4 Tips for Coping With Your Dog’s Shedding

We love spending time with our pups, but sometimes it’s hard to enjoy spending time with the hair that they shed. As we continue to transition into the summer months, you may notice that your dog has been shedding more than usual.

Shedding is a natural part of a dog’s life. The weather and change of seasons play a significant role in the amount of hair your dog shed . And although you can’t stop shedding altogether, there are ways that you can help reduce it. Here are some of our recommended tips for reducing dog hair.

Controlling Dog Shedding

Brush Your Dog Daily 

One of the best ways to help control shedding is by taking the time to brush your dog. When you brush your dog, you can immediately remove loose hair, preventing them from distributing all-around your home. It’s also recommended to brush your dog outside, to limit any hair from entering your home.

When grooming your dog, the type of brush you use can make a difference. Brushes with bristles are best for dogs with short hair. Slicked brushes are great for dogs with a little longer of a coat, or with curly hair. Lastly, rake styled brushes work excellent for dogs with longer, thicker hair.

Keep Up With Bathing Your Dog 

Regular bathing will also help control shedding. Shampooing your dog will help remove any knots and matted fur that they have. However, keep in mind that bathing your dog too often can have negative side effects, so always ask a professional’s opinion, or get your dog professionally groomed for the safest and best results.

Clean Your House to Prevent Build Up 

In between seasons, it’s also important to keep up with your routine house maintenance. As we mentioned, there are ways to control shedding, but it doesn’t just stop. Vacuuming your rugs and furniture a few times a week will significantly help with hair and fur build-up.

Incorporate Moisture in Your Dog’s Diet 

Dry dog food can make your pet’s coat weak and brittle. There are safe oils, like flaxseed oil, that you can incorporate in your dog’s diet that will help with inflamed skin, dandruff, and improve their coat texture. Also, always make sure your dog has access to clean water. Dehydration can cause dry skin, which will promote shedding.

The best way to make sure your dog has a healthy coat this season is to visit a professional groomer. At Tailwaggers Country Inn, we provide helpful grooming services that will keep your dog looking and feeling their best. Contact us online today to learn more about our services.