One of the oft-asked query we receive on our adoption updates – would the dog shed?
Yes, he would.
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.
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.
Excessive hair loss or bald patches may be because of:
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.