Five Useful Tips On How To Stop Excessive Shedding In Golden Retrievers
As a Golden retriever owner, I sometimes have a feeling that the shedding season lasts all year. These beautiful and loving pups are quite high-maintenance because of their thick coats, however, I have some tips and tricks for you that might make your life with a shedding Golden just a little bit easier!
First and foremost, I have to disappoint you. Unfortunately, there is no way on earth to completely stop your Golden Retriever from shedding HOWEVER you can keep your house free from dog hair.
So, on to the tips. You have to keep in mind that grooming is essential! You just have to brush your dog at least three times per week and discard its hair somewhere it won’t get scattered or blown away. Of course, it would be ideal to brush your dog daily, however, I know that not everyone has the time to do that.
My next tip would be, bathe your Golden Retriever once a month (also keep in mind that bathing your dog too frequently may result in dry skin which further exacerbates shedding). If possible, use only a good all-natural dog shampoo, such as coconut or oatmeal when bathing your Golden.
Tip number 3 is DO NOT, and I repeat DO NOT use sprays or pills that claim to prevent Golden Retriever shedding. THERE IS NO SUCH THING! Plus, some of those products may contain harmful chemicals that might ruin your dog’s coat and skin the more often you use them.
Another tip is to feed your pet sufficient amounts of protein and Omega 3s. This will help prevent excessive shedding in Golden Retrievers as it keeps your dog’s overall health in check aside from strengthening their hair roots and making their skin more elastic.
And finally, the shedding will be exacerbated when Goldens are anxious and stressed. So try to keep your dogs in a comfortable and relaxed setting, keep them busy with fun, worthwhile activities, and most especially chew toys!