One of the oft-asked query we receive on our adoption updates – would the dog shed?
Yes, he would.
Here’s a fact: There aren’t dogs that don’t shed.
We understand that you’re looking for low-maintenance dogs but all dogs shed at one time or another. There are no non-shedding dog breeds but dogs who shed less than others.
Why do dogs shed?
Shedding is a normal process for dogs to lose old or damaged hair.
Dogs go through variations in coat thickness with the seasons. Dogs may also shed because of – stress (travel, maternity or trauma), poor nutrition or a medical problem.
If your dog is shedding too much or there’s skin irritation (redness or rashes, sores, bald spots) you should consult your vet to determine if there’s some other reason for your dog’s hair loss.
Excessive hair loss or bald patches may be because of:
- Fleas or ticks
- Fungal or bacterial infections
- Kidney, liver or thyroid related issues
Dog shedding Tips
1. Grooming is vital for all dogs — with long, short or no hair. Brushing your dog several times a week— can manage the shedding and keep your dog’s fur from getting matted.
Read more: How to groom your dog at home?
2. Regular baths will also help with shedding, especially with some of the specialized shampoos now available.
3. Balanced diet — rich in minerals, antioxidants, vitamins, and essential oils will improve the condition of your dog’s coat. Omega-3 helps to support outer-coat hairs, providing waterproofing and protection from the elements.
4. Clean and disinfect the spaces where your dog spends time — his bed, the tiled floors, carpets or rugs.
5. Use a balloon to take the fur out of your furniture. Just take a normal rubber balloon, inflate it and rub it on the furniture. The rub produces a static effect that attracts the fur.
6. Invest in a good vacuum cleaner 🙂 Lint brushes/rollers will help keep your black clothes fur-free. (Or if you have a black dog, there’s no problem)
With care and a little effort, you can make dog shedding less noticeable.
Got any tips of your own to keep the dog shedding under control? Please share in the comments below.