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6 Grooming Tools to Overcome Husky Shedding


   Nobody likes pet shedding, and it can make your home uncontrollably dusty. Unlike many dog breeds, huskies provide their owners with the luxury of only shedding once or twice per year, instead of dropping volumes of hair year-round. However when husky shedding season begins, you can expect a lot of hair to come off. To keep the amount of shed hair that you have to deal with to a minimum, you should get your husky ready with some preparatory grooming.

1. A Furminator Dog Brush

When the summer comes around, most of your husky shedding will be coming from the dog's thick, insulating undercoat. This is because while this layer of fur is an outstanding tool to keep your dog warm during the colder months, it would cause your husky to overheat on a hot day. A Furminator dog brush will clear your dog of its undercoat down to the deepest layer, without doing any damage to the skin.

2. Anti-Shedding Dog Shampoo

Regularly washing your dog will give you a chance to rinse hair that is ready to shed before it floats away from your husky's coat. Because of this, you will need a good dog shampoo that is uniquely made to help reduce the amount of shedding that a dog does. Because their fur is not extremely long or curly, you don't have to worry about buying any special dog shampoo for a husky.

3. Thinning Shears

Your husky's hair will be thicker in some areas; these are hot spots for shedding. A pair of thinning shears can solve this problem by evening out the thickness of your dog's coat, and taking some of the hair with it.

4. A Nail Grinder

When a husky scratches his or her body, their claws drag loose fur out and toss it all over the place. This will cause a fuzzy mess wherever the dog is sitting. Longer claws are able to pull out more hair, which means that you can help mitigate your dog's shedding problem with nail grooming. However many husky owners are afraid to cut their dog's nails, because they don't want to accidentally cause any harm. A nail grinder is the perfect solution in this regard, because it safely, painlessly shortens your dog's nails.

5. A Flea Comb

Fleas aren't just a painful nuisance for your dog. Among other things, they can cause damage to your husky's skin, exacerbating their shedding problem. Sometimes you might not notice a flea infestation on your dog until it has already gotten out of control. To help prevent any fleas that your dog may have picked up outside from hanging around, regularly comb him or her with a special flea comb. While you do this, keep a small container of steaming hot water next to you so that you can dip the comb into it and instantly kill any fleas it picks up.

Husky shedding season doesn't have to be all that tough for you to handle

With the right tools at your disposal, your husky's shedding season can be a breeze. Start preparing yourself and your dog now, so that you aren't caught off guard by shedding. Contact us at Kybra Kennels today to learn more about husky shedding, or to pick out your newest furry friend today!

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