It's officially spring, which mean it's dog shedding season! As your pup's coat prepares for the upcoming summer months, you are left to deal with fur everywhere. We get it! Here's some tips for you to keep the dog shedding under control.
"Help! My dog sheds like crazy! What do I do?"
First, let’s start with the basics. What type of coat does your dog have? If he or she has a double coat, then the shedding will happen year-round. If just a single top coat, then you only have to deal with shedding during the spring and fall. Identifying their coat type will help you make a game plan for tackling how much they shed!
If you dog has a double coat, are you brushing them consistently? This is the most proactive way to manage shedding. Staying on top of brushing their coat is so important! Even just 5 minutes a day will keep the shedding under control. Try making it a fun, positive activity with treats and praise. Not only will this create a bond between you and your pup, it will also help them feel more comfortable with brushing while at the grooming salon too! Our groomers suggest a slicker brush for at-home, effective brushing.
Treat your pup to a de-shedding treatment! This high-quality, long-lasting treatment consists of a shedless shampoo and conditioner, blowout, and intense 20-25 minute brushing with the Zoom Groom or Furminator. You will see such a difference when sticking to a schedule of coming in every 4-6 weeks for this treatment and brushing every few days at home. Our Golden Retriever and German Shepherd owners swear by it!
Questions about your dog’s shedding? Talk with one of our groomers at your next appointment, we’d love to help!