It’s that time of year when we get frantic clients calling to see if they can bump up their appointments. “My dog or my cat is shedding and there is fur all over”. This didn’t happen last year!
In the springtime, your dog or cat will lose his thick, winter coat. Come fall, the summer coat is shed in order to make room for heavy protective fur for winter. You’ll notice this mostly in “double-coated breeds like collies and shelties who have a long overcoat and soft, insulating undercoat.
The recent swings in temperatures have tricked the pets coats, so we are seeing more shedding in most dogs and cats (barring poodles who don’t shed).
. German shepherds, on the other hand, shed year-round. Even mixes of labs and golden will shed.
Shedding can be kept under control with frequent grooms.