Do Vizslas Shed?
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Vizsla Shedding 101
Yes, Vizslas shed. They are considered to be moderate shedders in the dog community. Although Vizslas have short hair, it can nevertheless cling to your furniture, clothes and carpet.
How to Manage Your Vizsla’s Shedding
If your Vizslas shed MORE than usual, it might be because they are missing some important nutrients or vitamins from their diet. If it is a deficiency in the food, your vet can solve this problem easy by prescribing a different kind of food for them. It is also possible that your Vizslas shed because they are having an allergic reaction to something. If this is the reason, you should also see them itchier than usual and scratching themselves throughout the day. Again, this is something that your vet can easily cure by doing a blood test and removing whatever is causing the allergic reaction from their diet. Additionally, if your Vizslas shed more than usual, it might be the case that they are being attacked by parasites or ticks and need to be properly medicated. This is another instance where you need to check in with your vet immediately!
One thing you do not want to do if your Vizslas shed is to bath them more often than usual. This is not helpful at all and instead it takes out the essential oils form their skin, makes them more itchy and makes them more likely to shed!
Vizsla Grooming Tips
You can keep your Vizslas from shedding all over the place by brushing them every single day. This does not have to be a strenuous process. You can get a soft-bristled brush for the Vizslas. Make sure that you have plenty of treats handy so that your Vizslas can associate the brushing process with positive things that they enjoy doing with you. If you feel like the hair might get stuck all over the house, you can choose to do this at a dog park or even in your back yard. Make sure, however, that your Vizslas are in a place where they do not feel threatened and they feel comfortable. That way, they will be relaxed and the process will be smoother and safer. Use the bristles in the direction of the hair growth and not against it. This way, while you are brushing down your Vizslas, you are also helping distribute the essential oils that they need to keep their coat protected and healthy. Keep in mind that you are not hurting the Vizslas and you are for sure not plucking out hair from their bodies. Instead, you are just brushing out the hair that has already died and the Vizslas shed all over the house. You are basically taking out the dead hair before it gets carried away by wind and movement and hits the ground.
It might also be helpful to keep a lint remover handy if your Vizslas shed. This way you can brush down your clothes, carpet and furniture whenever you see some hair and can keep the hair from accumulating on your household items. Finally, it will also make it easier for you to vacuum your house at the end of the week because there will be less hair all together!