Spring is here and fur shedding starts for our four-legged friends.
How much the dog sheds depends. Some breeds hardly shed at all but the vast majority of breeds
dogs shed more or less all the time. The felling is at its worst twice a year when the entire
the coat is replaced, which is due to the different phases of activity of the follicle that are governed by the seasons.
In spring, shedding is triggered by longer days to make way for the summer coat and vice versa in
fall. Bitches also shed during whelping and parturition. It can feel like you are
during these periods do nothing but vacuum and roll clothes, but this is perfectly normal.
Below we list 2 items that are good to have at home to help you take care of your pet.
fur in the best possible way and maybe even reduce vacuuming.
Get a brush, comb or glove that best suits your dog’s coat type. Depending on the
what your dog’s coat type is, some tools are better suited than others and often it may be necessary.
more than one. Below are suggestions for common coat types and the tools that work best.
Short-haired coat: (e.g. Staffordshire bull terrier)
Short-haired coats don’t need a lot of maintenance, showering at the end of the day is enough.
needs and does not require much brushing. Once you brush the coat, it is best to
use a regular natural brush or a rubber glove in the opposite direction or with the
massaging motions to get rid of dead strands, then finish with a
whole cup removal in the right direction.
Medium length coat: (e.g. Labrador)
Just as it sounds, dogs with medium-length coats have medium-length guard hairs and
under wool. The coat provides good protection against the cold but takes a long time to dry. These dogs trap
quite a lot but rarely gets tangles. Brushing one to two times a week with a
card or steel comb and a bath once a month is usually enough. You can use a
natural brush occasionally to bring out the shine in the coat. In case of heavy precipitation, a
shedding comb perfect for these dogs!
Long-haired fur: (e.g. Australian Shepherd)
Dogs with long hair require more grooming and shed quite a lot. Brushing
the coat at least once a week to avoid tangles. Preferably use your fingers to
sort out the worst tangles and then a carding machine. Comb the hair around the face with a
wide-toothed steel comb and remember to be careful. A dog with long hair
need to shower about 2 times a month to maintain their coat. An important step in
the shower routine is not to skimp on conditioner.
- Shampoo and conditioner
A good shampoo and conditioner is always important to have at home! Some dogs need it more than
others, depending on the type of coat. For example, a long-haired dog needs more conditioner to clean its hair.
than a dog with a short or medium length coat. Be careful to buy a
shampoo and conditioner that is gentle on both your dog and the environment, with a content of
based on organic ingredients and free of polyethylene glycol (PEG), mineral oils, and
Below you will find a shampoo and conditioner that cleanses without drying out, with natural
ingredients without PEGs, mineral oils and parabens that are gentle on your pet’s coat,
skin and our environment.
No matter what breed of dog you have, one thing is certain, the coat needs care.