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We've had our Eva {2 yr old rescue} for 3 months now. Since March started she has been excessively shedding .. and by excessive I mean that when we first had her there was like ZERO dog hair on anything, even our hands when we petted her {and I used to have shepherd mixes so this no shedding was a blessing!). Her fur was super soft.

Now she is shedding constantly {at least 3 weeks} and her hair feels wire-y. I assumed it was a change in seasons?? But could it be her food?? I switched her from ProPlan to Innova in February. Her energy level has improved a bit, but her stool was just as soft as on ProPlan so I was thinking of switching her again. I also give her canned pumpkin to help with the stool.

Am I over-thinking all this? Thanks for the advice!
 

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Her food can be affecting her shedding for sure. Weather changes of course will make them shed also. I use salmon oil in with my dog's food and it really helps with their coats. Be sure to brush her alot too, that helps.
 

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Is she drinking more water than normal? Sometimes thyroid problems can cause excessive shedding and the wiry feel of the coat. Excessive water intake can also be a symptom of Thyroid issues. Your vet can do a blood test to rule it out.

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Is she drinking more water than normal? Sometimes thyroid problems can cause excessive shedding and the wiry feel of the coat. Excessive water intake can also be a symptom of Thyroid issues. Your vet can do a blood test to rule it out.

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no she doesn't drink enough water unless we monitor {force it through food intake}. she's not shedding anymore; since April started, and it's back to smooth. I guess it was just her shedding month! Thanks!
 

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Oh good, beagles can really shed, it doesn't seem like it when you first meet one. Brushing really helps with the seasonal shedding.
 
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