Noticing more pet hair around your home? Don’t worry, extra pet shedding is normal this time of year! As our furry friends get ready for colder temperatures (yes, even in California), in comes their heavy winter coats, ready to protect them from the elements. Proper maintenance, grooming, and care can help minimize the amount of hair your finding on the couch, bed, and covering your floors.
The amount of pet shedding varies by breed. German shepherds shed year round, while poodles lose very little fur at all. It’s a myth that short-haired dogs shed less than dogs with long hair. In some cases, they actually shed more, it’s just harder to see the small hairs around the house as much as long-haired pets.
Are you ready to combat pet shedding? The process can be tamed by a regular and frequent schedule of bathing, combing and brushing. Better to comb, wash, and rinse the hair than to spend your days vacuuming it up, right?
No matter what the breed, pet shedding is perfectly normal. However, if you notice extra heavy shedding, it can be a sign of health problems. Skin allergies, hormonal abnormalities, and skin parasites may trigger pet shedding.
Be sure to work with our veterinary team and keep a close eye on your pet’s shedding patterns, if you notice something odd, it’s time to seek veterinary assistance.
If you do plan on taking your pet’s weekly grooming into your own hands, be sure to get the right tools for their breed, age, skin conditions, and hair length. Having the right tools will have your pet looking and feeling their absolute best no matter what season is present. We promise you can fight back against having a house full of hair!
Do you have questions about pet shedding, grooming, or maintenance for your pet? We’re here to help! Contact our team today and we can answer all of your questions.