Dogs and shedding go hand in hand. It is a known fact that all dogs that have hair will at one time shed it.
Excess Border Collie shedding can be embarrassing to your guests and is evident when there is an overabundance of hair all over the place. Though it is one of the least enjoyable aspects that dog owners have to contend with, it cannot be stopped.
However, to prevent the problems that come with dog shedding, you should practice proper grooming habits. This way you will keep dog hair from your furniture, bed, carpet and everywhere else that your doggie goes.
Since grooming is the solution to stop Border Collie shedding, it is recommended that your brush the doggies coat on a regular basis.
During this time you should remove all excess hair yourself if you do not want to end up with Border Collie hair all over.
Alternatively you can use a rake and slicker brush to remove most of the dead Border collie hair.
However, it is important that you vacuum your house frequently to keep it free of all dog hair.
Regular brushing also makes the coat of your pooch healthier, stronger and softer. This is also the right time for you to check if your dog has any lumps, lesions, bumps or even external parasites.
In case you already find any of these, you should have your Border Collie treated by a qualified vet.
Diet is another factor that can stop Border Collie shedding. It is important that you always feed your doggie on kibble that is quality and vet approved. This way he will shed less.
If you go for poor quality food, you should always be prepared to vacuum and sweep your house every now and then.
Supplementing the dog’s food with fatty acid rich supplements and vitamins is also a good idea but should be with the guidance of a qualified vet. Dogs unlike human beings require larger portions of fat in their food.
Stop shedding more effectively
To stop Border Collie shedding, you should make sure that the dog’s skin is not dry. Excess shedding could be a sign that your dog is lacking oil. Dry skin tends to shed hair at the slightest excuse.
You should consider adding extra olive oil or vegetable oil to the doggies’ meals. The dog’s sebaceous glands require enough oil to retain hair on their skin and also remain healthy at all times. This will stop the doggies excessive shedding.
As much as you would want to stop Border Collie shedding, you should remember that dogs have to shed during certain seasons of the year.
At spring time, you should expect your doggie of shed that excess fur that kept it warm during the cold winter season as this is just a natural course. During this time the dog rids of any dead hair which leaves the coat in a perfect condition.