Don’t believe everything you hear about “no shed puppies”, learn the facts about this type of dog breed!
Yorkshire Terriers, Maltese, Shih Tzus, and Toy Poodles are all examples of no shed dog breeds, and these adorable furless friends are the perfect alternative for those who suffer from fur allergies. No shed puppies can be hypoallergenic depending on an individual’s specific allergies, because they have coats made of hair. At PetCenter, we take pride in providing education for pet owners. Read on to learn the basics of caring for no shed puppies.
Understand the shed cycle.
While they don’t shed as much as dogs with fur, it is important to understand that no shed dogs do shed hair, therefore the terms “no shed puppies” and “no shed dogs” can seem a bit misleading. These terms are used to describe the breeds that shed considerably less compared to dogs with fur. If you have dog allergies it is important to note that as the seasons change, shed cycles begin, and irritation can follow.
The first step in becoming a responsible and loving pet owner is choosing the right pet. If you suffer from allergies, stop by our local PetCenter first and learn more about finding the right hypoallergenic dog for you.
Once you find the no shed puppy of your dreams, be prepared to create a relationship with your local groomer. Regular visits to a groomer will ensure your no shed dog’s coat is well maintained and free of tangles and debris. Hypoallergenic dogs shed dead hair, but often this dead hair will mat in their coat. This is especially true for curly haired breeds. Normal visits to the groomer can keep your puppy looking fabulous and make at home maintenance simple.
Choose the right type of brush.
At home care between visits to the groomer will keep your no shed puppy happy. With a wide variety of brands available, selecting the correct brush for your puppy’s coat can be overwhelming.
At PetCenter, our staff specializes in providing education for pet owners. We are the industry leader in the arena of animal care, because we provide ongoing staff training programs and in-store animal husbandry systems. Not only can we can help you find the perfect no shed puppy, but we can ensure that you have the correct brush for your new friend. This will make at home care painless for you and your new puppy.
Provide a clean environment.
No shed dogs and humans with dog allergies can benefit greatly from a clean environment. A clean home will prevent dirt and debris from becoming entangled in the coat of your no shed puppy and will decrease the amount of dander (dead skin cells that all dogs shed), which can cause allergic reactions. Investing in a pet vacuum with a HEPA filter and washing your dog’s bedding regularly is a great way to keep your home and your no shed puppy clean.
Shampoo and condition.
Jumping in mud, knocking over trashcans, and drinking out of toilet bowls are just a few of the tasks on the to-do list of a new puppy, and it’s your job to clean it all up. Invest in a gentle sulfate free shampoo and conditioner to use on your puppy’s coat after a long day of dirty work. We offer a wide array of puppy safe shampoos and conditioners!