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Look Out - We're In Shedding Season

Look Out - We're In Shedding Season

One thing dog parents can count on every spring is a home covered in dog hair!
As a pawrent, you will start noticing more strands of fur on your clothes and fuzzy tumbleweeds floating across the floor when spring comes in full swing. This signals more sweeping, vacuuming and lint brushing and on some days, you might feel like your dog sheds fur faster than you can clean.
Spring and Autumn are the peak shedding times for most dogs. A large number of dogs are double-coated: they have undercoats and top coats. In the Spring, your dog’s coat will become lighter in preparation for the warmer weather. Similarly in Autumn, your dog will shed its lighter undercoat to grow a heavier one for winter. Excessive shedding commonly occurs in Beagles, German Shepherds and Labradors.
However, seasonal shedding doesn’t happen for all dogs. When the temperature changes, breeds such as Shih Tzus have less undercoat, so they shed less than other breeds like Malamutes with thicker ones. Basic brushing is still necessary for both types of coats!
To reduce shedding up to 99%, aim to have a deshedding session once a week using Refuresh’s deshedding tool. This will save your clothes, couch and vacuum cleaner!
Before you start deshedding, remove any large knots and tangles. Start by gently moving the Refuresh dog deshedder down your furry friend’s coat, brushing in the same direction as their hair. Start from the head and work your way towards the tail. Don’t apply too much pressure – let the weight of the tool do the work. Be sure to use caution around sensitive areas, including your pup’s stomach, legs and genitals. Don’t be alarmed by the amount of undercoat that comes off with your Refuresh tool!
Don’t forget to brush your little woofer too – brushing and deshedding are both crucial in keeping your dog’s fur looking pawfect. Brushing tackles your dog’s coat by eliminating dirt and dander while deshedding removes the undercoat that dogs lose naturally.
Shedding is a healthy process and shaving your dog to prevent shedding may interfere with their natural self-cooling and self-warming mechanisms. Although there is no method to completely eliminate shedding, the key to prevent excessive shedding is to keep up with it. Since deshedding takes less time in winter, it’s the perfect time to start getting your dog used to it now as the cold season is coming to an end!
So what are you waiting for? Grab your Refuresh deshedding tool today - it comes in 3 different sizes!