Take care of your four-legged friend’s coat

Dogs have been man’s best friend for thousands of years. We should show gratitude to our pets for their love and trust. They express it in hundreds of ways. For example, it’s in how they run to the doors and wag their tails when we come home after a hard day at work or school. How they guard our home, by deterring those who they see as a threat. How they play with our children, who they allow more than anyone else. They do it because they love us and know we want the best for them. Do not let your friend down. Take care of them every day.

Why does your dog shed?

The process of temporary shedding in dogs (commonly known as moulting) is a physiological process which regularly takes place twice a year (in spring and autumn). It is connected with outside temperature and daylight length changes (the amount of light reaching). Before winter, your dog’s coat becomes thicker, and before summer, it is replaced by a lighter one. However, it sometimes happens that the process of shedding becomes exacerbated and manifests with visible thinning or total baldness of a given part of your dog’s body. This may be a result of a medical problem. Therefore, each and every incident of excessive shedding should motivate you to find an answer to the question: why is my dog shedding? This should also make you alert and should be definitely consulted with a veterinarian.

There are various reasons behind the excessive shedding and worse appearance of your dog’s coat. Allergy or atopic dermatitis are common causes, and due to skin infections, they increase shedding and make the coat noticeably weaker. Skin infections caused by skin parasites (demodicosis, fleas, and itch mites) also result in shedding and changes in your dog’s coat appearance. Other reasons of worse condition of your dog’s coat and intensified shedding may be: bacterial and mycotic infections, various hormone-related diseases (e.g., hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome), skin itching, unbalanced diet, stress or application of some drugs (e.g., steroids).

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How to cope with excessive shedding in your dog?

When there is a problem with excessive shedding in your dog, you should immediately take your pet to a veterinarian. After the diagnosis, the veterinarian will administer a relevant treatment against the disease which is giving the symptoms such as excessive shedding. Often, despite of the drugs applied, shedding is still excessive and the coat itself is weak, dull, and does not grow back easily. In such case, skincare treatment with professional dermoproducts, strengthening coat and repairing the epidermis, prove to be helpful. Your veterinarian will help you to choose the best products for excessive shedding. It is crucial to stick to the recommendations during their use, so you can enjoy shiny, thick hair of your dog, forget all your problems with hair brushing, and be sure that you care for your pet’s well-being and comfort.