All dog owners love to see a shiny and healthy coat on their dogs. But what do you do if your dog is a shedder? The housekeeping alone can take most of your time. Here are 5 simple tips to help you with your shedding dog.
Brushing can help you comb out loose hair and keep your dog’s coat and fur healthy. Make this a regular practice and turn it into a special bonding time between you and your dog. It also means you don’t have to run to the groomer every time.
Your dog is going to shed anyways. Invest in a good vacuum cleaner that can carry out heavy dog hair pickup and make your job easier.
Some excess fur on your dog could be due to diet. In consultation with your dog’s vet, change to a protein-rich diet from a grain diet. This will improve your dog’s coat and you would have to feed it less too.
Consult the Vet
Excess shedding could also be a sign of a skin allergy. If you see unusual shedding, consult your dog’s vet.
Omega Intake Matters
Omega-3 and Omega-6 in your dog’s diet can significantly improve his/her skin and coat. While many dog foods claim Omega-3 and Omega-6 fortification, ask your dog’s vet about how you can supplement your dog’s diet to include these nutrients.