs I am around, I could run my hand down their back and have a handful of fur on the rump.
Of course they do shed spring and fall, but diet plays a big role in coat condition-or if you switch the diet, can throw a dog into a coat blow.
Omega oil supplements with vitamin E daily help the skin and coat as well. Raw eggs are full of omegas and extras!
I agree with the nutrition thing. Frag is 9 months old now, and we got him in November. He started out on purina, then shortly after we switched to RAW for a few months. We then went on to feed solid gold, then natural balance, and we're getting ready to switch him again. He gets fish oil everyday and eggs a couple times a week. He doesn't shed at all. I slicker brush him once a week, but very few hairs end up in the brush, so it's pretty pointless. He can lay all over the bed, furniture, us, etc and doesn't get any hair anywhere, so it's pretty nice.

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We have a white GSD and he does not shed much. There has been 2 times his shedding got heavy (he is only 1 year and 4 mos) once last summer and just last week. I went and got one of those bamboo care furbusters, the large size. When he was shedding heavy I brushed him for about an hour straight. I thought it would never stop coming off. Must have filled half a trash bag. It really does a good job of taking off the shedding fur, makes him very happy, reduces the shedding in the house to nearly nothing and you don't have to do it very often.
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