The Dreading of Shedding | Best Dog Groomer San Antonio

Mar 11, 2015 by

The Dreading of Shedding | Best Dog Groomer San Antonio

Advice from a Groomer San Antonio

If you are a dog owner, you know the dreaded phase of shedding. Take the advice of a great Dog Groomer San Antonio, and read on!  Shedding is when a dog’s coat must replace itself in order to maintain the healthy and shiny coat you see. Yet, some months seem to be positively unbearable with hair everywhere! Surprisingly, the breed of dog tends to determine how much they will shed and can be closely tied to the time of year.


Is Your Dog a “Groom Often” Pet?

If you have a dog that needs to be groomed often, they will usually shed less. According to our Groomer San Antonio, these are the poodles, schnauzers, Shih-Tzus, Scotties, Bichons and Airdales, as well as Yorkshire, Carin, Maltese, Silky, Wheaten, Fox, Beldlington and West Highland terriers. Also, the Greyhounds are not heavy shedders either. For these breeds, the best thing to do to control the shedding is to regularly take them to get groomed and we would encourage you to try us at Bluebonnet Grooming if you are not already a regular with us.

As for the other breeds, the main thing is to get them groomed, and to brush them regularly. The reason you may be seeing massive amounts of hair, is that the hair may be stuck and waiting for a good brush. Also, the nutrition is a big factor. A good diet minimizes the shedding as well as making the dog healthy and happy. The dog needs to have a balanced diet of nutrients, fats, and protein, which should be in the food that is bought. Yet, if the dog is mainly getting their food from your plate, they may not be getting an adequate balance.

  • “After your pet has been regularly groomed, a good brush should help too. First, you must determine what type of fur your best friend has, for there are specific brushes for specific hair. The “Exceptional Canine” Website said, “Boar bristle brush: Good for all fur types; helps circulate the oil in the coat.
  • Shedding blade: Excellent for pulling out the feathery undercoat.
  • Slicker brush: Best for mats and tangles in long-haired breeds.
  • Rubber curry brush: Made for short-haired breeds and is good for undercoats; stimulates circulation in dog’s skin. Wire pin brush: Used for dogs with longer coats (e.g., Golden Retrievers) or dogs with thick, several-layer coats (e.g., Sheepdogs and Collies).”

Just like our human locks, we need to find the right brush for our dogs.  In addition to grooming in San Antonio, we need to always brush them at home. Not only does brushing remove the dead hair, but it distributes the natural oil to all the ends of the hair. Brushing should take place every 2 to 3 days. Remember to be gentle, especially in the longer haired dogs, for there may be some hidden tangles.

For the dogs that do not enjoy brushing, you may want to bring some treats. Go to a safe and peaceful area of your house or yard, and as you brush, every few strokes, deliver a treat. This will help the dog relax and learn to love grooming. Also, if the dog still tries to jerk away or run from the brush touching them, leave the brush on them until the calm down. Then, slowly and gently begin to brush again.


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Credit for the quoted content:  Exceptional Canine

Credit for the Photo: FURminator

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