The Golden Retriever is one of the more popular dog breeds. It is easy to raise, patient and does not require much from its owner, as long as it is exercised regularly, fed, and vet checked. It is a well-proportioned, powerful and lively breed, characterized by solid, well-fitted body parts, legs that are neither too long nor too clumsy, a friendly expression, a warm, alert, confident, and unafraid personality, and a delightful character. It is very friendly with children or babies. The Golden Retriever is ranked fourth in the world in terms of breed IQ.
Why Golden Retriever Shedding?
But did you know that in addition to the golden retriever’s serious shedding during the hair change period, the other 6 factors that are not done well will also cause the golden retriever shedding?
- 1. Parasites
- 2. Skin Disease
- 3. Wrong Way of Bathing
- 4. Eating Too Salty
- 5. Lack of Vitamins
- 6. Anxiety
First of all, there is no need to be particularly nervous. We must first determine whether the Golden Retriever Shedding is a partial or full body. Localized shedding is often the result of parasites or skin diseases, and you need to promptly seek the help of your local veterinarian.
1. Infection of Parasites
If the golden retriever is infected with parasites, it will feel itchy skin, bit its itchy part to relieve the itch, naturally be ripped off a lot of hair. Pet owners who find their dogs have parasites should do a good job of deworming quickly and prevent their dogs from getting infected by playing in the grass and garbage.
“I clean his bed regularly because his dog bed is easy to breed bacteria, so on weekends, I take his bed to the yard to be exposed to the sun. In this way, can kill the maximum extent of mites.” –Jake
2. Suffering from Skin Disease
Golden Retriever gets dermatitis, and fungal infectious skin disease will appear serious shedding. This situation should be promptly rubbed on the dog with some anti-inflammatory skin medicine while keeping the dog’s skin and fur dry to avoid further expanding the diseased skin area. It is best to send it to the vet to see the treatment for a dog with serious skin disease.
3. Error Bathing
Error bathing refers to two ways. One is to the golden retriever bathing too often, resulting in the golden retriever’s surface protective oil layer is destroyed, the hair becomes easy to shed. The second is the golden retriever bathing with human bath products, resulting in the golden retriever shedding. Therefore, it is recommended that pet owners generally give their kids a bath every 2 weeks (depending on how much they play outside, how much they play with other dogs, and how much they swim.) It is better to use a professional dog shampoo.
4. Eat Too Salty
Dog can’t eat too salty food, and human food is not suitable. Dogs eat too salty, for their kidney function and skin health have a bad impact. Like the Golden Retriever ate a relatively high salt food, it is easy to appear shedding. It is recommended that Golden Retriever choose to eat light and low salt, containing deep-sea fish oil dog food is better.