As a Labrador Retriever owner you should know that Labrador Retriever Shedding is a normal part of the aging process for most dogs.
However, some Labrador Retriever shed more than others. In this article I will share with you the steps you should take to help minimize your Labrador Retriever shedding.
Labrador Retriever Shedding Level:
Moderate and seasonal shedding can occur easily and frequently. Some people think that this high level of shedding just has to do with old age or old skin.
When it comes to the labrador retriever’s overall health it is actually due to overactive glands.
The testicles (zona in Labrador Retrievers) release large amounts of oil during a breeding cycle. During this time the male labrador retriever sheds hair like crazy. This excessive shedding is normal, and coats shed throughout the year.
It is important to maintain your Labrador’s coat in good condition. If you are concerned about your dog’s shedding levels I would recommend seeing your vet.
A vet can run all of the necessary tests to determine why your labrador is shedding so much and recommend the right products to help control the problem.
In many cases the culprit is a health problem. Sometimes it is a food ingredient that your dog is allergic to. In other cases there could be parasites or a disease causing the excessive shedding.
When trying to figure out the actual Labrador retriever shedding level you will have to consider the color.
All labradors are white in color but it does depend on the breed. All white labradors will shed, but it will be less than shedding dog breeds such as the Standard poodle. The darker the colored labrador retrievers the more shedding it will need.
Other factors that affect your Labrador’s shedding
include how frequently you brush your dog. Some dogs actually enjoy having a brush while other dogs hate having a brush with them. Some dogs like to have their face rubbed while other dogs like to have their face left alone. In order to figure out which type of Labrador retriever you have, you will have to try brushing and watching the behavior of your dog.
It is possible that you don’t have a shedding problem at all. However, you will want to take your dog for professional grooming as soon as possible. Professional grooming is very important because it keeps the skin from becoming irritated and irritable. The less irritation your dog has the less hair he will shed. These tips should help you keep track of your labrador retriever dogs shedding level.