My 4 yr old rottweiler is shedding like crazy

by Marlene
(Toronto, ON, Canada)

I thought she was just shedding her second coat so I groomed her 3 times a day for 4 days. It seemed to stop but then approx 2 days later she is shedding again like crazy.

I noticed white flakes on her fur and when I pat her I can literally pick her fur up in my hands it's not leaving bald spots but I am concerned. Is this something I should be really worried about or is there a shampoo that will help.

I don't have a photo of it but it sort of resembles a bad case of dandruff in humans.

Thanks







Hi Marlene
Rottweilers do shed quite a bit, but this sounds excessive to me. The dry skin and 'dandruff' indicate there's more going on here than just blowing coat.

I'd strongly recommend that you get her to your veterinarian for an exam so that you can find out what's causing all this hair loss.

Rottweilers tend to suffer from allergies, and can have sensitive skin which can lead to all sorts of problems including rashes, infections and such.

Only a vet can make an accurate diagnosis of the problem and recommend treatment. At this point I doubt an over-the-counter shampoo will help, it's more likely to make things worse.

She could have skin mites, or a yeast infection or any number of things, so it's impossible for me to recommend a treatment - but your vet can.

I wish you lots of luck and hope that your Rottie is soon doing much better.
Marlene

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Jul 28, 2012
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My rottie sheds twice a year. NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a 3 year old rottie that is an excellent health. It was last summer that I noticed a major shed in the summer time. I did google search after google search to make sure my girl was fine. I then decided that it was time to contact my vet due to the fact that I didn't seem to get any answers to this. I found out from my vet that due to double coating, Rotties shed twice a year. Since then I have noticed that she does A major shed in the middle of the summer and the end of winter. She is not that crazy about brushing so we spend time bathing her which she does not mind and do a lot of playing in the pool in the warm months. If you're rottie seems to be eating normal and is in good health and does not seem to have any patches of hair loss or doing excessive scratching and is free of dandruff I would assume that this is a normal shedding period. Just bear with it and Rely on your dyson To get you both through it. hope this helps.

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My rottie sheds twice a year. NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a 3 year old rottie that is an excellent health. It was last summer that I noticed a major shed in the summer time. I did google search after google search to make sure my girl was fine. I then decided that it was time to contact my vet due to the fact that I didn't seem to get any answers to this. I found out from my vet that due to double coating, Rotties shed twice a year. Since then I have noticed that she does A major shed in the middle of the summer and the end of winter. She is not that crazy about brushing so we spend time bathing her which she does not mind and do a lot of playing in the pool in the warm months. If you're rottie seems to be eating normal and is in good health and does not seem to have any patches of hair loss or doing excessive scratching and is free of dandruff I would assume that this is a normal shedding period. Just bear with it and Rely on your dyson To get you both through it. hope this helps.

Jun 14, 2012
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my rot that sheds so much NEW
by: julie

My rot is shedding so much ...is thee a time of the year that rots shed more

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my rot that sheds so much NEW
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My rot is shedding so much ...is thee a time of the year that rots shed more

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my rot that sheds so much NEW
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My rot is shedding so much ...is thee a time of the year that rots shed more

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My rottie is shedding like crazy NEW
by: Marlene

Thanks so much. I will take her the vet.

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