When it comes to keeping your furry friends looking their finest, there are many different tips and tricks you can take advantage of. One of the best ways to ensure your dog, cat, or other furry critters are their show best is to incorporate de-shedding into their regular grooming routine. But many pet owners don't know much about what de-shedding is or how it helps keep their pets fur coats shimmering and shining for years to come.


Today, we wanted to share what you need to know about de-shedding and why it's an essential part of keeping your furry friends happy and healthy.


So, what exactly is de-shedding?


Before we dive into what de-shedding is, it's essential to understand why it's necessary in the first place. The health of your pet's fur coat requires that you remove all hair from their undercoat. Without doing so, can lead to irritation or other skin conditions.


Think of de-shedding like a facial treatment for your pet's undercoat. The process of de-shedding is designed to remove loose hairs and particles that are trapped near their skin. When you brush your furry friend, you're typically only removing surface hairs and particles without addressing the buildup within their undercoat.


What are the benefits?


One of the most significant benefits of de-shedding your pet is that it drastically reduces the amount of fur that your pet sheds and leaves in those annoying piles around your home. For those pet owners with larger dogs such as labs, it can mean not finding their stray hairs on the top of counters and sinks.


When you think about it, isn't reducing their shedding really the best benefit of them all?


Why do dogs shed?


Why they shed typically depends on the type of coat they have. There are many different breeds of both dogs and cats, and they tend to have different shedding styles. Have you ever pushed back your pet's fur and noticed that underneath the top layers is an entirely different type of fur?


That's their undercoat, and many species have them, so it's essential that you give your pet's undercoat the attention it needs. Their undercoat is what provides your pet with the insulation and protection they need. Some breeds shed, and others don't, but if your pet has an undercoat, you can reduce the amount of shedding they do by taking regular care of their undercoat.


How do I de-shed my pet?


Deshedding your pet as part of their weekly grooming routine will make for less hairy days around your home. To de-shed your pet, you need to first thoroughly check their skin for any sores, bruises, or irritation.


It's best to de-shed your dog or cat after you've given them a good brush treatment. After all, they spoil you with love and affection, so a little at-home spa time is excellent for their happiness. Once you've finished brushing your pet, you want to use de-shedding tools to ensure that every area of your pet is properly and thoroughly to remove any tangles, buried hairs, and other things that can get trapped beneath the top layer of fur.


If you're looking to spoil your pet with the ultimate grooming experience, the Woof Gang in Clearwater has a full line of de-shedding and grooming treatments for your furry best friends! Our de-shedding services are designed to leave your pal feeling like they've had the perfect day at the spa.


Let the de-shedding pros at Woof Gang take care of your pet today. Call our friendly, knowledgeable team of professional groomers to schedule your pet pampering today!