Canine Shedding: Causes and Management

Shedding is a natural process for most dogs. However, excessive hair loss might indicate a more serious issue.


The amount and frequency of shedding depend on a dog's health condition, breed, and environment. Hair loss can also be triggered by stress or health complications.


Dogs, particularly double-coated breeds, typically shed their undercoats during spring and fall.


Changes in a dog's environment or stressful situations can increase shedding. Suspect stress-induced shedding, consult with a veterinary behaviorist for solutions.


Skin disorders, parasite infestations, and certain diseases can lead to hair loss. If you notice skin irritations along with hair loss, contact your veterinarian.

Skin Issues

Allergies to certain foods, medications, cleaners, and grooming supplies can cause shedding in dogs.


If you suspect a health issue causing hair loss, consult your vet for appropriate treatment.


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