How to Reduce Shedding in a Yellow Lab Dog

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It's normal for your yellow lab to shed and there are things you can do to limit the shedding. Brushing him often is one of the best ways to remove the hair he sheds. Giving him a quality diet and bathing him as often as your vet advises benefits his coat and reduces the risk of excessive shedding.

Yellow Lab Shedding Story

  • Your yellow lab has an outercoat and an insulating undercoat. Outdoor dogs shed seasonally, shedding undercoat hair in the spring and outercoat hair in the fall to prepare for their winter undercoat for warmth. Indoor dogs tend to shed continuously due to their exposure to heat and artificial light. The Labrador retriever's color doesn't affect the amount of shedding, although a yellow lab's hair will be more visible than a black or chocolate lab's on dark-colored clothing, rugs and furnishings.

The Zen of Brushing

Prevent Excess Shedding

Dog Hair Self-defense

  • If you or household members prefer fur-free furnishing and clothes, your yellow lab's double coat and ongoing shedding process present a challenge. Along with following tips to reduce his shedding, try a few tricks to reduce shed hair in your environment. Switching to rugs and cushions that are close to your dog's color or a camouflaging print for his favorite areas makes his continuous supply of cast-off hair less noticeable between cleanings. Keep lint brushes and grooming gloves handy in your vehicles and each room for quick touch ups. The grooming glove's nubs remove pet hair from clothes and furniture. A vacuum brush attachment makes quick work of removing dog hair from upholstery and drapes.

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