Dog Shedding: Managing it With a High Quality Brush

We know that for some breeds of dogs, there is a never-ending shedding problem.

If you have a breed of Husky, Retriever, Pyrenees, or Saint Bernard, dog shedding may seem like a constant problem.  Both summer and winter coats need to be shed to make way for the upcoming season leaving fur to clean up.  You can get a jump on dog shedding by regular grooming and brushing, in between visits.

Regular grooming of your pet with baths and brushing can establish a deep bond with your best friend.  Once your pet is accustomed to the routine, he/she will come to love the closeness with you and appreciate the one-on-one time, much like a child would.

We recommend some basic care techniques for pet owners who want to manage their dog’s shedding.

1. Brush your dog regularly:

A high-quality brush is your best defense against dog hair.  Regular brushing, even daily for some coats, can be soothing and a bonding experience for you and your pet.  Select a brush that is designed to move with the contour of your pet’s body and gently removes all shedding hair.  Using a soft or firm finishing brush will give your pooch the shine you desire.

2. Give your dog a regular bath:

Bathing your dog is a great way to loosen hair and control shedding in your home.  A soapy bath with the right shampoo will not only keep your dog’s coat clean and shiny, but all take away some of the hair before it sheds onto your floors.

3. Regular Grooming:

Depending on the breed of dog, frequent trips to the groomers can be a great help to shedding.  Dogs that receive frequent haircuts, blowouts, and de-shedding treatments will create less of a mess in your home.

While your dog will always shed, you can take a proactive role to ensure shedding does not take over your life.  Keep your home vacuumed, and have a lint roller nearby.  Taking a slightly damp washcloth to surfaces in your home will quickly remove pet fur.

Taking care of your best friend can provide both you and your pet with an incredible bonding experience.  While your goal is to control dog shedding, you also add the extra benefit of spending close one-on-one time!

How to keep a white haired dog clean

grooming a white haired dog

Snow white-colored dog hair is absolutely beautiful.  Keeping your best friend’s coat this pure color may not be an easy grooming task.  Grooming a white haired dog to maintain his/her beautiful color takes dedication and a bit of know-how.

Brushing your Dog

Frequently brushing your dog is a great way to keep white fur looking its best.  This loosens up any dirt before it has a chance to stain. Experts agree that when you have a white dog, a quick daily brushing is one of the best defenses against grime.

Bathe Your Dog

Many white haired dog owners believe that the key to snow white fur is frequent bathing.  However, you do not want to bathe any dog too often, so be careful not to schedule a dog bath or grooming appointment more than once per month, unless necessary.  Frequent baths can lead to problems.  Then, about once per month, use a high quality shampoo.

Carefully take care of your white dog’s mouth and eye area

Be careful of bleaching techniques that can be harmful to sensitive skin.  Instead, have a few soft washcloths dedicated to this cause that you keep in a specific spot so you remember to gently clean the eyes in the morning, as well as the beard/muzzle area after meals or trips outside.

Here at LesPoochs, we want to help you provide The Best Care for Your Best Friend.  We know how important your pooch is to your life.  All dogs require a bit of extra care based on breed and size, and we are here to help you keep your pet looking its best at all times.