Do Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers Shed?
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Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Shedding 101
Yes, Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers Shed. That being said, they shed an extremely small amount given that they are a medium sized dog breed. Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers shed so little that they are considered to be a hypoallergenic dog breed and are great for people who suffer from severe allergies.
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers shed little and so if you own one you probably only need to vacuum your hour about once a week. You can even keep a small lint remover handy to remover any excessive hair that might shed on couches, pillows, upholstery, your clothes or the carpet.
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Grooming Tips
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers shed so little that you do not need to brush them down more than once a week. As you think of brushing them down, you will want to get yourself a soft-bristled brush to help you with the process. Make sure to brush in the direction of hair growth and not against it. Also, try to choose a spot where you and your dog will both be comfortable doing this activity. This might be in your living room, balcony, the dog park or even the bathroom floor. If you are doing it in the house you might want to put a training pad or something else that is quite similar underneath your dog to make sure that the cleanup process is easier.
There are some reasons why sometimes Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers shed more than usual. First off, Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers shed more than usual if they are missing something an essential protein or vitamin from their diet. If this is the case, it is an easy fix because your vet can tell you exactly what it is and even suggest a supplement or change of food all together than will make the meals more wholesome for your dog.
At other times, Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers shed more than usual if they are being attacked by parasites such as ticks and fleas. In this case, it is important that you take your dog to the vet so that they can be pluck those buggers out and help you make sure that you pet is well protected.
It is also possible the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers shed more than normal when they are allergic to something that is in their food, is being fed to them in the form of treats or is present in their environment. Although allergies are easy to spot (because you will see your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers shed more, have watery eyes, a runny nose, itchy skin, etc) it is a little more difficult to be able to tell what they are allergic to because really it could be anything. A vet will be able to run a short blood test on your dog and tell your what kind of an allergy your pet has. Sometimes, you might be able to just give them some antihistamines. At other times, it might be necessary to give them allergy shorts. Work with your vet to determine what is best for your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers that shed!