Huskies are particularly heavy moulters!
A couple of people this week have asked me about the de-shedding treatment that we offer and what it involves. I am told that there is someone offering 'de-shedding' locally where the service involves clipping the hair away (NOT a good idea).
I wanted to explain what we do here at Mutleys and how it helps the shedding dog.
Our de-shedding service is the same one that I have offered ever since I founded the business in 2004, and is extremely popular and useful for dogs who have the type of hair that moults heavily. (Think of Bulldogs,Labradors, Staffies, Boxers, Retrievers, Huskies, German Shepherd Dogs etc) It is a combination of speciality products and techniques that we use to help remove the dead, loose hair from a dog's coat all in one go while he or she is in the salon.
This is the hair that would be coming out anyway, but over a period of days and weeks, rather than in one fell swoop. We are simply speeding up the process so it goes in our hoover instead of yours!
This is Sky-Dog at Ashby with some of his old hair
It is very rare for a professional groomer to have occasion to actually clip the coat of a breed like this that has a double coat. It would only happen in rare cases, on medical grounds.
Please do be aware that if your double coated dog is clipped, the hair will very likely be altered and grow back curly, frizzy or patchy. There are some exceptions to the rule, but please be careful;. The natural coat of a Husky (for example) provides natures way of protecting the dog from temperature extremes both hot and cold. Correct de-shedding of the coat can help keep the coat and skin healthy and better able to do it's rightful job. Shaving the double coat removes that protective layer and can expose the dog to risk of overheating /sunburn etc.
If you would like to book your dog in for a de-shedding treatment and you are not sure, please feel free to ask your groomer as many questions as you like, we are always happy to advise. De-shedding comes free of charge with our bath and brush packages, and we also include it in the package for some of our trimmed dogs that moult. (i.e. Border Collies, Border Terriers etc)
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