Shedding Season Shenanigans: How to Help Your Pup (and Your Sanity)

Tuesday April 09, 2024

Let’s face it, shedding season can turn your once-pristine home into a tumbleweed graveyard of fur. Everywhere you look, there’s a canine tumbleweed – on your clothes, furniture, even your morning toast (don’t worry, we’ve all been there). While some shedding is natural, especially during those spring and autumn coat transitions, excessive shedding can be a sign of something deeper.

Here at Dig-In, we’re all about happy, healthy pups, and that includes a healthy coat! We’re not just crazy scientists (well, maybe a little crazy), we’re also dog lovers who get the frustration of endless fur tumbleweeds. So, let’s dig into shedding season and how Dig-In’s prebiotic magic can help!

Why Do Dogs Shed Anyway?

Think of your dog’s fur as their personal weather wardrobe. They shed their thicker winter coat in the spring to stay cool in the warmer months, and then grow a denser coat again as it cools down in autumn. It’s all about temperature regulation! However, factors like allergies, stress, or even poor diet can cause excessive shedding throughout the year.

Signs Your Pup Might Be Shedding a Little Too Much:

  • Fur Everywhere: This one’s pretty obvious, but if your dog seems to be leaving a trail of fur wherever they go, it could be a sign of something more.
  • Bald Patches: Patches of missing fur are never a good sign.
  • Constant Itching: Itchy skin can lead to excessive scratching and hair loss.
  • Dry, Flaky Skin: A healthy coat starts with healthy skin! Dry, flaky skin can be a sign of underlying issues.

Here’s Where Dig-In Comes In!

We know what you’re thinking: “Prebiotics for shedding? How’s that supposed to work?” Well, a healthy gut microbiome plays a big role in your dog’s overall health, including their skin and fur. Dig-In’s delicious prebiotic powder is packed with good bacteria that helps fight the bad bacteria in your pup’s digestive system. A balanced gut can lead to better nutrient absorption, which means your dog gets the good stuff they need for a healthy, shiny coat that sheds less!

Bonus Tips for Shedding Season:

  • Brush Regularly: Brushing helps remove loose fur before it ends up all over your house. The frequency will depend on your dog’s breed, but daily brushing during shedding season is a good rule of thumb.
  • Diet Matters: Just like us, what your dog eats affects their health, including their fur. Talk to your vet about a high-quality diet that provides all the nutrients your pup needs for a healthy coat.
  • Keep Calm and Carry On: Shedding season is inevitable, but with a little extra love, care, and maybe a sprinkle of Dig-In prebiotic magic, you can keep your pup healthy and your home a little less furry.

Remember, a happy dog with a healthy gut is a dog that sheds less and leaves you with more time to enjoy those doggy cuddles (without a fur explosion!).