Why is my dog shedding so much?
Spring is here and your dog is shedding his winter coat. While all dogs shed, we see it more frequently now and in many double-coated breeds like shelties, but also in poodle-mixes like a labradoodle or goldendoodle.
German shepherds and many double-coated dogs shed year-round. Even labs and golden retrievers shed a ton, despite their short fur. They do shed more now that the seasons are changing.
(photo credit : Marshall Boprey / DIY Dog Grooming)
What should I do about the shedding?
The best thing to do is get your dog used to the grooming process. Not only will this strengthen the bond you have with your dog, but it familiarized you with your dog’s coat and body. You can check for any ticks, lumps or changes in your dog’s fur.
Regular combing and brushing also removes dead hair and distributes natural oils for a clean and healthy coat. It gets rid of dead and dry skin, and combined with a bath, stimulates the hair follicles.
How often should I brush my dog?
You should brush your dog every couple of days and daily if your dog has mats or gets wet.
I’m too busy to brush my dog and he won’t let me?
If you’re too busy or your dog won’t let you brush him, call a professional groomer. Groomers are trained in dog handling. Having your dog groomed by a professional who will use the right tools and shampoo to deal with shedding is a full-proof way to ensure the best result.
How often should I have my dog groomed to help with shedding?
Shedding can be kept under control with frequent grooms (every 4 to 6 weeks).
Call us now 860-462-6184 to book a groom to get shedding under control.