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From last one month my 2 years Labrador hairs are shedding heavily, help?

I have an 2 yrs. old male Labrador Retriever, from last one month his hairs are shedding heavily, I also got his hairs trimmed 15 days back but no use. Also he has ticks in massive numbers, I just recognised yesterday this thing when I saw a tick near his eye. I torn out more than 100 big and small blood sucking ticks out of him then. If some one know solutions to above problems please help me, due to this shedding problem my neighbours even pressurizing me to get my dog away from the home. Also he is timely dewormised by Cantel Tablets in interval of every 3 months, and all his vaccination are also on time.
By Manish Gupta · 18 May 2012 12:44 pm


By megha · 18 May 2012 7:27 pm
medicine RIDs is also very good medicine to remove ticks
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By suarbh gandhi · 18 May 2012 11:02 pm
labradors will shed twice a year.. some even more.. nothing can be done for shedding.. for tick, fleas when you take him out in the grass.. pl put noutix powder. especially on his tail and paws to prevent him from getting ticks.. but once the ticks are on him use.. RID..

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By Ayon Saha · 19 May 2012 9:14 am
Same here...my lab is also shedding heavily since a month.
For ticks I use Bulfo Shampoo and got good results!!!
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By Navjot Singh · 20 May 2012 9:12 am
First of all, could I ask who advised you to trim the hair of the dog? Whosoever advised you this is either a fool ( excuse me ) or has no knowledge in dog care. The first thing you need to know is, during Summers, dog loose their upper coat so that the softer inner coat can trap air to keep their body cool. Trimming hair would mean playing havoc with this natural process. Secondly, by trimming the hair you have only made your problem even worse. Long hair can still be easily picked. Short hair can become very stubborn and can cause discomfort. If they are in your bed/clothes, they can cause you a lot of discomfort.
Shedding is a very natural process. You can control this problem by regularly grooming your dog. What you need is a good deshedding brush and apply it all over his body. If you are doing it for the first time, I'd advise you to do this out of the house as your dog will shed a lot of fur on the first occasion. You should repeat the grooming daily for 5-10 minutes. This will ensure, atleast dead hair are properly removed off the body and disposed off, resulting in less number of hair on your floor. You can also order the brush on this website. Their service is excellent and they also offer cash on delivery service. Check this out : https://www.dogspot.in/shop/ca tegory/shedding-control
Also, read this important article on grooming Labrador :https://www.woodhavenlabs.com /grooming.html.
Secondly, I'd also suggest you to give a good skin supplement to your dog. Nutricoat is good and easily available.
Your problem of ticks can also be reduced, if you daily groom your dog. If you think your dog is heavily infected with ticks, you can use a good anti-tick shampoo. There are some very good brands available in this site. https://www.dogspot.in/shop/ca tegory/flea-ticks. The best products in my experience are Frontline ( expensive but very effective ), Kiltick Collar ( can be used for 6 months and not very expensive )and Advantix ( again, an excellent product which doesn't just kill the existing ticks but also works as a repellent for ticks as well as mosquitoes.
Also, don't let your dog play in grass or filthy place as the dogs are most likely to catch ticks and fleas from there.

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By Navjot Singh · 20 May 2012 9:49 am
Also, RIDD should be used ONLY when your dog is HEAVILY infected with ticks/fleas. It's NOT something that you should use as a product of GENERAL use. RIDD should ONLY BE USED TO KILL SCABIES MITES. Using RIDD to kill ticks/fleas is like USING ATOM BOMB TO KILL ANTS. Remember, Labrador skin produces it's own oils which keep their skin naturally healthy and glowing. Using too much chemicals, can kill these oils, making their skin dull and disease prone
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By Manish Gupta · 22 May 2012 1:16 pm
Dear All

Thanks for your valuable replies, your replies has help me a lot.

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