How do you control the shedding of a Newfoundland dog?


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The Newfoundland is a double-coated dog that naturally sheds large amounts of fur during seasonal temperature changes. While you cannot eliminate shedding, you can help keep it under control. Use a shampoo made for dogs when bathing and brush the coat regularly to reduce fur in unwanted places.

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  1. Shampoo less frequently

    Shampooing your dog too frequently robs its coat of the essential oils that keep the fur healthy. Unhealthy fur is more likely to break and shed. Try to reduce shampooing to two to three times per year to improve the health of your pet's skin and coat.

  2. Brush the dog's coat regularly

    Regular brushing helps to keep the loose hair under control. During shedding season, brush the dog daily. Begin the process with a slicker brush to remove any mats. Move to a wire-pin brush to clean excess loose hair from the coat.

  3. Clean the excess fur

    A Newfoundland is a large dog with a lot of fur to shed. Use a lint roller to remove fur from clothing and upholstery. Use a vacuum designed for pet hair to clean carpets. Clean hard-surface floors using a dust mop with disposable covers that use static to pick up the fur.

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