Single vs Double coat
Single coated dogs have one coat of longer guard hairs which helps repel moisture and dirt, and no undercoat. They usually don’t have the periods of coat blow out multiple times a year that the double coated dogs do when transitioning into a new season. Some examples are Shih Tzus, Poodles, Boxers, & Schnauzers.
Double coated dogs have a top coat as well as an undercoat of shorter, woolier hairs. The double coat keeps the dog cooler in the summer months and warmer in the wintertime, acting as insulation. The denser the undercoat, the fluffier the dog appears and the more grooming is required. Coat blow often occurs when the dog is transitioning from winter to summer, and the undercoat is released in large clumps. Some examples include Labrador Retrievers, Huskies, German Shepherds, and Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Whether single or double coated, dogs have a variety of coat lengths and textures, which have their own grooming requirements.
Shed Control Treatment
Although it’s a natural process, shedding can be frustrating, but there are ways to minimize the impact and keep your pup’s skin and coat healthy! Regular maintenance with bathing and brushing reduces the amount of fur and dander in your home, particularly for those with a double coat.
Our Spa is here to help! Our Shed Control Treatment is designed to remove the excess hair, dander, and dirt in your dog’s coat. We start by blowing out the coat and loosening the dead hair underneath. After a thorough bath, we blow the coat again in combination with brushing, spending extra time to make sure we remove as much hair as possible. This method is less damaging to the skin and coat than brushing alone.