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    2. molting always refers to animals and nearly always to birds or other animals that naturally lose feathers or hair as part of seasonal changes or maturation. shedding often refers to pet hair loss, snakes shedding skin, or other kinds of sloughing. "The ducklings were molting and growing adult feathers." "My dog sheds hair all over the sofa." "A few times a year a snake sheds its skin." "My dog sheds a lot in the summer." (notice this is seasonal but isn't part of the animal's maturation cycle)

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