We kicked this week off with the gorgeous Schanook, the Siberian Husky. Look at all that luscious long hair! There was a bin bag more of it on him when he walked in and if it hadn’t been groomed off, it would gradually have moulted all over his owner’s house!
Schanook needed just a basic groom but for a large dog even this can take a while! As part of the groom, all that dead hair was thoroughly brushed out to enable strong re-growth. After that he had a bath and another brush through, followed by a general tidy.
When it’s time for a growth spurt, year old Siberian Huskies like Schanook here have a tough time. During this phase their hair moults as their entire puppy coat is replaced with a courser adult one. It doesn’t stop there, though, as this process then repeats itself every year as the seasons change. Being a Husky owner can be tough on the carpet!
In general, Huskies need very little actual grooming compared to some other breeds. While they shed a great deal, their hair grows very little and doesn’t need trimming. Their undercoat insulates against the cold and the top provides protection from UV rays like a basic suntan lotion so cutting it can actually be quite bad for them.
They do need regular short brushing sessions at least once a week to keep the coat healthy and shiny. During the winter months the coat can begin to mat if it is not regularly brushed. These matts destroy the insulating properties of the undercoat and lead to a cold dog.
If you have a moulting Husky in the Weston Super Mare area, give us a call to go over some of the treatments we can offer to help you with the shedding. If they’ve not been fully groomed for a few months, it may well be time to think about getting them bathed and brushed through properly. Give us a call today and see if we have any last-minute appointments.