You love your dog. You probably don’t love the fur that ends up all over the house. From getting on the couches and rugs to coating your clothes, dog hair can get everywhere. However, there are ways to minimize shedding. 

While shedding varies from dog to dog, there are tips that are helpful for any dog owner that’s trying to reduce the amount of hair your dog sheds. Read on to get tips on how to control the shed, making your home cleaner and more hypoallergenic. 

What Causes Dog Shedding? 

Shedding is influenced by several factors including health, genetics, and environment. Seasonal changes often trigger shedding, as dogs shed their winter coats in preparation for warmer weather. Additionally, certain health conditions like skin infections or allergies can increase shedding.

Depending on if your pup is a Husky or a Greyhound, you’ll notice different shedding patterns based on breed. For example, breeds like Labradors and German Shepherds tend to shed more compared to breeds like Poodles or Shih Tzus. Understanding your dog's breed-specific shedding tendencies can help you tailor your grooming routine effectively. Our professional groomers at Aussie Pet Mobile also take this into consideration, and personalize our treatments to your dog’s breed, health condition, and the season.

How to Decrease Shedding

Regular Brushing: 

Brushing is an important part of managing shedding. When you brush your furry best friend, it helps remove loose fur before it falls off, reducing the amount of fur around your home. There are different types of brushes you can choose from, so be sure to select a brush that works best for your dog's coat. For instance, slicker brushes work well for dogs with thick undercoats, while bristle brushes are ideal for short-haired breeds.

Proper Nutrition & Hydration:

A delicious meal isn’t just going to make your dog happy, it’ll make their shedding more controllable too! A balanced diet rich in essential fatty acids promotes a healthy coat and reduces shedding. You can also give your dog supplements like fish oil to improve their coat condition and decrease excessive shedding – Be sure to consult with your vet before starting a new supplement regimen.  Keeping your pet hydrated is also important as dehydration can lead to dry skin, increasing shedding. 

Keep Them Squeaky Clean:

Giving your dog regular baths using shedding-control shampoos helps remove dead hair and maintain a healthy coat. However, be cautious not to over-bathe your dog, as this can strip natural oils from their skin, leading to dryness and more shedding. Regular professional grooming can help with this task, and your Aussie Pet Mobile groomer will help you determine a bathing schedule that’s right for your dog.

Health Check-ups:

Some health issues can actually cause shedding, such as allergies, hormonal imbalances, or parasites. Your pup’s vet will be able to find these causes, and taking them to the vet regularly means they can be addressed sooner.

Help Them Relax:

Stress is a significant factor in shedding. Dogs can shed more when they are anxious or stressed. Creating a calm and secure environment for your dog through regular exercise, mental stimulation, and a consistent routine can help reduce stress-related shedding. At Aussie Pet Mobile, your pet’s comfort and safety is our top priority, with an environment that will truly feel like a spa experience. 


Professional Grooming and Its Advantages

Professional groomers have the expertise and tools to manage shedding more effectively than at-home grooming. They can provide services like deshedding treatments, and offer advice on how to maintain shedding at home.

Aussie Pet Mobile offers a 15-step treatment that helps manage and reduce shedding. These treatments are tailored to your dog’s specific needs, giving them a beautiful coat and healthy skin and fur.

Ready for Professional Shedding Help? 

Combining regular home grooming with professional services ensures the best results in managing shedding. Aussie Pet Mobile certified and trained groomers will pamper your pets with personal, 100% cage free, one-on-one attention in the comfort of their own driveway. Reach out to us and get help maintaining your dog’s shedding in a happy and safe environment.


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