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5 Tips To Minimize Dog Shedding

Does your dog shed excessively? Most dogs shed at least a little, but some breeds shed more than average. After you’ve ruled out health issues like allergies, immune disease, or parasites (like fleas), there are some steps you can take to reduce your dog’s shedding. From WikiHow, WebMD, and Drs Foster and Smith, here are some ways to limit the amount of dog hair floating around your house.

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1 – Change their diet. Many cheap dog foods are made using fillers that contain no nutritional value and are difficult to digest, such as corn and grains. Cheap dog food is the equivalent to human fast food. Sure, it will keep you alive, but it can cause health problems in the long run. You’re better off spending a little extra money on nutritious food for both yourself and your dog. Look for meat, and not byproduct, as the first ingredient.

2 – Supplement with omega-3. These fatty acids can reduce dandruff and improve the texture of your dog’s coat. As an added bonus, they can also curb stiffness and joint pain.



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