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Seasonal shedding

Saturday, December 24, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

When the weather gets cold, you could quickly put on a warm coat. Your dog or cat needs a head start to grow that extra fur. To make room for the new, your pet will have to start shedding it’s summer coat long before it gets cold. Factors that influence when to start shedding include breed, age and temperature but the most important change is the seasonal change in the amount of daylight.  For dogs and cats, the shorter days are an indication that it’s time to get out their winter coat.  Longer days are a sign that the coats now must come off.  The reason why many cats shed continuously is that their bodies are not tuned in the to changing seasons.

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