View Full Version : very heavy shedding!!!!

20th July 2010, 08:02 PM
Wondering if anyone can shed (excuse the pun) any light on the reason why Charlie is just shedding very heavily at the moment.

Just to give a little background to this I adopted Charlie and Lola in May. They are about 2 and 1. Had been left in a house with no food or water for about ten days. They were posted here on the rescue section as cavaliers in Cork. Two beautiful dogs and am delighted with them. Having some small problems with Charlie which I will ask about another time but at moment as I said he is shedding unbelievably.

So my question is what is causing this????

Thinking myself if it is hormones settling as he was neutered in April or is it caused by bad diet in previous home. He is on Burns now. Lola is shedding as normal if any sort of shedding by cavaliers is normal.

Thank you for all your advice and help in advance

20th July 2010, 08:11 PM
It may not necessarily be a problem.You'd be amazed at how much they can shed at times.Daisy is a heavy shedder and since she was spayed her coat is not as easy to manage,so keep up the good diet and if you're in maxi Zoo,take a look at the furminators.They're a good investment and cheap at the moment.I think I paid 35? for the furminator and the dry shampoo together.If it persists maybe have him checked out again.

Zoe bowie
20th July 2010, 09:37 PM
Excessive shedding can be a sign of stress, he has obviously been through alit, so this is normal, it should settle down once he settles in more. You cab get him groomed which would get rid of some excess, but I'd recommend talking to someone about helping to ease his stress levels...I've had the same problem with one of mine rescues, Dog Training Ireland has helped both me & Des, he still has a way to go, but it's amazing how he has improved & less shedding :-D hope this helps

21st July 2010, 07:52 PM
Thanks Sins and Zoe Bowie did not even think of stress:bang: I have been giving him rescue remedy some days so this may help. He was not shedding much when he came but in the last week or two it has got worse hence why I was wondering about the hormones and the neuter.

Sins was in Maxi Zoo in Midleton on Saturday so might take another trip for the furminator. Thank you both.

21st July 2010, 08:10 PM
DogtrainingIreland have a product in their online shop called Kalmaid. Tara recommended it for a very stressed foster cavalier I had last year.It's a natural product and can be useful just to settle them a little.
The furminator is wonderful.It's marvellous for preventing the balls of tumbleweed that swirl down the hallway:D

Love my Cavaliers
21st July 2010, 08:28 PM
I don't know what color he is, but my blenheim sheds more than twice as much as my other three. Almost all of the furballs I have in the hallways and corners are white. When he is stressed it is so much worse, the white fur just flies - especially at the vet. No matter what color clothes I wear to the vet, I come home wearing white ones!