Spring Newsletter

Spring cleaning is not just for your house

The snow has melted and spring is in the air. But so is your dog’s fur! Spring means shedding. So be prepared for a few fur-filled weeks! Whether your pooch is long or short haired, when the weather warms up your dog naturally sheds its winter undercoat to keep cool in the summer. Then, the opposite happens in the winter and your dog will shed its lighter undercoat and grow a thicker, warmer coat.

Brush or comb your dog daily.  Brushing removes fur that’s ready to come out anyway. It prevents loose fur from forming mats on your dog’s coat, which are difficult to remove and can cause skin irritation too. Regular brushing lubricates a dog’s existing coat and decreases future shedding.

There’s really no way to completely stop your dog from shedding. The key is keeping up with it.  But let’s face it, life gets busy and before you know it, several days go by between at home brushings.

Routine grooming is essential.  The beginning of spring is probably the most beneficial time for your dog to be professionally groomed.  A de-shedding treatment with a doggieland groomer includes a bath and brush.  A thorough cleanse will condition your dog’s skin too.  The skin of short-haired dogs, such as boxers or labs, tend to get dry over the winter, so it’s a good idea to bathe and condition these dogs seasonally, or approximately every 3-4 months.

So put ‘spring’ in your dog’s step and book a de-shedding treatment at doggieland, today!