Why It’s Important to De-shed Your Dog
We love our pups, but do we love when their soft fur ends all over our clothes and furniture? We know it’s natural for them to shed, but is there something we can do about it?
Well, as a pet parent, you can de-shed your dog. Also, keep in mind that de-shedding is different than brushing. Brushing manages the top coat (and is still important). However, de-shedding goes in and removes the loose undercoat and aids in the natural shedding process.
Think about when we, as humans, go get our hair cut to trim those split ends. It helps stop the spread of split ends and promotes healthy hair. The same idea goes for dogs. De-shedding your canine stimulates healthy fur. And the new fur that grows will improve their coat, skin and will improve circulation.
Next, let’s think about the upcoming, or even year-round, allergy trigger; pet dander. The dander accumulates in your dog’s hair and is something we don’t notice. This dander can cause flare-ups in allergies as it collects airborne allergens such as pollen, dust, and mold spores. De-shedding will help reduce this, along with sneezing, runny noses and other allergy symptoms!
Finally, de-shedding can prevent matting and tangles when dogs shed excessively. This can be uncomfortable for your four-legged friend and can lead to skin irritation and infection. De-shedding removes the loose hair that contributes to matting and tangling, making your dog’s coat easier to manage and more comfortable for them to wear.
Reach out to us for more information and to schedule an appointment to de-shed your pup. We’re always happy to help.