signs that your pet's fur is healthy

is your pet’s fur healthy? here’s how to know

April 27, 2023

dog hair, dog hair, everywhere! 


we love our dogs so much. but there’s one annoying characteristic all pets have — all humans too actually! everybody leaves a lot of hair around the house. and we mean, A LOT! 


and unless you have a major hair fall problem, chances are there’s more dog hair around the house than there is your own hair. if hair shedding was a competition, your dog would probably win. 


dogs leave hair everywhere! it's like they're shedding their entire wardrobe every single day. it doesn't matter how much you groom them or are brushing dog hair, our pets still manage to leave a trail of hair wherever they go. 


you can't sit on the couch without finding a clump of dog fur on your shirt. you can't walk through your house without feeling like you're wading through a sea of dog hair. you can't even have a nice meal without finding a stray strand of dog fur in your food.

dog losing hair? how much is normal 

dog hair shedding is a natural process and the amount of hair a dog sheds can depend on a variety of factors, including breed, age, and health status. 

shedding is usually more prevalent during certain seasons, such as spring and fall, when dogs typically grow and shed their undercoat. 

also, remember that dogs with shorter hair tend to shed less than those with longer hair. breeds with double coats, such as huskies and German shepherds, tend to shed heavily during their seasonal coat changes. other breeds, such as poodles, are considered low-shedding breeds, and their hair tends to grow continuously rather than shedding in clumps.

regular grooming can help manage shedding in dogs, as it helps remove loose and dead hair from their coats. brushing your dog's coat once or twice a week can also help distribute natural oils throughout their coat, promoting healthy skin and fur. here’s a handy guide for pet grooming at home! 

cleaning dog hair: how to go about it  

keeping your dog’s fur clean and shiny is a super significant part of overall pet health. but, as all pet parents are probably aware, it’s not an easy task. getting your dog to sit still and get washed is one of the toughest jobs in the world to crack… but not really. 

these tips will tell you how to successfully give your dog’s fur a cleanup without making the process bothersome to your furry friend: 

  1. brush the dog fur. before washing your dog, it's important to brush their coat to remove any tangles, mats, or loose hair. this will make it easier to clean and prevent further tangling.
  2. time for a wash! with lukewarm water and specialized dog shampoo, give your pooch a nice, relaxing bath. wet your dog's coat and lather up the shampoo, being careful to avoid their eyes and ears.
  3. once washed and done, rinse your dog's coat thoroughly with lukewarm water, making sure to remove all the shampoo. use a towel to dry your dog very very well (leaving the coat wet can lead to infections). you can also use a blow dryer on the low or cool setting to dry them faster. 
  4. aaaaand done! brush your doggo’s coat just once more when the fur has completely dried to get rid of any loose hair or tangles. 

removing dog hair from around the house is also important afterward. unless you want dog fur to float indoors for eternity, stuck on sofas, and clothes, found in food and on the floor. vacuums, lint rollers, and rubber gloves will be your best friends, helping you grab hold of all that stray hair effectively. 

round up & conclusion: how to take care of dog fur  

with our pets around, fur fashion never goes out of style! 🐾   

from short to long coats, our four-legged fashionistas can rock it all — and look fabulous doing it. (those ramp-walking divas could never!) 

if your pet looks like they could star in a shampoo commercial 24/7, that’s some great fur maintenance right there.   

here are some key points to figure out the state of your pet’s fur and tips to know if they need a lil’ extra TLC. 💗   

  1. a healthy coat should look well hydrated, clean, nourished, and shiny enough for you to see your reflection in. (kidding!) 
  2. healthy fur should feel smooth to the touch… softer than a baby’s bottom. rough or dry fur may signal dehydration or nutritional deficiencies.
  3. while shedding is normal, excessive shedding is a red flag and can be a sign of underlying health issues such as allergies or hormonal imbalances.
  4. healthy fur should be evenly distributed across your pet's body. if you notice bald spots or areas of thinning fur, consult your vet for a health check! 
  5. dander (small flaky skin pets commonly shed) is normal but excessive dander can be a sign of skin irritation or allergies.
  6. fleas, ticks, and other parasites can cause irritation and damage to your pet's fur. regular deworming and flea prevention are essential. 


grooming isn’t just about keeping your furbaby spruced and primped. it’s a daily essential to maintain your pet’s health and well-being… and well, also make them look dapper head-to-paw! 🤩 

last but not least, diet matters! experts have repeatedly highlighted the impact a healthy, fresh food diet can have on improving the health of pet fur — hear it from a professional groomer! 

have your furry feel and look their healthiest best with pawfectly made’s pet meals — made with fresh goodness and oodles of love! ❤️

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