Today we'll debunk a popular myth that some breeds just shed, or are "known for shedding."
Years ago I believed there were two types of dog breeds: dogs that don't shed, like poodles, and dogs that do shed, like Beagles and other short haired dogs. I personally love short haired breeds and border collies so I thought I was doomed to a life of sweeping up dog hair. Fortunately, I've learned that it doesn't have to be this way!
Do Your Hairballs Have Hairballs?
Depending on where they live, beagles and other shorter haired breeds will normally shed their thick winter coat in the spring. This is generally known as “blowing their coat.” If your dog sheds constantly, excessively, or if his hair is stiff and brittle, that’s an abnormal condition that may be caused by poor nutrition.
Without the proper vitamins, minerals and nutrients, you dog's body doesn't have enough good fats to keep his skin and coat healthy, leaving his skin itchy and his coat dull. Without the proper nutrition, your dog's body is in a constant state of malnourishment and it's reflected in his coat and skin!
The best way to keep up a shiny, healthy coat and skin that doesn't flake is to feed a high quality, meaty diet. Whether a meaty kibble with no grains, fillers, chemical preservatives, or a raw meat diet, it should contain meat protein and good fats. Then, adding additional good fats such as fish oil, meat fats and natural source Vitamin E. LickOchops is a great way to get both omega fatty acids and Vitamin E. Within a few months on a a good meaty diet and plenty of fats, your pooch's coat can be silky, soft, and and best of all, still on your dog!
Dinovite® supplements add Omega fatty acids, trace minerals and zinc to your dog’s diet. These natural food sources of nutrients are good for maintaining cell structure throughout the body and they promote healthy skin and shiny coat.
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