How to Stop Dog Shedding

Oftentimes people want to know how to stop dog shedding. Unfortunately, the answer to that is that you can't. Shedding is a natural process that occurs at varying rates, depending upon the dog. There are dogs that shed less than others and there are dogs that shed seasonally, typically in the Spring and, if they are an outdoor dog, in the Fall as well. If you want to lessen the amount of hair floating around your home you must brush your dog every day to remove the excess hair, especially during the shedding season.

Grooming to Remove Excess Hair

  1. Be sure to select the right type of brush or comb for your dog's coat. There is a wide variety of brushes, shedding combs, gloves and shedding blades that can help remove loose hair from the dog's coat.
  2. Avoid the products that promise to stop shedding. As was stated before, shedding is a natural occurrence and can only be lessened, not stopped.
  3. Brush in the direction of hair growth, using the selected grooming tool all over the dog's body to remove any loose hair. It may take several daily brushings to significantly reduce the amount of hair removed with each session.
  4. Be sure to examine the dog's skin while brushing. If bare spots appear or hair comes out in clumps, it is important to get the dog to a veterinarian as these can be indicators of problems.
  5. By brushing the dog daily, the amount of hair blowing around loose in the home can be minimized and the dog can enjoy a healthier coat and skin.