Animal health pros frequently get questions about excessive pet hair shedding. It is generally normal or seasonal, but there are times to be concerned. Darin Dell, DVM, shares perspectives on causes of shedding.
Source: Vetted, January 16, 2018.
The first step when faced with an exam for “excessive shedding” is to determine if there is obvious alopecia or true thinning of the coat. Other abnormalities to look for include excoriations, erythema, debris on the skin and poor body condition.
INSIGHTS: By mid-February pets begin to experience the effects of extended furnace use and increasing daylight. Their winter coats loosen as summer coats grow in. It is a good time for sales representatives to review products and tools related to coat care and excess hair removal.