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Blowing fur now, a little early?

Posted by pawprint1 (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 22, 10 at 16:07

My German Shepherd is blowing his hair now, started a couple days ago. I know this happens twice a year, but usually in the spring & fall. Hes a 95% indoor dog, so I realize his fur doesnt always shed seasonally.

We still have snow on the ground and its cold out, maybe hes a month early?


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RE: Blowing fur now, a little early?

My GSD mix started shedding last month.

Luckily, my DIL got me a Furminator knock off comb(A Furbuster) and I can keep the shedding to a twice daily brush minimum.

That thing makes a HUGE difference, and Max loves the combing.

RE: Blowing fur now, a little early?

My Rusty is blowing coat right now too. And yes I think its a few months early. I second the "furminator" although I don't use it faithfully. It's a really cool tool.

RE: Blowing fur now, a little early?

My dogs and cats and the horse are all shedding now, I think it has to do more with the lengthening days than weather

RE: Blowing fur now, a little early?

My dog has been in full bloom for 2 weeks

RE: Blowing fur now, a little early?

Our lab is shedding now also. I have noticed this with former pets and always wonder why so early when we still have lots of cold weather to come? She is outside lots in the daytime and it would seem she would need that coat.

RE: Blowing fur now, a little early?

It is normal for this time of year. Usually ground hog day is the time the fur starts flying

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