Spring with Blue

Welcome to my Home this Tuesday. And Today’s post is all about Blue. Our rescue dog who is going through his first Spring shedding season with us. We are lucky that Blue is a mixed Blue Heeler that sheds very little but depending on your dog breed this Spring you might be dealing with this too.

Blue is : A short-clipped double coat will not actually shed any less, though the shed hairs will be shorter and less noticeable. You can support healthy shedding by feeding a nutrient-rich dog food diet that is low in fillers and supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids that keep the skin and coat smooth and shiny.

How long do dogs shed in spring?

Expect to have piles of fluff for about 2–4 weeks each season, depending on the breed. Usually, blowing coat is a normal occurrence for healthy, double-coated dogs, but if you feel it’s an excessive amount, or notice skin irritations or changes in behavior, consult with your veterinarian right away.

How to Reduce Dog Shedding and Keep Your Home Clean

  1. Groom Your Dog Regularly. …make a schedule and keep too it.
  2. Vacuum Daily. …
  3. Clean Bedding. …and through in to the dryer to get rid of hair.
  4. Sweep or Mop Floors. …
  5. Don’t Forget to Dust. …
  6. Keep Pet Hair Removal Tools Handy. …
  7. Give Your Dog Designated Sleeping Areas. …
  8. Put Clean Clothing Away.
  9. Install an Air Filter and Change regularly
  10. Dog Foo that rich in Omega 3

Shedding Help :

grooming tools

Supplements to Help With Shedding

  • Coconut oil, which can hydrate the skin, reduce dandruff, prevent ticks and fleas, and strengthen the coat—all of which can help to reduce shedding.
  • Flaxseed oil, which helps to improve the skin and coat of many furry pets.
  • Fish oil, which contains EPA, DHA, and Omega-3 fatty acids.

DIY Dog Shampoo

Basic Dog Shampoo

  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 1/4 cup of nontoxic dish soap
  • 1/2 cup of white vinegar

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to mix. Then wet your dog’s coat with warm water and spray with shampoo, avoiding his eyes. Work the shampoo into his coat, creating a thick lather. Rinse thoroughly and repeatedly, even if you think all signs of shampoo are gone. Then dry him off, and he’s good to go!

Oatmeal Dog Shampoo for Dry Skin

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of uncooked oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup of baking soda
  • 1 quart of warm water

Grind the oatmeal in a coffee grinder or food processor until it’s the consistency of flour. Pour into a large bowl and mix in baking soda. Add warm water and stir until incorporated. Wet your dog with warm water and then lather him up with your homemade shampoo. Work into his coat and allow it to sit for a few minutes, if he’ll let you. Then rinse thoroughly and dry.

Thanks for stopping bye this Tuesday ! Lisa

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