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How Can I Control my Dog’s Shedding?

Seasonal Shedding – Explained.

Dogs usually shed heavily in the spring as they lose their winter coat to make way for their summer fur. Shedding tends to decrease during the summer but picks up again at the end of the season as they transition to their thicker winter coat. However, if your dog spends most of their time indoors, you might notice moderate shedding throughout the year. This is because artificial lighting and indoor heating can disrupt their natural shedding cycle.

How to keep on top of excessive shedding.

While shedding is completely natural for dogs, we know it can be frustrating and challenging to manage. Keeping up with sweeping and hoovering can be a daily chore to control the loose hairs around your home. Fortunately, there are more effective ways to control your dog shedding. One of the most reliable methods is regular brushing. By brushing your dog frequently, you can remove dead or loose fur before it ends up all over your house, making it easier to keep your house clean and your pet’s coat healthy.

Slicker Brush being used on a Dog

Which Brush should I use?

Making sure you have the right brush for your dog can be a minefield. There are so many kinds of brushes to choose from, but to control dog shedding we’d recommend our Deshedding Comb or our Slicker Brush. The Deshedding Comb is designed to reduce shedding by up to 90%, it also helps to distribute natural oils across the coat, which aids in restoring shine and stimulate blood circulation which will improve the coat’s overall appearance.

The Slicker Brush helps to get rid of knots and tangles, it’s perfect for removing the loose undercoat. Generally used on thicker, longer haired coats the Slicker Brush can help reduce shedding by up to 95%. With regular use the Slicker Brush will help distribute natural oils across the coat and encourage blood stimulation to better the coat’s overall look. The Slicker Brush is easy to clean and has retractable bristles allowing the loose fur to be wiped away from the brush quickly and without fuss.

All in 1 Shampoo by a Lake

Shed-Control Shampoo

Although regular brushing is a very effective way to help reduce the number of hairs shed around your home, another effective solution is using a shed-control shampoo. Luckily, we have just that! Our All in 1 Shed Control Shampoo contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, Ceramides and Vitamin E. These ingredients help to improve the overall coat health, whilst also strengthening the hair shaft to control excessive shedding. The Wild Lemongrass scent is a fresh scent, perfect for all year round, but especially good for springtime which is when shedding is at its worst! To refresh the coat in-between washes the Wild Lemongrass Deodorising Spray is ideal, packed full of shed-control, pro-vitamin B5 and deodoriser, this product will help reduce excessive shedding whilst minimising nasty odours and nourishing the coat.

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