1. Brushing your pug
There seems to be only one sure-fire way to control your Pug’s shedding and that is by brushing your Pug every day. A few strokes a day will help, but won’t really accomplish much. That’s why you’ve got to dedicate a chunk of time to brushing your Pug, starting with the head and ending with the tip of its tail. You’ve got to brush the hair on both sides and you’ve also got to get your Pug to roll over so you can brush the hair on its belly.
You might find that a brushing mitt works well on your Pug. The Kong Zoom Groom has a very good reputation for being a great brush to use while brushing your pet.
After brushing your Pug, you’ll always be covered in Pug hair so have a lint brush handy. And not only will you be covered with Pug hair, everything else in your home will be, too! It’ll be on floors and upholstered furniture and tucked in every corner. That’s why, besides regular grooming, you’ll need to get into the habit of vacuuming your house (and probably your car, too!) every day.
You can learn a great deal about maintaining the beautiful pug coat by using a brush by reading out article dedicated to maintaining the pug coat.
Fortunately, the Pug is one of the more sociable dog breeds and there aren’t many Pugs that will object to all the attention that comes along with a daily brushing routine. If you want to love a Pug, you’ve got to love all the hair that’s part of this package deal!
2. Adding flax seed oil or other supplements to the pug food:
Some people also claim that adding flax seed oil or linoleic acid to your dog’s food helps. The fatty acids in these ingredients help your dog develop healthy underlying skin which in turn should help produce a healthier coat of hair. Pets aren’t capable of synthesizing these fatty acids, which is why people recommend that they be supplemented. Products containing linoleic acid such as Linatone are available at most pet supply stores. For our pugs, we use the Dogswell (see our http://bunkblog.net Dogswell review!) products such as Sweet Potato Treats that contain flax seed oil but it does not seem to have helped too much. He still sheds just the way he used to before. Some people swear by Senergy’s supplement, which is supposed to help with all kinds of dogs that shed. I have not tried this yet but this product seems to have great reviews.
My vet has told me that usually she would like the dogs to get all their nutrition from the food they eat. She is not a fan of supplements and so we have not tried one. We asked the vet today what would be the best supplements to help reduce shedding. Our vet at Banfield suggested we use anything that has Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. While we were at the pet store today we ran into a couple of different options.