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Any cures for a shedding Border Collie?

Asked by john65pennington (29258points) December 17th, 2009

Our border collie, Michael, is shedding by leaps and bounds. he is combed every three days, but he still leaves a vapor trail of hair in our house. its winter and this is unusual for him. he is given a bath every two weeks. could he have dry skin and this causes him to scratch, thus leaving the hair? need a remedy…fast.

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CMaz's avatar

What does the vet say?

TheNimrod's avatar

Is there any reason for him to be stressed? When ever there was some kind of big change like moving, he would shed profusely. He was a border collie mix.

syz's avatar

I use a furminator on my border collie mix. It takes some work, but it really cuts down on the furry tumbleweeds in the house.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I know the feeling, I know the feeling very well! I have had the pleasure of three Border Collies and one Collie cross in my life and all of them shed more than any other breed I have had. Very regular grooming is the only thing that helped us keep on top of it.

buxtonite's avatar

We get our Border shaved during Summer ( she looks funny) but its worth it , she seems to shed a lot less and it keeps her cool, we let it grow back in Winter and it seems to be a lot stronger and she sheds less

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

We have a German Shepherd that sheds constantly.She did have a food allergy(corn)so we switched foods and it seemed to help :)

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