How to stop your dog from shedding
If your dog won’t stop shedding his hair all over your cream carpets and furniture, you probably feel like you’ve tried everything to get it to end; but put away the hedge trimmers and prepare to wave goodbye to the man-eating fur balls because there is a solution.
Let’s start with the basics; your dog is hairy, he is more hairy than you and therefore has more hair to drop on your floor. If you didn’t brush your hair for weeks on end you’d probably start shedding as well, so brush your dog.
The length of fur on your dog will dictate how much you should be grooming him; thick but short haired dogs should be groomed once a week; long haired dogs should be groomed three times a week. Those with long hair tend to pick up bugs and leaves and various unidentifiable objects from the garden so you need to make sure you’re brushing him regularly.
Shampoo your furry friend as much as you can with dog shampoo; please don’t use human shampoo on your dog, head ‘n’ shoulders will not work well on anything with four legs so keep that for your personal use only. When rinsing the shampoo make sure the water isn’t scolding hot or freezing cold – it’s just not nice and he won’t like you for it.
Drying your dog should be done with a hair dryer and a brush; especially if your dog has long hair. The important thing to remember about hair-drying your dog is not to have it too hot – heat causes more shedding and all the hard work you put into the shampoo session will be lost.
Now your dog looks like an extra from a L’Oreal advert it’s time to think about supplements; you don’t want all your hard grooming work to go to waste so protect it by giving your dog a helping hand in hair care. The best products to keep your dog’s skin and coat shiny and healthy are Virgin Olive Oil and Wild Salmon Capsules with added Omega 3 fatty acids.
Most dogs will eat these willingly – let’s face it, they’ll eat pretty much anything without too much of an argument, but to get the most out of these supplements you need to be feeding your dog with a good quality dry dog food. Even if it’s a reputable brand your dog may have an allergy to it that’s causing extra shedding – so check with your vet.
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