June 18, 2009
Spring is usually the prime time for shedding, but with a few simple adjustments, you can work to collect, cutback, and contain the fur from your friend. After all, who wants a house filled with dander and allergens when the great outdoors is already filled with things to make you sneeze? Here’s a few things to think about:
When Adopting a Dog
Shedding is going to vary in different dog breeds, so if you’re looking to adopt a new pet, keep that in mind. Long-haired dogs like Afghan hounds and poodles tend to shed a bit less than some of the shorter hair varieties like Labrador retrievers or bull dogs. However, most long haired dogs require a lot of attention to keep their coats looking beautiful.
If You Already Have a Dog
If you already have a dog, you can cut down on the amount of hair that gets on your furniture and clothing by grooming in easy to clean up areas like your yard or garage. When giving your dog a bath, remember to put some elbow grease into it. With vigorous shampooing, rinsing, wiping down and combing out, the hair will shed in the tub, rather than your living room. Also, regular brushing can help to cut down on the amount of hair that your dog sheds while scratching or grooming himself.
For Excessive Shedding
If your pet is shedding excessively, it could be a symptom of a serious health problem. Keep an eye out for flaking, rashes, bald spots, or abnormal coat appearance. All of these symptoms could indicate a problem with your dog’s nutrition, external parasites, hormones, or even an allergy. Visit your veterinarian and try the natural remedy of DinoviteDinoDi to stop the shedding before it becomes a serious issue.