Doggy Shedding Season

Doggy Shedding Season

Spring is just around the corner! As you pull your summer clothes out of storage, our canine friends will also be exchanging their winter wardrobes for summer coats. You know what that means: fur everywhere! In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a local vet offers some tips on getting through shedding season.

Brushing Fido

Brushing your furry pal daily won’t reduce the amount of fur he sheds, but it will cut down on the amount of hair you find on your clothing and furniture, as you’ll be capturing that dead fur with a brush before it gets stuck to everything. If it’s warm enough, take Fido outside for his grooming sessions, so the dead fur just blows away. (Tip: you may want to wear an apron when you do this.)

Diet

Did you know that offering Fido a good, nutritious diet can reduce the amount of fur he sheds? Feed your furry pal a premium brand of dog food, and choose healthy snacks. If your canine companion has issues with his skin or coat, ask your vet for recommendations, including advice on vitamins and supplements.

Slipcovers

Slipcovers can really help protect your furniture, and keep it from getting covered in dirt and dander. Choose ones that can go right into the wash and are easy to get off and on.

Vacuuming

When it comes to dealing with pet fur, the vacuum cleaner may very well be your new best friend. Vacuum high traffic areas and Fido’s favorite hangout spots daily, and follow up with more thorough weekly cleanings.

Fur Busting

Did you know that a squeegee works very well at removing Fido’s fur from your sofa or armchair? Rubber dish gloves can also do the trick, as will a damp sponge. If you want to quickly get fur off a single piece of clothing, toss it in the dryer with a damp washcloth for a few minutes.

Lint Roller

If your four-legged buddy is a heavy shedder, a lint roller may come in very handy at this time of year. You may actually want to get several, and keep extras in your purse, car, and desk.

Please reach out to us here at Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, for all your dog’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

Website Designed & Developed by DVMelite | All Rights Reserved | Login

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • Happy 2nd Birthday, Shammy & Scotus! Naturally we had to celebrate the only way we know how here! 🎉🐶 . . . #dogbirthday #love #birthday #dogsofinstagram #austrailianshepherdsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #aah #aahaaccreditedhospital #arapahoeanimalhospital #doggiedaycare #boulderdoggiedaycare #dogboarding #boulderdogboarding #doglove #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Happy 2nd Birthday, Shammy & Scotus! Naturally we had to celebrate the only way we know how here! 🎉🐶
.
.
.
#dogbirthday #love #birthday #dogsofinstagram #austrailianshepherdsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #aah #aahaaccreditedhospital #arapahoeanimalhospital #doggiedaycare #boulderdoggiedaycare #dogboarding #boulderdogboarding #doglove #boulder #colorado"
    29
    3
  • Happy Tongue Out Tuesday from Nova! 🐶👅 . . . #tongueouttuesday #tuesday #dogsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #petlove #veterinaryhospital #bouldervets #love #arapahoeanimalhospital #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Happy Tongue Out Tuesday from Nova! 🐶👅
.
.
.
#tongueouttuesday #tuesday #dogsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #petlove #veterinaryhospital #bouldervets #love #arapahoeanimalhospital #boulder #colorado"
    34
    0
  • Happy Mother's Day from our family to yours 💜 . . . #mothersday #love #celebrate #arapahoeanimalhospital #bouldervets #veterinaryhospital #petlove #momlove #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #exoticpetsofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #aahaaccreditedhospital #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Happy Mother's Day from our family to yours 💜
.
.
.
#mothersday #love #celebrate #arapahoeanimalhospital #bouldervets #veterinaryhospital #petlove #momlove #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #exoticpetsofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #aahaaccreditedhospital #boulder #colorado"
    17
    1
  • Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Kim, our amazing Laser Therapist & Kennel Manager. Please join us in wishing her the best day - she deserves it! 🎉💫 . . . #birthday #love #lasertherapy #arapahoeanimalhospital #petlove #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Kim, our amazing Laser Therapist & Kennel Manager. Please join us in wishing her the best day - she deserves it! 🎉💫
.
.
.
#birthday #love #lasertherapy #arapahoeanimalhospital #petlove #boulder #colorado"
    43
    4
  • What does Laser Therapy mean to pets? Treats, cuddles and lots and lots of love! Scout, our April Doggle of the Month, loves his visits with Kim, our Laser Therapist! ❤️ . . . #doggleofthemonth #doggles #doggleseyewear #dogglelove #dogsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #love #cuddles #happiness #treats #aah #welovepets #arapahoeanimalhospital #lasertherapy #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "What does Laser Therapy mean to pets? Treats, cuddles and lots and lots of love! Scout, our April Doggle of the Month, loves his visits with Kim, our Laser Therapist! ❤️
.
.
.
#doggleofthemonth #doggles #doggleseyewear #dogglelove #dogsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #love #cuddles #happiness #treats #aah #welovepets #arapahoeanimalhospital #lasertherapy #boulder #colorado"
    30
    1
  • Happy National Receptionists' Day! . The Front Desk is such an integral part of our hospital - we would be lost without them. Make sure to thank your Receptionist today for all their hard work! 💕 . . . #nationalreceptionistday #receptionistlove #love #hardwork #commitment #frontdesk #veterinaryhospital #veterinaryreceptionist #clientservices

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Happy National Receptionists' Day!
.
The Front Desk is such an integral part of our hospital - we would be lost without them. Make sure to thank your Receptionist today for all their hard work! 💕
.
.
.
#nationalreceptionistday #receptionistlove #love #hardwork #commitment #frontdesk #veterinaryhospital #veterinaryreceptionist #clientservices"
    17
    2
  • But... but can't we just go back to the weekend? Do we have to do Monday this week? 😥 . . . #monday #boulderdoggiedaycare #doggiedaycare #bouldervets #veterinaryhospital #englishbulldogpuppy #englishbulldogsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram #arapahoeanimalhospital #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "But... but can't we just go back to the weekend? Do we have to do Monday this week? 😥
.
.
.
#monday #boulderdoggiedaycare #doggiedaycare #bouldervets #veterinaryhospital #englishbulldogpuppy #englishbulldogsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram #arapahoeanimalhospital #boulder #colorado"
    23
    1
  • Sunday Vibes with Monkey 🤓 . . . Caption this in the comments below! . . #sunday #vibes #cuddles #doggiedaycare #dogboarding #boulderdoggiedaycare #bouldervets #veterinaryhospital #dogsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #miniaturepoodlesofinstagram #miniaturepoodle #arapahoeanimalhospital #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Sunday Vibes with Monkey 🤓
.
.
.
Caption this in the comments below!
.
.
#sunday #vibes #cuddles #doggiedaycare #dogboarding #boulderdoggiedaycare #bouldervets #veterinaryhospital #dogsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #miniaturepoodlesofinstagram #miniaturepoodle #arapahoeanimalhospital #boulder #colorado"
    26
    1
  • This little Goober/Doggie Day Care regular just graduated from Rocky Mountain Dog Training! Please join us in celebrating Josh's big achievement! 👨🏽‍🎓 . . . #allgrownup #dogsinhats #doggytraining #doggiedaycare #boulderdoggiedaycare #dogsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #love #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "This little Goober/Doggie Day Care regular just graduated from Rocky Mountain Dog Training! Please join us in celebrating Josh's big achievement! 👨🏽‍🎓
.
.
.
#allgrownup #dogsinhats #doggytraining #doggiedaycare #boulderdoggiedaycare #dogsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #love #boulder #colorado"
    36
    2
  • Rainy day blues 🌧💙 . . . #rainyday #rainraingoaway #arapahoeanimalhospital #dogsofinstagram #raincoat #doggyraincoat #petsofinstagram #veterinaryhospital #bouldervets #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Rainy day blues 🌧💙
.
.
.
#rainyday #rainraingoaway #arapahoeanimalhospital #dogsofinstagram  #raincoat #doggyraincoat #petsofinstagram #veterinaryhospital #bouldervets #boulder #colorado"
    44
    2