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    Default Sudden increase in shedding

    Hey guys so all the sudden about a week ago duchess started shedding alot more than normal. She is raw fed, she also gets salmon oil(just ran out) acv, nothing has changed in her food or environment and about a week ago I noticed a big increase in shedding. If I'm petting her I'll actually take hair off with every swipe. I'm clueless. Any ideas to stop the shedding?

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    Default Re: Sudden increase in shedding

    It's that time of the year again. They blow their coats two times a year. In the spring and in the fall. We have 5 in the house and I vacuumed the other day and picked up enough hair to make two extra bullies. I need to vacuum today again. We use the Zoom Groom and it works pretty well. I need to take them all out again today for a brushing.
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    Default Re: Sudden increase in shedding

    I have noticed that as well! I vacuum every couple days!

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    Default Re: Sudden increase in shedding

    I see you live in the Chicago area. It's cold there right now. It may be a little early to start the spring shed. How old is she? if she's pup at around to 9 - 12 months old it could be that. Also, you are out of salmon oil and that may be the culprit.
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    Default Re: Sudden increase in shedding

    Excess shedding can be caused by a wide array of things. Stress levels, seasonal allergy, temperature, etc. Unless it's a chronic thing or it comes with rashes and sores, it's not too much of a worry. Observe for a week and see if it continues. You're already using salmon oil supplements, so it's good. You can also add omega-3 fortified eggs to his diet to boost his omega-3 intake.

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    Default Re: Sudden increase in shedding

    Thanks guys, I didn't think much of it & initially figured she was losing her coat but yes I am In Chicago so it's still a. It chilly. A new bottle of salmon oil is on the way.

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    Default Re: Sudden increase in shedding

    Same here, the iRobot has been working overtime lol

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    Default Re: Sudden increase in shedding

    Shedding still isn't too bad yet ... but I'm dreading the warm-up!!!

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