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Old 08-18-2014, 05:49 AM
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I have been told that LC's shed only twice a year but Chibis coat is still cottony soft and he seems to shed all the time. Gidget sheds all the time as well.

What are your experiences with this?
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Lily sheds all year round,Dottie does as well
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Both my LC and SC shed all year. Since I have 5...3 LC and 2 SC...I vacuum ALOT!
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I don't even notice any shed hair on my long coat, I get very little when I brush her. I'm sure if there is any it's buried under all my German shepherd's and my long haired cat's.
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Lulu is a SC. She sheds year round. I will add this little FYI that applies to Lulu personally--not saying it works with all chis--Lulu is 6 years old, and in her lifetime I have learned that she personally sheds much worse on kibble than commercial raw. It doesn't matter if it's 5 star kibble...I have tried several. Also, Lulu sheds worse in the summer than the winter.
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Lulu is a SC. She sheds year round. I will add this little FYI that applies to Lulu personally--not saying it works with all chis--Lulu is 6 years old, and in her lifetime I have learned that she personally sheds much worse on kibble than commercial raw. It doesn't matter if it's 5 star kibble...I have tried several. Also, Lulu sheds worse in the summer than the winter.
Oh that's interesting. My chi, Mimi won't touch kibble. All my dogs are fed raw but I'm afraid to see how much hair I might get off my German shepherd if she was fed kibble. It's already horrible. Right now she looks pretty flea bitten though since it's the middle of summer.
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I am about to switch mine off kibble and go to a freeze dried RAW. I have had them on the best kibble out there both Orijen and then to Fromm and Chibi's tear stains are just awful. I am hoping a change will help with both. Not to mention I have been reading and watching some videos about kibble and how bad dry dog food is for them altogether and has worried me for them. After losing Yoshi to cancer I had been digging a bit deeper and a lot of the things that I researched years ago about the premium grain free kibble that I thought was good for them I am realizing now not so much :/
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You won't regret changing to raw Michelle, you will see such an improvement in them. I would never feed kibble again, not even the really good ones.
Mine are all Smooth coats, 3 with single coats, 2 with double. I never notice the single coats moulting at all, (I don't brush or comb them) the double coats moult twice a year. They all have typical raw fed coats, smooth, silky and very shiney, with no dandruff or doggy odour.
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