Is your English Cream Golden Retriever shedding excessively? Goldens shed and when the weather warms up, it can be a lot, but if you are having a continual problem with lots of hair, then there may be another cause.
Dry skin and allergies can cause excessive shedding. Make sure you use a high quality shampoo and do not over bathe your Golden. It is also very important to rinse the shampoo out of the coat very thoroughly. We use Pet Silk Shampoo or Revitalizing Shampoo on our English Cream Goldens. We love how it leaves them silky soft — and they smell good too!
English Cream Golden Retriever Grooming
The English Cream Golden Retriever’s coat has a “self-cleaning” quality. Mud and dirt allowed to dry, will brush out easily. However, keeping your Golden brushed at least twice a week will help to remove any dead hair that could end up on your floor. It is important to brush down to the skin, but be careful not to dig into the dog’s skin. A steel comb will be more helpful when there is heavy shedding. Keeping your Golden free of mats also is important because skin issues can start under the matted hair.
We love our Furminator and use this in the spring time when our Goldens are losing their winter coat. We don’t use it very often, as we have noticed it does cut their hair when used frequently.
Choose High Quality Large Breed Food
High quality food is also important for the care of your English Cream Golden Retriever’s coat & skin. It is important to feed a dog food that is high quality without preservatives and ingredients that are known allergens. We feed our Goldens and puppies Life’s Abundance Dog Food.
English Cream Golden Retriever Grooming Summary
Regular brushing, a good shampoo, not over bathing, and feeding your Golden Retriever a high quality food, will help to reduce shedding. Remember though — Goldens shed and there is no way to eliminate it completely.
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