How to manage hair loss in your dog? - Toutoupourledog

Although it is impossible to prevent hair loss in a dog, there are steps you can take to keep it to a minimum!

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Brush your dog's coat

Brushing your dog regularly will collect dead hair on your brush rather than on the floor of your home. As each dog has a unique coat, it is important to choose a brush adapted to his coat:

  • Natural bristle brushes are a great choice for all coat types. For a longer coat, opt for a brush with soft bristles. For dogs with short hair, choose a brush with stiffer bristles instead.
  • Brushes with metal bristles, or bristles, are ideal for woolly or curly coats that need to be detangled.
  • Rubber brushes can be used on short-haired dogs. Many dogs love the feeling of being brushed with a rubber comb, which acts as a massage tool.
  • Shedding tools are brushes with stainless steel teeth that are perfect for removing excess hair from your dog's undercoat during shedding. Using a shedding tool can help you limit the loss of dead hair in your interior.

Give your dog a he althy diet

A he althy, balanced diet can help limit your dog's hair loss.

Adequate amounts of nutritionally good protein and fats, including essential fatty acids, can greatly affect the degree of hair loss and the quality of your coat.

So be sure to provide your pet with a diet rich enough in these precious nutrients. Our articles on food can help you make the right choice. Do not hesitate to ask your veterinarian for advice.

Bath your dog regularly

Bath not only keeps your dog clean, but also removes dead hair or hair before it falls out.

However, be sure to use a shampoo suitable for your dog's delicate skin and not to wash it too often so as not to alter the protective lipid layer of its skin. A bath once a month is generally a good frequency.

When should you worry about your dog's hair loss?

Hair loss that goes beyond your dog's normal shedding can indicate he alth issues. You should therefore be concerned if your dog has, in addition to excessive hair loss:

  • itching,
  • localized patchy hair loss,
  • skin lesions,
  • dandruff,
  • other symptoms that could suggest systemic disease.

If you observe any of these signs, take your dog to the veterinarian without delay for a proper consultation.

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