We have a female Labrador who is four years old. She is shedding a lot. Why does it happen? How do I prevent it?

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Hair loss or shedding results from a number of causes. Unlike human, hair growth cycle is different in dogs. Photoperiod (light intensity) is main factor besides nutrition, genetics, health that can cause dog to shed hair excessively during some seasons and therefore, can be physiological. Dogs also may shed excessive hair because of stress, worms, harsh climate and general illness. Almost 30 percent of dietary protein as well nutrients like zinc, omega fatty acids is required for skin and haircoat maintenance. Therefore feed your pet complete and balanced food.

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