No, I’m not saying Cooper The Dog vacuums the house – just the opposite, in fact. He runs in fear from the vacuum. Perhaps it’s because he’s so deathly afraid that I could create a brand new dog out of all the dog hair I vacuum out of our rugs. That boy sheds like no other dog I know (and don’t even get me started on how much he smells after being outside on a hot humid afternoon)! There’s a website called Dinovite that has you answer a few questions in their solutions center . Once done it makes a recommendation on how to cure the ailments (in our case, shedding and summer stinkiness).
Supposely dogs who shed don’t do it because it’s part of their breed, but because they may not be healthy. But I know for a fact that Cooper is a healthy dog – we rarely have to take him to the vet for an illness. However, it appears that he may have a nutritional deficiency and that if we add Omega 3 (fish oil) to his diet, that could help with the shedding. We rarely feed him wet food, but I may see if I can find some sort of fish wet food that he can eat.
I just think he sheds because he never gets groomed (we like the shaggy look on him).
In any event, if you have a dog that sheds, itches, smells or otherwise has issues, check out the solutions center at Dinovite and see what it recommends.