By Dr. Jean Hofve, Veterinarian Advisor
For dogs and cats, shedding is a normal part of life. Their fur, like our hair, is always growing. Individual hairs do go through a dormant phase, but there’s so many of them you’ll never notice! As the hairs age and die, new hairs start to grow and push the old ones out. These either come off completely (usually on your opposite-colored carpet), or get tangled up and create mats.
"What your pet eats has a huge influence on skin and coat condition. In fact, it’s where problems often show up first."
There are four main factors that affect when and how much a dog or cat will shed:
Shedding is a normal part of life with cats and dogs, but regular grooming, a good diet, and a lint brush or two should keep it from becoming too stressful to you and your pet.
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