How to reduce shedding in dogs

Reduce shedding in dogs

All dog breeds shed old or damaged hair. However, some breeds and coat types shed more than others.  So, whilst it’s unavoidable, there are a few things you can do to help reducing shedding in dogs – or at least manage it better.

Brush regularly to reduce shedding in dogs

Firstly, brushing your dog’s coat regularly is important for many reasons, but it can also help to remove loose and dead hair, and prevent it from falling off around the house.

Use a brush that is appropriate for your dog’s coat type and brush it thoroughly at least once a week, more regularly for longer hair – or if they are a big shedder.

Double-coated dogs

For double coated dogs, you need to make sure you remove the loose undercoat, which also helps their skin to breath and the air to circulate in warmer weather – the DGG De-shedding rake is great for this.

Their serrated de-matting tool is also particularly effective on dogs with thick undercoats, such as German Shepherds, Border Collies and Spitz-type dogs like Huskies, to help remove hair and reduce matting.

Short haired dog breeds

To reduce shedding in dogs with shorter hair, try the de-shedding and slicker glove, or padded slicker brush and grooming comb.  Don’t forget to keep a DGG pet hair remover close by too!

Shampoo to help reduce shedding in dogs

Using a de-shedding shampoo can also help to remove loose and dead hair from your dog’s coat.

The DGG shed-control shampoo contains natural ingredients and botanicals that can help to nourish and prevent dry skin, dandruff, and other skin conditions that can contribute to excessive shedding and help to improve the condition of your dog’s coat overall.

The DGG shampoos are all Ph balanced for dogs, 100% Australian made and owned and free of any nasty chemicals, making them a great choice for all dogs.

The role of diet

A healthy diet is also essential for a healthy coat and can help to reduce shedding in dogs that is excessive, so it’s important to feed your dog high-quality dog food, rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.

If your dog’s shedding is excessive, talk to your Vet in case there is an underlying condition.

To learn more about the Doggone Gorgeous grooming range, visit their website.

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