Spring is in the air and unfortunately for a lot of you out there so is your pup’s fur. Shedding this time of year is your furry friends’ winter coat making room for a shorter lighter summer coat. Fall shedding looks much like the spring shedding but in reverse. The summer coat is coming out to make room for the thicker warmer winter coat. All shedders (even the heaviest) can be tamed by a regular and frequent schedule of combing and brushing. There are also a few shedding products out there that help the hair follicle open and release the fur faster. As your dog grooming experts, we can solve your shedding issues and offer helpful hints for the do-it-yourselfers at home.
If you tire of having hair in your morning cereal, get out the brush or bring your dog in for a de shedding service. We have a variety of special tools and brushes that allow us to safely remove your dog’s shedding undercoat while leaving the top coat intact. When shopping for a bush to use at home, look for a rake type brush with long teeth that can penetrate your dogs top coat. Standard slicker brushes are helpful but can easily get bogged down with heavy shedders. When brushing, always periodically part your dog’s fur to inspect the skin. If your pup’s skin is starting to look red or irritated, stop brushing immediately. Give your pet a few days or a week before trying to brush again. Never brush for more than one hour at a time.
Aside from brushing, take advantage of the warmer weather and get outside. Take your pet for some much needed extra walks or to the dog park. This is the perfect opportunity for you and your favorite furry friend to get some fresh air and shed your winter weight…or fur.