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What Is Coat Blow & Will It Affect Your Dog?

All dogs shed to some extent, but double-coated dog breeds like Siberian Huskies, Samoyeds, Akitas, and Malamutes put all the rest to shame! These pups “blow their coats” with the changing of the seasons. Unlike dogs with single-layered coats, double-coated breeds have a soft undercoat to help provide warmth in cold climates, and a longer top layer consisting of coarse guard hairs. Coat blow differs from everyday shedding in that it involves the hair coming out in large clumps rather than individual strands. … Read more

8 Possible Reasons For Your Dog’s Excessive Hair Loss

All dogs experience some degree of hair loss in the form of shedding. “Normal dogs shed hair all year long,” says Dr. Kathryn Primm, owner and practicing veterinarian at Apple Brook Animal Hospital. “Especially indoor dogs who are less exposed to extremes of temperature and day length changes. When hairs become old or damaged, they fall out. It is a normal process.” However, if the amount of hair on your sofa has gone from a light dusting to a full-on blizzard, it … Read more

Is Your Dog Shedding Like CRAZY? This Can Help!

All dogs shed. Now, dogs that have hair that grows continuously such as Poodles, Bichons, Shih Tzus, and Yorkies shed very little, and what they do shed tends to get trapped in the rest of their hair instead of winding up on your sofa, but they do shed a little bit. Some breeds of dogs shed A LOT, usually with the change of the seasons, such as Golden Retrievers, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Shelties, and German Shepherds. Other dogs just shed … Read more

5 Tips To Minimize Dog Shedding

Does your dog shed excessively? Most dogs shed at least a little, but some breeds shed more than average. After you’ve ruled out health issues like allergies, immune disease, or parasites (like fleas), there are some steps you can take to reduce your dog’s shedding. From WikiHow, WebMD, and Drs Foster and Smith, here are some ways to limit the amount of dog hair floating around your house.   1 – Change their diet. Many cheap dog foods are made … Read more

10 Tips To Minimize Dog Hair In Your Life

Shedding is one of the few downsides to having a pet. Although all dogs shed to some degree, certain breeds – like Shih Tzus, Yorkshire Terriers, and Lhasa Apsos – lose a very minimal amount of hair compared to others. Regular brushing and frequent vacuuming are the two best ways to manage excess dog hair in your home, car, and on your clothes, but what about those stubborn tumbleweeds? Follow these 10 tips and tricks for a hair-free (or at … Read more

5 Tips To Help Reduce Shedding

Are you watching hair tumbleweeds float around your house and wondering what you can do to help reduce your dog’s shedding? You’re not alone. All dogs shed a little, but some dogs shed a lot. Here are 5 tips to help reduce the amount of hair rolling across the floor. #1 – Change your dog’s food.   Some cheap dog foods don’t contain proper nutrition, which can lead to excessive shedding. Many dry foods will leave your dog dehydrated unless he drinks … Read more