Reducing Your Dog's Shedding

June 18, 2010

A dog's brush next to a pile of dog hair.To minimize my Welsh Corgi's shedding problem, I cook up chicken livers once a week and give her a couple pieces mixed in with her dog food. The liver makes her coat soft and shiny and she hardly sheds at all. It's a miracle!


By jewerlydiva from Rittman, OH

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June 2, 2006

If you have dog fur problems, buy sticky rollers and roll it on the dog. It does not hurt them, and it cuts down on vaccuming up fur. . .

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July 14, 2015

My short haired dog likes being "petted" with a lint roller. Since she likes to sleep in the middle of my bed, I wear less of her hair.

dog curled up on bed

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December 30, 2004

I have a Jack Russell Terrier that really sheds, and all I know to do is suck it up with my vaccuum daily, and it's still full by morning. Keeping a sweater on her helps, but won't be good for the summer. If you know of any good solutions please let me know.

Sandy in Kansas


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December 30, 20040 found this helpful

My pug sheds so badly that during her shedding seasons it's like a parting of the seas on my floor. We started using Linatone (about $18 at pet stores for a big bottle), and it helps dramatically (it's a vitamin and fatty oil mixture, and the dog begs for it).


We put about 2T on her food at dinner. The other thing that helps is when we bathe her, we mix a little conditioner into the shampoo.

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December 30, 20040 found this helpful

Linatone works great but it is pricey. Wal-Mart carries something equivalent to this and it is under $4.00 for an 8 oz. bottle. I have used it for years when I was a dog owner. It's advertised as a coat and skin supplement for dogs. It's found in the pet department -- dog section. It has been well over a year since I purchased it.

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By Vicki (Guest Post)
December 30, 20040 found this helpful

What is the name of the one from Wall-Mart? I am getting ready to start my dogs on something & I was going to buy EFA's but they're so expensive & I have 3 dogs. Thanks.

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December 30, 20040 found this helpful

It sounds like you should take the dog to the Vet.


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By Billie (Guest Post)
December 30, 20040 found this helpful

My pug was shedding profusely........I started giving her a teaspoon of ground flax seed daily.....the results are amazing! I just put it in the bowl and she laps it up.

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By Katie (Guest Post)
December 31, 20040 found this helpful

Hi! I have a Jack also and she has a broken coat (a mix between short and wire hair) and sheds really bad so I just run some hair clippers over her and then give her a bath. I hope this helps. Katie

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January 4, 2012

Dog running up a snowy road.What can I give my dog so he won't shed so much? Is there a supplement, mineral, herbs, or anything that will help? Thanks for your help.

By Judy from Dunbar, PA


January 16, 20120 found this helpful

Daily brushing will help at least some, no matter why he sheds so much. Supplementing his diet will only help if the excessive shedding is due to a nutritional deficiency. Otherwise, it's pointless. Honestly, I'd suggest giving your vet a call.


Either the vet or one of the techs will almost certainly be happy to answer your question over the phone - this isn't the sort of thing that should require a visit, although they'll probably ask you questions to rule out the necessity.

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February 20, 2007

How do I stop dog shedding?

Rachel from Des Moines, IA


February 20, 20070 found this helpful

you can't stop a dog from shedding. All you can do is clean up the hair. Some dogs don't shed, if yours does, theres no way to "stop" it.

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February 21, 20070 found this helpful

it is normal for dogs to shed different seasons, daily brushing will help

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By Patsy (Guest Post)
February 22, 20070 found this helpful

I had the same problem with my dog. I got
Shed Solution that was sold at the Big R. It is
recommended by veterinarians. My dog gets it
every day and hardly any hair loss any more.

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March 7, 20070 found this helpful

A dog has to shed or the hair becomes too heavy and they can get skin infections. Daily brushing is a must for cats and dogs.


The only other thing you can do is get a dog that doesn't shed, such as a poodle.

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March 20, 20070 found this helpful

Many breeds of dogs naturally shed and there isn't any way to stop it. Dogs have to shed the old hair to grow new hair, just like people.
You can, however, control it to a point by daily brushing. I have three dogs and two of them shed horribly. I could 'build' a new dog from the hair the other dogs leave behind!!
I brush my dogs and pull out the vacuum cleaner and suck up all the clumps.

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November 6, 2014

Dr. Watson is 5, he's been shedding for about 2 years. I brush and brush and always get tons of hair, it never stops. He eats turkey necks, chicken gizzards, and I put a small amount of coconut oil on his Science Diet dog food. I feed him twice a day, about 3/4 cup at a time. He is a little over weight, but at least I know what he is eating. The vet said these dogs shed normally, I'm not buying this.

By Rita


November 21, 20140 found this helpful

What breed is he?

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April 16, 2008

We have a very lovable Feist, but what we don't love is she sheds! We have doggy hair on everything! I have to vacuum the furniture everyday at least once a day. Does anyone out there have a solution to our baby's shedding problem?

Christy from Fulton, MS


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April 22, 20080 found this helpful

Get one of those shedding brushes from the pet store, the ones that clean the shedding fur out, I think it's called the Furminator, or something along those lines. I had a Siamese with a double coat that would be everywhere, we got her a wire brush (no bristles at the end) got out a TON of hair. Good luck!

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January 13, 20090 found this helpful

ITA with the other post, get a FURminator! I FURminate Mysteria on a old throw blankie & when I'm done I use the FURminator on the old blankie. It not only gets the hair, but those little blankie rats/knots what ever one calls them. Sly

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May 18, 2010

"Tis the season to be shedding." My dog has a very thick coat, very short hair. I can't get a brush nor a comb through to the skin.

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