Friday, April 6, 2012

Getting Ready for Shedding Season

Are you finding the "hair Bunnies" all over your house?  It is that time of year when you pets are "Blowing their Coat"!



Every hair in the dogs coat grows from a hair follicle which has a cycle of growing, then dying and being replaced by another follicle. When the follicle dies, the hair is shed.  The length of time of the growing and shedding cycle varies by breed, age, and by whether the dog is an inside or outside dog..

Many dogs shed their undercoat each spring and re-grow it again as colder weather comes in; or loose it as warmer weather approaches, this is also referred to as blowing the coat. Many domesticated breeds shed their coat twice a year. In some climates the topcoat and undercoat might shed continuously in greater and smaller quantities all year.


A good diet rich in omega oils, flax seed, whole proteins and daily brushing will help get your pet and your furniture through another season of fluff!!

Our specialized treatments will speed the process of helping the coat to shed free so you can leave the mess here at the salon instead of all over your house!

Deshed treatment vs Furminator

The De-Shed !!


The Process- We blow out the pets coat while dry and watch the fur FLY!! Bathe with a FuRminator deshedding shampoo and solution which allows the loose fur to slip away easily, as it is coated in omega oils, amino acids and deep conditioning emollients. We then blow the coat while the conditioner is being absorbed and this ensures each strand of fur gets the benefit! Then we fluff them dry and brush, rake and strip out undercoat with special tools depending on the coat type. Concentrating on areas where undercoat is tufting out. We pull test the coat to ensure all loose undercoat has been removed and give one last blow out to free all loose fur! This is recommended for light to extremely heavy shedding and also puts moisture back into skin and coat!



When referring to a FuRminating this is a 15 minutes process of raking the pets coat with the –FuRminator- tool. This removes dead and shedding coat and is recommended for pets in between major shedding cycles because it is not as intensive as The De-Shed. And will take care of light shedding.


Some dog breeds have been promoted as hypoallergenic (which means less allergic, not free of allergens) because they shed very little. However, no canine is known to be completely non-allergenic. Often the problem is with the dog's saliva or dander, not the fur. Although poodles and terriers (and mixes of poodles and terriers) are commonly represented as being hypoallergenic, the reaction that an individual person has to an individual dog may vary greatly. In treating dog related allergies, it has been found that "Factors related to individual dogs seem to influence the allergy sufferer more than breed.