What can I do about my yellow Labrador retriever’s shedding?

Our question this week was:

Dr. Debra – I have a yellow lab. He is shedding his winter coat. I brush him every day-taking off tons of hair. How long does this massive coat shedding last? Any other suggestions?

Irene Kener


Hi – thanks for your email Irene. You wrote that your yellow lab is shedding a lot. This can go one for weeks sometimes. Some dogs will shed all year but it is often worse in the spring/summer. The best thing you can do is a periodic bath and routine – daily brushing. Unfortunately, there is no secret solution to shedding.

A couple articles that might be helpful to you are Bathing Your Dog and Dealing with Shedding in Dogs.

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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