Brushing your pet regularly with the right brush during these peak shedding season will help keep shedding at baysays Tanmay Juvekar, Owner, The Good Doggie pet salon in Mumbai
The season of warm soups and cozy blankets, long slumbers and festivities. as we inch closer to the year end, we get ready to face the season of cold and low temperatures. The snuggle-your- pet and take-a-day-off kind of a season. Winter brings in the cold breeze and a festive mode to end the year with a bang.
So, the question is, how to care for our furry pals through winter? The preparations actually start in the late september and the early weeks of October. How, you ask?
This is where the second annual shedding season starts. For most of our double coated canine and long coated feline, this season prepares them for the winter. During this time your pet will shed all their thinner coat to give way for the heavier winter coat to grow and prepare them for a natural insulation cycle. Double coated breeds have two transitioning layers of coat. Thinner and lighter coat annually changing to a thicker and heavier coat. These two coats shed annually that is once in spring and once in fall that is during February to March and October to november respectively.
Winters are the season of coming together with all festivities to end the year on a merry note, be the santa for your furry pals and shower them with all your love and care.
The light summer coat keeps them cool and aerated which sheds in fall for the thicker winter coat to replace and give your pet much-needed warmth. This is the natural cycle of your pets’ fur along with regular shedding.
How do we minimise the effect of fur flying all over our homes and fur balls just rolling away like straw balls in a desert, we brush of course.
Brushing your pet regularly with the right brush during these peak shedding season will help keep over shedding at bay. Timely brushing your feline friend will also help in reducing excess grooming and fur ball throw ups! You must talk to your groomer to find the suitable brush best suited for your breed. You may need a furminator brush, silicon gloves, pin brushes or a slicker brush. Your local groomeror pet shop will be more than happy to help you out.
Along with brushing at home taking professional help from your groomer is a helping hand. During this season choose de-shedding or furmination options when you book your appointments at the groomer.
You must talk to your groomer to find the suitable brush best suited for your breed. You may need a furminator brush, silicon gloves, pin brushes or a slicker brush.
Opt for moisturising spas that help lock in natural body oils and prevent dryness and dandruff. For pet parents bathing at home shift to a moisturising shampoo or an oatmeal based shampoo. Bathe during noons for quick drying as the air is warmer then. Now for cat parents it will be a little different. along with regular brushing, cats need warmth so avoid over bathing your cats in winters. Cats parents may wish to skip or lengthen out the grooming for cats but should surely keep the basic grooming on.
October is the season of ticks so get in touch with your vet and do the needful tick and flea management in time.
With all the external care, look for internal care as well, shift to omega rich diets, bone broths, golden paste, to build immunity from within.
For older pets winter is the most painful season as this brings cold and stiffness to pets suffering from arthritis, pain in joints and lesser movements will be common, make warm nooks and corners for furry pals to snuggle and stay warm in. Keep an eye on limping and slower body movements.
During this season most pets drink lesser water resulting in dry skin and more shedding due to skin dehydration. Make meat-based soups or stocks to increase water intake and for families who are vegetarian rice kanji or if you buy the gravy packets from the store add water to it to further dilute it and increase water intake.
The Good Doggie Pet salon
Mumbai Kandivali East
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