Skin & Coat

Tips To Slow Shedding

We might as well face the fact that owning a dog means you are going to have dog hair being shed all over the house. Some breeds are much worse than others, but all breeds of dogs are going shed hair to a greater or lesser degree. So what can we do to reduce this problem of your dog shedding hair?  There are certain things all dog owners can do to reduce the amount of shedding so let’s go over a few of them.

If there is one major method of cutting down on your dog shedding hair, it is with a regular grooming schedule. A few minutes spent every day brushing the dogs coat will go a long way in reducing the hair accumulation throughout your home. Not only will there be less shedding, your dog is really going to enjoy this time you spend together if you make it a playful time. Plus this is a great time to look closely at the condition of the dogs coat and skin for any problems.

The time of year also plays into how much shedding of hair the dog does. From a heavy winter coat of hair to the summer coat you can expect heavy shedding. This is normal and will require more brushing to keep up. On the flip side, as summer progresses into the colder months of fall and winter, the shedding will reduce as the coat builds a layer of hair for keeping your pooch warm.

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  1. Pat

    Mar 28, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    My Lab loved to be vacuumed. Couldn’t even clean the house without him following me around hoping I was getting ready to vacuum him. Of course, it didn’t seem to help. Don’t know how that much hair could fall off a dog. He should have been bald with all that fell on the floor!

  2. Vicki

    Oct 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I wish I had a picture of my dog Buffy getting vacuumed. Of course you cannot run the upright vacuum over them, you have to use the hand attachments and the hose. I used either the upholstery or crevice attachments. She would just sit there and let me run it over her body. This was over 12 years ago and an old canister style vacuum I had at the time.

  3. Deb

    Oct 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Please, please show me a dog that looks for ward to being vacuumed. My dogs both hate my vacuum, they start barking and try to bite it before I even turn it on.

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