Have you ever left the house only to find out that your clothing is covered in dog hair? Or that the floor never seems to come clean even after sweeping a hundred times? One of the biggest challenges dog owners face is how to control their furry friend’s shedding.
Shedding is a natural process that occurs in all canines. Regular shedding is actually a sign your dog is in good health. And we have even more good news for you; the excess dog shedding can be tamed.
Today, BarxBuddy is going to share the best grooming tips you can take to make sure your dog’s hair isn’t your latest accessory.
For Long-Haired Dogs
While all dogs shed, there are different methods for managing the hair of long-haired dogs than that of short-haired dogs. The best tool for maintaining your long-haired pup’s healthy coat is a slicker brush.
Slicker brushes have fine, wire, prongs that remove excess hair easily. Glide the brush across the outer coat a few times on a regular basis for best results.
Coat-rakes are also great for the more intense shedding periods, collecting all the thin hairs that may not get picked up by the slicker brush. Bristle brushes and wire pin brush work just as well for all coats, especially medium to long-hair.
The bristle brush has wider spaced needles, making it perfect for removing those nasty mats.
For Short-Haired Dogs
It is definitely a myth that short-haired dogs don’t shed. While they don’t require as much upkeep as their long-haired relatives, it’s important to regularly groom your short-haired pup to keep shedding under control.
That being said, shorter haired dogs need a softer tool that won’t irritate their skin. We recommend the BarxBuddy self-cleaning dog brush, which is gentle but gets the job done.
Because of its softer bristles, this brush is suitable for the regular grooming of all coats. They also help distribute the dog’s natural oils, making for a soft and shiny coat.
The best part is, the brush is self-cleaning, which makes the grooming process that much easier.
The Bathing Method
Many believe the best way to control shedding is by regularly giving your dog a bath with shampoo and water. Deshedding shampoo contains omega-3’s that are known to keep shedding underwraps, but it is a myth that it will stop it completely.
We recommend a combination of regular bathing and using one of the tools listed above, like the BarxBuddy self-cleaning brush, for the best results. Also, it is always good to ask your vet for the best options, as different breeds require different types of maintenance.
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