As pet owners, we adore our furry companions, but sometimes we find ourselves puzzled by their shedding habits and hygiene needs. It’s not uncommon for dogs to leave a trail of fur wherever they go, especially during spring and fall, prompting questions about why they shed so much and why baths and blowouts are essential for their well-being.

Understanding the Shedding Process:

Dogs shed their coats as part of a natural process called “molting.” This shedding cycle helps them regulate their body temperature, get rid of damaged or old hair, and make way for a new, healthier coat. The frequency and intensity of shedding can vary depending on factors like breed, season, health, and environmental conditions.

In the Springtime, dogs have a natural circadian rhythm that tells their body when it is time to lose the thick fur and start growing their summer coat! This is a natural process and we as groomers refer to this as “blowing the coat.”

Why Do Dogs Shed?

Breed Characteristics

Some breeds, like Huskies and Retrievers, have double coats designed to provide insulation and protection from the elements. These breeds tend to shed heavily, especially during seasonal changes.

Temperature Regulation

Dogs shed to adapt to temperature fluctuations. In warmer months, they shed their thicker winter coats to stay cool, and vice versa in colder

Health & Nutrition

A dog’s diet and overall health play a significant role in their coat condition. Nutrient deficiencies or underlying health issues can lead to excessive shedding or dull, dry coats.

Stress and Anxiety

Stressful situations or anxiety can trigger increased shedding in some dogs. This shedding is often temporary and resolves once the stressor is removed.

The Importance of Baths and Blowouts

Regular grooming, including baths and blowouts, is crucial for maintaining your dog’s coat health and overall well-being. Here’s why:


Dogs can accumulate dirt, debris, and odor on their fur, especially after outdoor adventures or playtime. Bathing helps remove these impurities, keeping your furry friend clean and smelling fresh.

Skin Health

Bathing helps prevent skin problems like irritation, itching, and infections by removing excess oils, dirt, and dead skin cells. It also promotes circulation and stimulates the production of natural oils, which contributes to a healthy, shiny coat.

Allergen Control

Regular baths can reduce allergens like dander and pollen, making your home environment more comfortable for allergy sufferers.

Blowouts for Coat Maintenance

Blow drying your dog’s coat after a bath helps prevent matting, tangles, and excessive shedding by ensuring that the fur is completely dry. It also fluffs up the coat, making it look fuller and healthier.

Let Us Handle the Grooming!

Shedding and grooming can seem like endless chores, that is why we developed our Bath & Brush Membership Program meant to help keep your pup fresh and clean and shedding clean-up to a minimum.

Our memberships are based on a tiered program; each tier includes different hygiene items based on your preferences and your pups needs. Learn more about our membership tiers available at both our Layton and Logan locations on our website or by giving us a call. Our groomers are a great resource when deciding which tier your fur baby will fall under and give you an idea of your monthly investment.

Schedule a DeShed or enroll in our membership program today! After all, a happy, healthy dog with a shiny coat is worth every bit of effort! Give us a call to schedule your appointment!