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Is shedding normal?

Shedding is a natural phenomenon, all animals and even humans shed hair or skin as a means of getting rid of old damaged outer coating and clearing the way for new, healthier ones.

Some breeds shed more than others. In addittion to their breed, the weather may be to blame for your dog's excessive shedding. However, shedding can become abnormal, in dogs.
Here are several symptoms to keep an eye out for that may indicate an underlying medical condition:

SKIN IRRITATION, INCLUDING REDNESS, BUMPS, RASHES OR SCABS 
OPEN SORES OF ANY KIND
BALD SPOTS OR THINNING OF THE COAT
DULL, DRY HAIR THAT PULLS EASILY
OCCASIONAL SCRATCHING
FOOT LICKING OR FACE RUBBING

    What would make a dog shed in excess?

    There are a lot of environmental and health issues that cause shedding, here is a list:
     
    ✔️ Parasites (fleas, lice, or mites)
    ✔️ Fungal or bacterial infections
    ✔️ Inhalant, or food-related allergies
     ✔️Kidney, liver, thyroid, or adrenal disease (including Cushing’s)
    ✔️ Pregnancy or lactation
    ✔️ Certain medications
    ✔️ Self-induced trauma due to licking
    ✔️ Cancer
    ✔️ Immune disease
    ✔️ Sunburn
    ✔️ Contact with irritating or caustic substances
    Treating excessive shedding lies in treating the underlying cause, consult with your vet to determine the best possible course of action. 
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