Every dog sheds. Short haired dogs like
beagles shed more than people think. During
the summer beagles tend to shed more.
One of the first things you can do to help
with shedding, is brush your dog everyday. You
can use a fine tooth comb or brush. Our beagles
coats looked the best when we used a hand brush
glove. The glove fits easily over your hand, and gives you easy access to all
areas of your beagles body.
1. Brush your pet! Regular brushing can cut down on excess shedding.
2. Feed your dog a quality diet.
3. Vacuum often.
4. Use couch covers. Surefit covers have worked well for family, because I could wash them regularly. Or use a scotch brand upholstery tape roller. You can find these at Walmart or Target in the pet section. They work great!
You can use them on your dog’s bedding or the upholstery in the car.
5. Bath your dog, occasionally through the summer months. You don’t want to over do it, or their
coat can dry out. Check with your vet or groomer for their best recommendations on a good shampoo.
There are other things that maybe causing this.
It could be an allergic reaction to a flea bite
or their food.
If it continues, its always best to see a vet. Our beagle
Hunter had an allergic reaction to a flea bite. We were able
to help take care of the flea problem. He continued to shed,
so we took him to the vet.
The ASPCA Recommends seeing a Vet,
when you see the following:
• Skin irritation, including redness, bumps, rashes or scabs
• Open sores of any kind
• Bald spots or thinning of coat
• Dull, dry hair that pulls out easily
• Constant foot licking or face rubbing
Vet tips on Shedding
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