Pet Deshedding Tools (cont.)
Pet Shedding: When to Worry
Although shedding is perfectly normal for cats and dogs, excessive shedding or shedding to the point of bald spots may point to a more serious problem, says Bartges, such as skin parasites, hypothyroidism, excessive grooming, cancer, or nutritional issues.
"Dogs and cats that exhibit these problems should be examined by a veterinarian," Bartges says.
SOURCES: Barbara Bird, certified master groomer, educator and speaker, Tucson,
Arizona. Professional Cat Groomers Association of America board of