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How To Reduce Shedding In Dogs — What Every Owner Needs To Know!

How To Reduce Shedding In Dogs — What Every Owner Needs To Know!

Written By Amica Graber

Dec 28, 2016

Love your dog, but hate dog hair turning up everywhere? And we mean everywhere. You may not have a non-shedding dog, but there are steps you can take to get pet shedding under control.

How To Reduce Shedding In Dogs

  1. Brush your dog every day

  2. Add olive oil to your dog’s food

  3. Feed your dog a high-quality diet

  4. Make sure you have the correct brushes and deshedding tools

  5. Give your dog frequent baths

  6. Control fleas and allergies

Why Do Dogs Shed?

Dogs often develop a winter coat and then lose it in the summer. Swapping coats was an essential survival skill back when Fido was living in the wilderness with his wolf pack! Dogs naturally lose old hair through shedding. However, the amount and frequency of shedding varies from breed to breed. Double-coated dogs, like snow dogs and spitz dogs, shed the most frequently.

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You can’t stop your dog from shedding. It’s part of the natural doggy cycle! But you can take some steps to reduce it. For most breeds, a trip to the groomers can reduce a lot of fluff. But be warned, not all dogs will benefit from a shorter cut.

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