HOW TO MANAGE A DOG'S MUTE
You are desperate for the carpet of hair that awaits you every evening when you return home. Take comfort, you are in excellent company: the dog's moult is a natural and inevitable event, with which every dog owner has to deal. The good news is that there are some simple ways to help our friends get rid of unwanted hair..
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As a good descendant of the wolf, the dog is also provided with a coat of fur that serves to protect him from the cold and atmospheric agents. The dog, in nature, is generally endowed with a short and dense coat and during the autumn develops a warm undercoat, able to shelter vital organs from the winter cold and minimize heat loss. With the arrival of spring the undercoat is gradually lost and the hair undergoes a change:: in the space of about three or four weeks, the dog undergoes a complete moult.
This results in the carpet of hair we mentioned earlier: the old, dead hair falls off and for about a month our dog is able to cover the floor with hair in a matter of hours..
This does not happen with all dogs,the situation is different depending on the breeds and crosses: the selection made by man has preferred, in some cases, short coats without undercoat, or curly or hard coats in which the change of hair occurs in a slightly different way.a.
Dogs with short or very short hair, without undercoat, lose little hair, while in those with curly or hard hair the dead hair falls but remains trapped between the coat and the skin and must be removed by the groomer through a special procedure called stripping.g”.
HOUSE WOLF DOES NOT LOSE ITS HAIR!!
Furthermore, human habits have profoundly impacted the physiological hair turnover of the dog.The moult, in nature, occurs under the influence of temperature and lighte: it is no coincidence that it happens in spring and autumn, when environmental conditions change drastically. But in dogs used to living indoors, warm in winter and with air conditioning in summer, and who may spend little time outside, this normal cycle can be altered, with the result that the dog sheds almost continuously throughout. year, although less intense. Sudden climate changes can also drive the dog's regulation system crazy: weeks of sudden summer heat in spring or unusual cold in early autumn.no.
Be that as it may, a shedding dog around the house can be a practical problem that is not easy to manage. However, we can help our dog to carry out this characteristic and atavistic activity in many ways:
- By equipping ourselves with a brush to remove dead hair: there are specificsfor short coats isfor long or curly coats, by choosing the right one we will make sure not to irritate the dog's skin
- Taking a bath or two! in addition to the dog during the moulting period: the water helps to remove the dead hair, especially if it is usedsa a brush glove like this, which massages the skin and removes more hair than our hands
- Brushing your dog daily to help get rid of old hair. If we brush it outside the house, even better!
- Not exceeding with heating and conditioning and covering the dog with coats, in winter, only if really necessary
Finally,let's not forget to let our dog spend the right time outdoorse: sunlight and outdoor life are the best allies to make the moulting a physiological and natural process..
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Author: Anna Pozzi