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Hello German Shepherd lovers, welcome to K9 SuperHeroes, my name is David. Today we are going to be looking at Do German Shepherds Shed? And Why?
So let’s get straight to the point. Yes, they do. They are known for shedding.
How much, can depends on many things like, what type of GSD. How well they are looked after. And wa=hat time of year it is.
As we all know, shedding is a real pain to deal with. It makes the house look messy, it’s a nightmare to clean up and it’s stressful for us to keep on dealing with.
The good news is, there is plenty that can be done to reduce this but there are also several problems you should be aware of which can significantly reduce the amount of shedding you have to deal with.
Let’s take a look at some of the things that are making your German Shepherd shed and why.
1.) Blowing Season — This is the term used to describe a period when extra heavy shedding occurs.
2.) Loss Of Puppy Coat — At around 4 months of age, this starts to be replaced with an adult double coat, which has a much coarser textured outer coat.
3.) Diet — A dog fed on a low protein, bad quality diet, will likely develop a dull coat with flaky, dry skin.
4.) Improper Hydration — A dehydrated GSD will shed more since dehydrated skin can’t hold the hair effectively causing it to loosen and shed.
5.) Parasites — External parasites such as fleas, ticks, mites, and biting flies ( occurring most often in warm weather ) will commonly invade a dog, living in the hair or on the skin.
6.) Allergies — The most common causes of allergy in the GSD are due to parasites, food, and environmental factors.
7.) Hormonal — Hormonal changes can occur due to neutering, spaying, pregnancy, and lactation.
8.) Stress/ Pain — If a GSD is suffering from stress or pain this will have an effect on excess shedding.
It’s going to be a bit of work getting to understand and work on these things.
But if you can do it you are going to have a tidier house, a cleaner German Shepherd, and a more stress-free time having to deal with it.
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What I want to know is, what Have you done to manage your GSD’s Shedding?
Leave a comment and let us know.
Thank you for watching and we will see you again soon.