Deshedding is a two-part process that can be added to any bath. Many pets shed continuously throughout the year, while others may “blow” their coat seasonally. However, a deshed treatment can help keep your house from being overrun by drifts of hair in every nook and cranny.
In addition, there are a couple of health benefits of deshedding. For dogs, it removes some of the hot, dense undercoat which can help them stay cooler during steamy summers.
REQUIRED FOR BREEDS WITH DOUBLE COATS ANY HAIRCUT 1/2 INCH OR LONGER.
1. The first part of the treatment is bathing in a specially-formulated shampoo and conditioner which loosen the hair that will naturally fall out during shedding.
Both products are non-drying and hypoallergenic, so they are still gentle on the skin while strengthening the hair shafts and follicles, which reduces the amount of shedding after the treatment. First the shampoo, then the conditioner are massaged into the coat and allowed to sit for a few minutes.
2. The second part of the treatment commences after the dog is fully dried.
A comb with specialized teeth is used to comb out the loose hair until no more comes out. Unlike “thinning” human hair, the comb does not cut or damage the dog coat. The result is a shiny, healthy coat.
3. The pet will still have a few loose hairs falling out over the course of the next 48 hours.
After that, shedding will be greatly reduced if not completely eliminated. For optimum coat health and shedding prevention, a deshed is recommended once a month.