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What is shedding?

What is shedding?

The majority of dogs have a soft undercoat underneath a tougher topcoat. This undercoat will shed throughout the year, particularly in the warmer months. This helps your pooch to regulate their temperature and rid themselves of excess fur.

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Why de-shed?

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Why de-shed?

Using a fine steel comb such as a Furminator tool, you can help remove dead fur, making room for the new follicles to grow and hugely reducing the loose fur that may be left all over the house. Most importantly de-shedding will leave your dog feeling much more comfortable.

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The shedding cycle

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The shedding cycle

  • The growth phase is when the hair starts to grow from the hair follicle.
  • The regressing phase. This is when the hair has stopped growing and has reached its full length.
  • The rest phase happens when the hair becomes weak and dies.
  • The shedding phase. The final phase when the hair falls out and is replaced by new hair in the growth phase.

Did you know at Bruce’s our groomers can offer a de-shedding service for your dog. Please feel free to give us a call on 0345 835 7000 to get this booked in.

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