Questions tagged [shedding]

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

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My leopard gecko won't shed

My leopard gecko only shed once and I got him may/19/18 And sometimes he goes pale but nothing happens, he always has wet Moss, I give them baths. He seems healthy there's nothing wrong with him he'...
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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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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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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 a 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. ...