Last year I came to this board asking for help with my Miss Pookie.She is 6 this month.She was always broken out with rashes this time of year. Fleas were a problem,got rid of them still had rashes and itchy spots. I posted here...I was feeding my dog cat food because she used to eat with my Dad's cats, she liked it so I continued to buy it for her. Pet lovers told me to stop feeding her cat food. I did, what a difference it made.Her skin has remained clear all this year. Someone else posted to use skin so soft by Avon for the fleas instead of the flea poision bought at the vets.I also tried that...only found one flea all year. I bought one of those shed ender combs at Goody's yesterday.It really works.She is a short haired dog but i sweep up and vacuum up hair all the time. To me it is really excessive amounts. I got a double hand full of hair yesterday and a handful today. Her coat looks so much better.By the way the comb was 10.86. I am open to any ideas you may have if there is an answer to the excessive shedding. I made the comment to a friend yesterday that I don't think I have ever been loved by anything like my dog loves me. I know God loves me.That is not what I mean.I have had a connection with other animals but this one is DEEP. Thanks to all you pet lovers for the help and suggestions.