Dogs naturally shed their hair, and the amount they shed has to do with their overall health, breed and the time of year. If a dog is shedding excessively, it may be a sign of poor nutrition, stress or a medical condition.Continue Reading
There is no way to keep a dog from shedding, and some breeds shed more than others. However, regular brushing can reduce the amount of hair a dog sheds. Many dogs, especially those living in colder climates, will grow a winter coat that they will eventually shed as the weather turns warmer.
Dogs that shed excessively should be examined by a veterinarian to rule out medical issues. Some causes for excessive shedding may be parasites, medications, pregnancy, immune disease or thyroid disease.
Some breeds such as German shepherds and cocker spaniels have a higher instance of allergies to grains and chicken that can cause itchy skin and hair loss, according to WebMD. The only way to diagnose this type of allergy is by elimination and substitution.
If the dog exhibits signs such as skin irritation that includes bumps, rashes, scabs, bald spots, open sores or hair that pulls out easily, it should be taken to the vet immediately as these may be a sign of a serious condition.Learn more about Pets
Since yorkiepoos are a mixed breed of Yorkshire terrier and poodle, yorkiepoos are available at rescues that specialize in either of those breeds, such as Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue. Although the dogs themselves are free, rescue organizations typically require reimbursement for veterinary care.Full Answer >
Breed-specific rescues, such as Cairn terrier rescues, are usually private organizations and can be found through local Cairn terrier breed clubs or online searches for "Cairn terrier rescue" and your location. The American Kennel Club also has a list of breed rescue resources.Full Answer >
Dachshund breed rescue groups in Florida include Florida Dachshund Rescue; Dachshund Rescue South Florida; Dachshund Adoption, Rescue, and Education; and Dixie Dachshund Rescue. In addition, some local dachshund rescues are focused on smaller areas within Florida.Full Answer >
Many landlords have breed restrictions banning dogs thought to have aggressive temperaments, such as pit bulls, rottweilers, Doberman pinschers, German shepherds and Akitas. Many other landlords restrict pets based weight, according to HGTV.Full Answer >