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Today we're going to talk about shedding in dogs.
We'll tell you when our dogs shed more hair and how to take care of them when they do.
Typically, dogs with double coats shed over a period of two to three weeks during the spring and fall seasons.
That's an average of twice a year.
However, this varies slightly depending on whether your dog has a short or long hair coat.
So, what are some of the things you should do during shedding season?
The first is regular brushing.
It's a good idea to brush them frequently to avoid tangles of dead hair.
If shedding hair is not removed, it can block ventilation of the skin, which can lead to skin disease.
The second is to bathe your dog at least once every two weeks.
While bathing frequently can dry out the skin, it also washes away dead fur, so it's better to bathe your dog regularly for hygiene purposes than not.
You can use a moisturizing mist to help prevent dryness, and you can brush them while they're drying to remove tangles and loose fur.
Questions you may have here!!!
So why shouldn't I groom my dog during shedding season?
The answer is no.
Dogs use their fur to keep warm, so if you shorten their fur around shedding time, it may grow back thicker and more to keep them warm.
We recommend brushing frequently to allow the coat to grow as naturally as possible.
Here's an extra tip!!!
Dogs shed differently depending on whether they are female or male.
Hormonal changes, such as heat cycles and childbirth, can cause shedding to be shorter or longer, so it's good to know!
Regardless, the basic care is still brushing, right?
Brushing and periodic baths are enough to keep your dog's shedding under control~^^!
That's it for the DUZ tip time.
It's a good idea to prepare yourself for the upcoming shedding season!