Many people do not want a dog for fear of the abundance of hair that will invade their home.
Large dogs equal more area of fur which also adds up to more hair loss.
One thing to consider if your dog is shedding a great deal is the type of food you have been feeding him or her.
You may be blaming the dog breed or the weather for the hair loss, but Fido may be losing hair because of the nutrition content in the quality of food he is consuming.
Nutrition plays an important role in hair growth and hair loss.
Do not blame yourself totally if you feel the dog food is to blame.
Hair loss is also the result of environment and genetics.
Just like some people get gray hair earlier than others and some develop wrinkles at an early age.
Some dogs just naturally shed more.
If you feel the food is to blame you may want to check the ingredients and also fat content.
For many dogs the amount of fat content is essential to maintain a healthy coat of hair.
This does not just account for a shiny haired canine, but dogs need this oil for their skin which in turn holds the hair follicles in place.
The sebaceous glands need oil to properly produce for hair to be healthy.
Before you go out and buy new dog food try adding a bit of oil to Rovers next meal.
He will probably enjoy the extra flavor.
Do this for about 2 weeks and see if you notice a change.
You may also try rubbing a bit of baby oil on your dog and kennel him for about an hour and then bathe him with regular dish washing liquid to remove the excess baby oil.
This will help moisturize his skin and may jump start his skin to retain more hair.
Dog shedding is natural and we do need to help our dogs remove their excess hair by grooming which will in turn alleviate the excess hair shedding in our house.