A frequent and common concern many pet owners have is the process of shedding. Nearly all dogs shed some fur although some breeds lose more hair than others. Most dogs that need regular haircuts like the Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Yorkshire terrier, West Highland, just to name a few lose very little hair compared to Golden Retrievers, Shepherds and other long-haired dogs. Don’t fool yourself, though because even the short-haired breeds lose their hair seasonably, like the Chihuahua. Eliminating shedding is nearly impossible so it is all a matter of cleaning and maintaining it. Your local Rockford-area Petsmart and Petco as listed below or a local closest to your home has all you need for the shedding dog and maintaining the home.
Shedding is a constant and continuous process, despite the breed. To help eliminate or lessen the problem, you need to brush and groom your pet regularly. It is a fact that sunlight and daylight does have an effect on shedding. Shedding is triggered by what is called photoperiod due to daylight. That is why the outdoor dog seems to shed a whole lot more than the indoor pet. An indoor pet may shed more consistently, seasonably but in lesser amounts.
Photoperiod is not the only influencing factor in shedding. A pet can also shed due to stress, tension and illness. Hair loss is frequently confused with shedding and may be a symptom of a medical problem or a side effect to a medical treatment. An ill dog can also suffer skin lesions along with hair loss and wrinkled skin.
To help your dog, you must first ensure the problem is shedding and not a medical issue. Brush and comb your dog on a daily basis to help reduce the amount of hair or fur that ends up on your furniture, floors and clothing. Additionally, feed your pet a good nutritional food that is good for coat and skin. Avoid cheap foods or those with tons of ingredients that usually includes fillers, by-products and chemicals. A healthy protein should be the main ingredient. Omega oils are great supplements for healthy skin and coat.
Be sure your dog is exercised daily to promote a healthy coat. Avoid obesity in your pet. It is unhealthy for your pet in many respects. Keeping your dog fed a healthy diet, avoid obesity, regular exercise and daily brushing all contribute in reducing the shedding process and promote a healthy new coat.
If you are looking for wholesome, natural and homemade treats for your favorite canine best friend, Led foot’s Pet Bakery near the Rockford area is happy to meet your needs. Check out the website at Ledfoot Bakery. Contact Susan Weitzel at 815 784-6358, Ledfoot Bakery Contact.
If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at - Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO - 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 - Petco or your local PETSMART - 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 - Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 - Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations - 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 - 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 - 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 - 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 - CVS Pharmacy
For the grooming needs of your Chihuahua in or near the Rockford area, you can contact Sue at email@example.com for further information.
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