As spring arrives, so does the shedding season for dogs. While shedding is a natural process, it can be a source of frustration for pet owners. With simple tips and tricks, you can minimize shedding and keep your furry friend’s coat healthy and your home clean. Reduce shedding with:
Regular brushing. Brushing is crucial to reduce shedding and helps remove loose and dead hair before it ends up all over your furniture and carpets. A slicker brush or an undercoat rake works well for breeds with longer fur, while a bristle brush is ideal for shorter-haired dogs. Daily brushing sessions during shedding season effectively remove loose hair and prevent it from accumulating in your home.
Regular bathing and grooming are essential to keep your dog’s coat clean and healthy. At All Star Grooming, we use a premium, hypo-allergenic, all-natural oatmeal shampoo and conditioner. Avoid over-bathing your dog, as it can strip away natural oils and lead to dry skin, increasing shedding.
Control Allergens and Parasites. In Wyoming, spring brings about an increase in environmental allergens and parasites, which can exacerbate shedding. Protect your dog from fleas, ticks, and other parasites by using appropriate preventive medications recommended by your vet.
Balanced Diet. A healthy diet and adequate hydration play a significant role in maintaining a dog’s coat health and minimizing excessive shedding. Ensure your dog gets a well-balanced diet with high-quality protein, essential fatty acids, and necessary vitamins and minerals. Dehydration can lead to dry skin, which can cause excessive shedding and even illness. Ensure your dog can always access as much clean, fresh water.
Reducing shedding in dogs during spring in Wyoming requires consistent grooming, a healthy diet, regular vet check-ups, and an allergen-controlled environment. By following these tips, you can keep your dog’s coat healthy and minimize the amount of loose hair in your home.
Remember that shedding is a natural process, and some shedding is normal. However, suppose you notice excessive or sudden changes in your dog’s shedding pattern. In that case, it’s best to consult a veterinarian to rule out any underlying health issues.
Reach out to us to schedule an appointment as your four-legged friend sheds their winter coat. Your dog deserves All Star Grooming‘s premium shampoo and blow-dry grooming services.