How to Help with your Dog’s Shedding

dog shedding on furniture

We know most of us love absolutely everything about our pets, but if finding dog hair woven into every piece of clothing and furniture is a problem, you’re not alone! Shedding is a big issue for parents of dogs with fur – otherwise known as “fur Babies!”



Each breed or breed mix has a different coat.  Dogs with hair, such as poodles, maltese or any dog mixed with a non shedding dog, will only lose hair as often as a typical human, while dogs with fur whether short, long, dence or medium will shed their undercoat to varying degrees.

Shedding dog breeds

  • Siberian Husky
  • Rottweiler
  • Corgi
  • Sheepdog
  • Pyrenese
  • Akita
  • Chow Chow
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Golden Retriever
  • Border Collie
  • Pomeranian
  • Beagle
  • German Shepherd
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Bulldog
  • French Bulldogs
  • Saint Bernard

Mother Nature

The change in temperature and humidity can make a big difference in your dog’s shedding. It’s nature’s way of keeping your pup cool in the summer and warm in the winter, with your dog shedding more in the warmer months. The upward trend of most dogs spending their time indoors with us as opposed to living outdoors, has increased the shedding cycle to become more of a year round event.

Should you give your dog a summer cut?

Your know that cute “summer cut” most of us give our furry friends every summer thinking we are helping them stay cool by removing most of their coat? Vet, Cindy Bressler, says you may actually be doing more harm then good by exposing your dog to sunburn. 


Fillers like corn and grain can be difficult for your dog to digest causing problems internally, that can lead to excessive fur loss. Make sure to give those fur-babies a balanced diet of lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and no starchy foods. Make sure that the water bowl is always filled with fresh clean agua, to prevent dehydration-related shedding.



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