I know there are pills, shampoo etc... out there that I can try, but do they really work? And if so, does anyone has any suggestion to which one I should buy?
Can anyone tell me how to stop the shedding? Or is it possible to stop it?
Also when I bathe them, after the shower, and I dry them with a towel, they get hyper and start itching on the covers, is it because of the shedding? I do pass the really thin cumb to take away some of the hairs, but that don't really help much.
So you saying to feed them fish, and add some olive oil to their food? That sounds like a good idea. But doesn't fish has oil, is that good enough? or should I add the olive oil?
The food I give them are three kinds, well actually two kind and another kind. It's Science diet, lamb meal & rice receipe, and original, same brand, the other kind is Authority "Harvest Baked" These are the only kind one of my dogs can tolorate.
Science Diet is a lower quality food. It may be not necessarily the cause of the shedding. They could certainly be blowing coat, but it won't be helping to minimize shedding.
I meant an oil supplement daily, like salmon oil, flax oil, olive oil. I drizzle a small amount of olive oil on my cocker's kibble because it is simple for me, Other's here use a flax or fish supplement.
It's Maiya she has a sensitive stomauch. We started feeding her with this when we first got her and she did good ever sense.
I tried giving her other types of food, but it don't seam to work. Maiya might be going to her new home soon. I still have some of the food left over.
I have to try and mix something else with the Science Diet, because she just can't take it. The other food has to be added just maybe half cup and her regular food 1 cup or more other wise she'll have a huge reaction. Dieherrea all over the place and she can't stop. I hate to do that to her again. I can't stand that either, to much to clean up, lol.
I have to take it easy with her. Now my other one Macy, she can take anything, so I'm going to buy whever ever you guys suggested here.
You know, I never thought to read what's in the food. I need to change that Science Diet food ASAP. But I still have to buy at least one bag until Maiya gets use to another food, which probably going to take her well over 1 months or 2, I hope not.
Any suggestion to what types of food I can start off with?
What about the "Authority" Harvest Baked" is this a good source of food? I sure hope so, cause Maiya already gotten use to, but I don't only give her that I mix three types of food and she does pretty good.
Sue, thanks for your suggestion. I got it, the best one to feed them is the "Flint River Ranch Lamb/Millet/Rice". I'll be buying this brand next time I buy dog food, which will be in the next couple of days.
Thank you so much, this chart was a big help to me.
One thing that hasn't been addressed is that it is July and like it or not, most dogs are supposed to shed right now. You can correct some of the things that cause extra shedding like hot, dry air in the house, harsh soaps, and dry skin. For the normal shedding (that isn't going to stop no matter what you do short of shaving the dog) frequent brushing at least will control where all the hair goes instead of having it all over the house.
One thing through, my cocker spaniel don't like like the one in the link. she's a hound mix, so she doesn't have that much hair at all, but her ears have hair and they are curly, she looks cute and I wouldn't want to have one with so much hair, I would go nuts. Imagine the groomer would be making allot of money out of me, trying to keep her hair cut at all times.
I would suggest an investment in an undercoat rake. This works really well when they are blowing their coats. I have huskies and everyone knows how much they can shed. Well the undercoat rake works wonders when they are blowing their coats. Word to the wise: make sure you are doing the brushing outside as it will take a lot of the undercoat off and you will have hair all over!
Hello....Dogs shed. People shed(wait til you're over 40) the more hair a dogs has the more they shed. Even the non shedding dogs shed. The only way to have a dog and not have shedding issues is to get a hairless dog. Get a really nice vacuum..... My Dobes are smooth coated and even they shed, but it not real noticeable....
suebgone, I just got my new doggie food this week and I'm feeding them now with the Flint River Ranch food, the Rice, lamb meal and it's doing good for Maiya. I got the lamb, rice meal because it says that it's for dogs with sensitive tummy like Maiya's tummy and it's working like a miracle.
Thanks for introducing me to this new diet dog food. I will be ordering this type of food for good now.
Icyhound, lol you should say that crappy shampoo from petsmart, because that's exactly what I shampoo them with. The name is "Perfect Coast" is what I use now, but what I use to use as well is the shampoo and craem rinse is "Gentle puppy Shampoo" and the cream rinse is from the same brand. Are these bad? Can you sugges a shampoo that I can use? Thanks! I didn't know that we couldn't use human shampoo, I herd it was bad for the dogs, I have no idea where I herd this either.