Pugs do shed much of their coat all year round and it even worse during summer and autumn. If you own a pug, you must at one time wondered why pug shed and what ways can on manage pug shedding. This article highlights the reasons why do pug shed and grooming tips that can help reduce shedding.
Why pug shed
Pugs have a thick coat that is full of coarse hair. Through a process called shedding, they lose their old damaged hair throughout the year. Even though shedding is a normal process for most animals, in pugs, the frequency and amount of hair that they shed is more.
Some of the factors that affect the amount of hair pug shed are-
- Pug health-If pug has health problems, it can shed more compared with healthy ones.
- Seasons-During winter, which is a cold season, pug develops thick coats, which they shed during the spring season, which is a bit warmer. The reason why they grow a thick coat during winter is to keep themselves warm.
- Pug lifestyle-In case a pug spend most of its time indoors, coat thickness will not change drastically therefore, the shedding will be fair throughout the year.
Below are tips that can reduce pug shedding
Pug grooming tips
1. Regular Brushing
Even though you cannot stop the normal pug shedding, you can reduce the amount of hair that fall on your floor, bed, couches or your clothes by brushing the coat regularly.
You have to find the best brush for pugs that can reach the pug undercoat to remove loose and damaged hair that could fall on your clothes. Brushing is not only the best way to reducing pug shedding but also it is the best time to bond with your pug. You can brush your pug on a daily basis and ensure you have the right DE shedding tool.
2. Bath him once a month
Pug bathing time is fun. For great hygiene and creating a strong bond, you can bathe your pug at least once every month. Choose the best shampoo for pugs, which should be hypoallergenic and will not irritate their skin.
In addition, pugs are prone to dermatitis conditions especially small pugs; therefore choose a shampoo that will not irritate their big eyes and ears also.
Once you have finished bathing your pug, you should use a blow dryer to dry their coat. Set the dryer to the lowest setting and move it around the pug coat.
Bathing pug also removes loose hair and leaves your pug shinning and looking good.
3. Give pug supplements
Giving pugs supplements that contain vitamin A and fatty acids can help in reducing pug shedding. You can give your pug fish oil supplements in the form of treats after bathing or brushing him.
Another option is adding olive oil to his food. It is important also to consult a veterinarian before giving your pug supplement.
4. Get a black pug
This cannot be an option if you love black pugs. There are two types of pugs. These are fawn and black pugs. Black pugs shed less compared with fawn because most of them have one coat of hair.
We cannot completely stop pug shedding but we can reduce shedding. To reduce pug shedding you need the right grooming tools in place.