Nobody can have enough of the appealing temperament that Labrador Retrievers shower us with.
But, when you are planning to make room for them in your life and home, it is important to know that they shed a lot.
- Do Labrador Retrievers Shed?
If you have ever owned a Labrador Retriever, this particular question will bring a smile on your face. However, if you are new to all the crucial information regarding a Labrador you must know that every kind of Labrador Retriever sheds its hair.
This is something that a dog lover has to get used to.
- When do Labrador Retrievers Shed?
If you are wondering whether the color of a Labrador Retriever has an impact on its shedding, then don't.
Each Labrador sheds despite their color. Dogs that live in countries which experience different seasons will moult twice on a yearly basis. It occurs during the onset of winter and spring season.
- Spring Moult - This time the dog will shed off its thick fur coat and have a sleek one for the summer.
- Autumn Moult - The thick fur coat will help the dog stay warm.
- Why does Labrador Retriever shed?
It is common for a Labrador Retriever to shed more hair than the small dogs because it boasts double coat and has incredibly dense hair. The double coat that Labradors have is made of a sleek layer of hair; this is waterproof and fluffy.
It keeps them comfortable and tolerant of the different climate conditions outside.
- Can health issues increase the rate of shedding?
By now you have understood that Labradors are shedders by nature. However, there are certain health conditions which can make this worse. This includes -
- Thyroid conditions
- Hormonal imbalance
- Poor quality dog food
- Can you control the shedding?
While Labradors will continuously shed hair, there are a few things to take care of it.
- You must brush your Labrador with a brush at least thrice a week.
- Make the most of their bath time to remove any stray hair. You must bathe them at least once during the shedding season. It will reduce the hair shed. Don't forget to give your furry darling a good massage with a dog-friendly shampoo.
- You must remove the dead hair from your Labrador.
In case you are concerned that your Labrador Retriever is shedding more than usual hair, don't hesitate to fix an appointment with a veterinarian.
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