Unwanted fur in the home can be one of the biggest headaches for dog-owners, and virtually all dogs shed in the hotter seasons to get rid of the extra hair from their winter coat. Our pups can’t stop shedding, but we can certainly assist the process and keep them cool and our homes fur-free.
Tips for a healthier coat and happier dog
Brush your dog regularly
Dead hairs and skin can cause painful matting, so remember to brush your dog regularly. It’ll make your dog’s fur softer and cleaner by removing dirt and spreading natural oils throughout their coat. Depending on their coat, some dogs require more or less maintenance, but a good brushing every couple of days is a good place to be no matter what.
If you do decide to brush your dog at home, make sure you use the right brush. There are so many different types of grooming brushes and each has a different function and coat they are designed for. Ask our groomer for the best options for your pup!
Make a grooming appointment
While it’s possible to de-shed your dog at home, a professional groomer will do the best job. They can save you hours of clean up; not to mention, the hair from a de-shedded dog can sometimes fill a large trashcan!
Feed high quality food
A dog’s coat will reflect what they eat. Feed them high-quality food with good protein sources and fewer fillers. ADD LINK TO RAW FOOD BLOG (add more)
Maintain a regular grooming schedule and bath your dog every 1 to 3 weeks. Cleaning your dog occasionally will help moisturize his skin and make his coat shiny and healthy. If your dog has normal skin, a monthly bath should do the trick!
Originally posted on July 17, 2015. Updated August 17, 2019.