Also known as CASTING or SHEDDING
Dogs are supposed to moult. The moult
is one of several means by which toxic waste matter is expelled
from the body. This should happen once a year, in the spring and
should last 1-2 weeks. The warmer weather draws toxins to the surface
where they are discharged. This moult cleanses and renews the system
for the new year thus helping to maintain health and vitality..
Many domestic pets moult continuously
throughout the year. This can be most irritating and is often accepted
as an unfortunate fact of life , Central heating is often blamed
and even excess light has been blamed. Central heating is not the
cause of moulting but may aggravate the condition in two ways. A
warm environment (a) draws toxins to the surface of the body and
(b) reduces energy needed to maintain body temperature thus altering
the balance between intake and expenditure of energy.
It is a simple fact that waste products
come from food and its breakdown products. A low quality food which
does not suit the system will cause a build-up of toxins and even
good quality food fed to excess will generate an excess of waste
in the system.
The correct diet will minimise the
amount of waste matter which the body produces. Treatment of Moulting
is described in the John Burns Pet Health Management Programme .
Common pet health problems
John Burns Pet Health Management