Shedding is a natural process for our four legged friends to naturally loose old or damaged hair. The amount and frequency of hair that is shed depends upon their health, lifestyle, breed type and the seasons.
Hopefully we can ‘shed’ some light on how you can help shedding (see what I did there)!
Grooming daily can really help to control the spread of pet fur around your home. Using a brush on your pooch every day will ensure that they stay clean and keep their coat free of dirt and debris.
Deshedding is different from brushing, as it removes dead hair from your pet’s undercoat. Using deShedding tool like a furminator or rubber curry will drag out that loose coat, and the best thing is you can discard it straight into the bin, rather than it ending up all over your home.
We recommend that you bath your dog monthly to keep on top of deshedding. The bathing process helps loosen coat and the high velocity dryers will blast it all out
Deshedding shampoos contain moisturisers and essential omega fatty acids. These help hydrate your dog’s skin and hair follicles, which makes them less likely to be dry, brittle and fall out in the form of shedding.
The oils in the product help open pores to release more hair. It’s also meant to strengthen hair so it doesn’t shed out as quickly over time.
It also cuts down static which make it blow out easier with the high high velocity dryers.
Keeping up with your regular flea and tick treatments is vital to the health of your pet. If your pet catches fleas or ticks it can cause damage to their skin and coat through constant scratching.
These critters can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for your pet which can be another factor affecting their skin and coat, so help them out by preventing them with regular treatments.
Make sure your pet visits the vet at least annually, ideally once every six months for a full check-up. Your vet will assess your pet’s skin and coat condition and be able to rule out any underlying medical issues, such as skin allergies, medication side effects, immune diseases. They can also recommend diet improvements or medication if necessary.
Pets need certain levels and ratios of particular nutrients in their diet to help keep their skin and coat looking radiant and healthy. A nutritional deficiency can have a huge effect on a dog’s skin and coat.
Make sure your dog is fed a high quality food and it contains all the required nutrients.
Dehydration can lead to dry skin, which can cause excessive shedding and even illness. Make sure your dog always has access to as much clean, fresh water as it wants to drink.
You can also up the water intake for your dog by incorporating moist foods into its diet. Wet dog food contains up to 78% moisture, compared to 10% for dry food, and can be a good way to make sure your dog stays hydrated.