excessive shedding in labrador

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Dec 17th, 2009 15:29
Canada
janetjns
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I have a 4 yr old lab that we got last summer from a kennel-she is a wonderful dog and has adapted to life as a pet beautifully--her problem is excessive shedding. We live in Ontario and it is COLD outside so I thought she would have basically stopped but I can brush/ferminator her all day long and it keeps on coming--5 minutes after combing her --her back looks like a pincushion and I can pull handfuls of undercoat out. She is fed Fromms white fish and potatoe and I have started on a zinc supplement I heard helps. I spoke to the breeder and she says all her labs are shedding like crazy also--any ideas as to what is going on? I thought maybe thyroid but she isnt overweight and cold doesnt bother her and the shedding isnt more from her tail area...........
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Dec 17th, 2009 21:07
Pennsylvania
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Labs do shed a lot. The shedding will probably be heavier seasonally (fall and spring) but most labs shed a good bit year round. You can get skin and coat supplements for their food that may help a little but frequent grooming is best. Yellow labs tend to shed more than black or chocolate...
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