We humans are not the only ones who pack away our thick winter clothes in spring. Our four-legged friends also adapt their fur to the temperatures.
When the undercoat falls
Dogs “shed” all year round, but in contrast to other dogs, it’s not just the dead outer hair that falls out, but also the undercoat. After all, the warm winter coat is no longer needed in spring and summer.
Targeted support by brushing
If you brush and comb your dog regularly during this time, you are not only doing him a great favor but also yourself. On the one hand, the undercoat, which has now become annoying, no longer gets caught in the topcoat. This is often the case with long-haired dog breeds such as Shelties and Newfoundlands. On the other hand, you save yourself the constant vacuuming. Less hair gets caught on the couch, carpet, or sweater.
Skincare from the inside
Eating the right, balanced diet can also help your companion change their coat. When a lot of hair is lost, there is a lack of certain substances in the body, the so-called biotins. To ensure that the dog still has sufficient amounts of biotin available, veterinarians recommend a six-week biotin cure. Biotin and essential fatty acids are added to the normal feed.