With shedding season just around the corner, a boost in your pet's nutrition could help tremendously in minimizing excessive hair bombs in your house! Nutrition is a key component of a healthy coat and every bit as important as grooming. Try adding (or replacing a small amount of food with) Evanger's Grain-Free Wild Salmon to your pet's diet. This powerful mixer is rich in protein and Omega fatty acids, helping to nourish the skin and strengthen the hair shaft.
It is important to keep up a regular grooming routine. Many moisturizing shampoos designed for sensitive skin are available through your veterinarian or at specialty pet supply stores that can help manage excessive shedding. Specially designed brushes can also help harvest your pet’s loose undercoat before it ends up all over the floor or couch. However, be sure to use your de-shedding tool in your yard or at the park, and collect the hair for proper disposal.
If at any point you notice your pet shedding more than normal, it could be a sign of a more serious condition. Bald patches and significant hair loss could be related to allergies, bacterial infections, stress or hormonal imbalances, and should be investigated by a veterinarian immediately. However, most often shedding is normal and can be minimized with a premium, high quality diet and consistent grooming.