Seasonal shedding is NORMAL!  It happens twice a year, early summer and fall.  It lasts about 4 weeks, starting like a whirlwind and tapering off over time.  But there are things you can do to move things along more quickly and to get through this shed season with less frustration.  Below is more information on how to do this.  We highly recommend LickOchops with added Omegas and probiotics added to the diet at 2 tsp. per cup of food daily.  It's a super yummy treat for your dog or cat and it's so good for them!

With the warm weather finally here, your home may be a bit more fur than usual, as your furry friend sheds his thick winter undercoat to prepare for the spring and summer. While this is a regular occurrence during this time of year, if your dog or cat was shedding before and continues through the summer, this could be the sign of a much larger problem. Ensuring that your pet's diet is diverse and filled with a variety of nutrients can help to dramatically improve his skin and coat health. Here are a few ways to get started.

•  Opt for a grain-free food. If your cat or dog is on a steady diet of processed food, this can be contributing to his excessive shedding. With many products containing fillers like corn, grain, cellulose and a variety of other questionable ingredients, these additives provide little to no nutrition for your pet. By opting for a grain-free food that is fortified with vitamins and minerals and cuts out a majority of these needless fillers, you can make a major change for the health and well-being of your friend.

•  A meaty diet. While grain-free foods are a great step in the right direction, a diet based primarily on meat is the only way that your dog or cat can truly thrive. Cats and dogs are carnivores by nature, so they derive much of their nutrition from animal fats and tissues. By using a diverse selection of meats like chicken, beef, rabbit, lamb in tandem with a nutritional supplement, you can give them everything they need to live a long and healthy life.

•  Essential fatty acids. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids play a variety of roles for your pet's health, and they are a valuable addition to his diet at any age. Dinovite's LickOChops is a wonderful source of both of these essential fatty acids, as well as a natural source of vitamin E. Along with improving the shine and strength of your pet's coat, these nutrients have anti-inflammatory properties that can improve joint health and a variety of physiological functions in the body.

Excessive shedding is something that no pet owner should have to deal with, so make a commitment to make a few positive changes to improve your companion's long-term health by embracing a natural feeding plan.