Do Miniature Pinschers Shed?
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Miniature Pinscher Shedding 101
Yes, Miniature Pinschers shed a good amount of hair. They are considered to be moderate shedders in the dog community. This means that if you have a Miniature Pinscher, you can expect to have their hair get stuck on the couch, on your clothes and of course on the carpet where they lounge.
The Miniature Pinschers Shed short hairs that they have. This might make it harder to see their hair shedding with the naked eye but we promise you it exists. The dogs that have short hair usually don’t shed a ton of fur all over the place. Instead, you will see it getting stuck in places where it is the most unexpected. Also, it usually will not get pulled up as easily with a vacuum cleaner!
Miniature Pinscher Grooming Tips
If your Miniature Pinschers shed, you can do a couple of things to still keep your house neat and tidy. First of all, you need to step up the vacuuming. Usually, you will need to vacuum your house about three to four times a week. You will be surprised to see how much hair you can actually find. Once you are done vacuuming, you can also take a lint remover and run it over the bed, couch, and any other upholstery to make sure that there is not excessive hair that is still stuck to it.
Next, you can make sure that you brush your Miniature Pinschers daily to keep them from shedding all over the place. You will need to get a soft bristled brush to do this. Brush them in the direction of hair growth and not against it to keep them from getting hurt. Also, you want to make sure that your Miniature Pinschers are feeling comfortable while they are being brushed. You might also want to give them a treat or two and lots of positive reinforcement so that they learn to associate this experience with positivity. Sometimes, it might be useful to do this at a park, outside your house or on top of a training pad to make sure that all the hair is shed in the same place instead of all over the house. When you brush the Miniature Pinschers, you are brushing out hair that has already been shed. This means that you are not taking out hair, you’re just removing dead hair before it hits the ground.
Sometimes Miniature Pinschers shed because they are not getting all the vitamins and protein that they need from their food. If this is the case, you can just add some supplements to their food or even change their food. We give our dog one fish oil treat supplement to keep his coat healthy and shiny! There are a lot of options in the market so make sure to check them all out before you decide which one is best for your dog. Also, read the label to make sure you know how much to feed your dog every day.
At other times, Miniature Pinschers shed because they are being attacked by parasites such as ticks, fleas and others. In this case, you need to make sure that you are visiting a vet so that these can be taken out and your dog can be treated.
Sometimes, Miniature Pinschers shed because they are having an allergic reaction to something in their food or treats. In this case, the vet can do some blood work to determine what the reason is and give you tips on how to avoid those foods.
Anytime you see your Miniature Pinschers shed more than the normal amount, you should take them to the vet to make sure they’re healthy!