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The natural hair loss process of many animals and the means to cope with it.

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Captive Vine Snake not shedding correctly

(NOTE: This question is asked on behalf of a friend, who has a captive Vine Snake (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahaetulla_prasina), so "go see a vet" is not going to help here). A week ago ...
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Why does my cat shed so much?

My cat, Odin, sheds a lot. He mostly sheds when he is nervous, aggressive, or play fighting with my other cat, Bose. Is this a problem? I don't really know what's going on with him. He also seems to ...
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I really want a guinea pig, but I think I am allergic to rabbits

I always wanted a Guinea Pig as a pet. One time I cared for a friend's rabbit while she was vacationing. I had a mild allergic reaction to it. So would I be allergic to Guinea Pig? From what I found ...
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How long should I wait until I help my crested gecko shed?

I am a new crested gecko owner and this is his first shed with me. It seems like all of his shed is off other than on his toes, but it’s only been about 30 minutes since he shed the rest. I know how ...
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My leopard gecko is bleeding under his skin!

Recently, I have gotten a leopard gecko. He/she is now about three or four months old. I feed him meal worms and I am hoping to offer crickets for more variety. Recently, I was holding him in attempts ...
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What happened to my leopard gecko? Is aspen bedding good for him?

I can't believe this just happened to my 1-year-old gecko... he dropped half of his tail. About more than a week ago, my brother accidentally stepped on his tail, I wasn't sure if he had been ...
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My leopard gecko won’t shed his dead skin off! [duplicate]

My leopard gecko, Charlie, is 6 months old. This is his second shed since I got him! And it took him over 24 hours. He won’t even try to get the shed off of him! He has it on his head, and his entire ...
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Gecko trouble shedding, helped to remove skin but dead ends look like toenails [duplicate]

My Leopard Gecko has had some trouble shedding and I’ve read all about the warm soaks and removing the skin from the toes. I’ve done all this but there are still bits on the end that look like ...
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Can dogs shed back to their original coats?

We have a schnoodle and his coat changed from black to silver by his first birthday, just like other pups I’ve read in some previous threads. Now he’s aged to 14 years now and he’s starting to spot ...
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My leopard gecko won't shed

My leopard gecko has only shed once and I got him on May 19th, 2018. Sometimes he goes pale but nothing happens, he always has wet moss, I give him baths. He seems healthy, there's nothing wrong with ...
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Golden retriever: will fur grow back after infection?

My Golden Retriever is 1.5 yrs old. He lost his fur in the back and tail recently, and vet suggested it might be bacterial infection. For a week we gave anti-bacterial medication and looks like the ...
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Do non neutered cats shed more hair?

I recently had a discussion with a pet owner and he claimed that non neutered male cats shed more hair due to anxiety. Is it true? I have been feeding him high quality food but within a few days his ...
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Is it normal for a husky to shed large patches of fur in the summer?

The pictures I have are too large to upload but there are large patches of fur shedding to the point where there is just thin short hair left. Brought her to the vet today and they said there was ...
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Should I pull the dead skin off my gecko's eyeless sockets?

I have an 18 year old leopard gecko. Due to improper care in the past years, he has lost both of his eyes. I have not had any issue removing the dead skin from his eyes until recently, and I just can'...
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Tip of leopard gecko's tail fell off, what do I do?

I just adopted a leopard gecko about a week ago, and she had some stuck shed. I gave her a moist hide box to see if it would help, this morning I soaked her in water and the shed started to peel off. ...
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How do I reduce my dog's excessive shedding?

I have a three and a half year old mutt, who sheds excessive amounts of hair. My clothing and floors are covered with puffs of her hair, and I vacuum and use lint rollers daily. I have tried fish ...
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My Cat seems to be extremely itchy all the time

My cat seems to be extremely itchy all the time, even after we've applied her flea meds. She does get fleas if we don't apply the meds every 3 to 4 weeks, but even when we have she seems to be ...
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How frequently do cats lose their whiskers?

Does anyone know how frequently cats lose their whiskers? Is it natural shedding, like their hair, or is it much less frequent? I ask because I have two cats and am randomly find a whisker here and ...
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My cat is shedding so much! What to do?

My cat sheds so much, so I can't even pet her! Then there's cat hair everywhere! Can I do a homemade cleaner, or something like that?
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What is the difference between shedding and molting in Rabbits?

I have heard that rabbits molt and shed, what is the difference? Is there any special care required in either case?
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What can I do about my cat shedding too much fur on my clothing?

I have a long haired white cat that sheds (much more than my black short-haired cat). Every time you hug him, you end up covered with fur. It seems natural for him though; he doesn't get bald and all ...
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Is there any way to reduce a cat's shedding?

My long-haired cat sheds a lot, so I was wondering if there was any way to reduce how much he sheds. I brush him almost daily, and that seems to help keep the shed hair from getting everywhere, but is ...
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What causes a dog or a cat to shed?

My Long haired cat sheds a lot. It's insane how much fur he loses, and yet there always seems to be more of it. It doesn't seem like it's tied to the season because he sheds during the winter too, but ...
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Why do my clothes acquire a bad "dog smell" after laying in the wardrobe for a long time?

We proudly own a 3 year-old mix of Labrador and golden retriever. We care about her, and regularly wash her using the appropriate shampoo for dogs. The dog itself never has any kind of unpleasant ...
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Should my cat love having his fur pulled out?

My cat loves deep scratching. Over time, I discovered he loves getting his fur lightly pulled out. It started with his nose, which seemed reasonable enough because it's hard to groom there, but now ...
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How can I manage excessive hair shedding from dogs?

Certain dogs have a reputation for shedding hair (Labradors, Golden Retrievers), creating a constant struggle to keep the house clean, especially as this shedding continues throughout the day. ...
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