You have noticed that your Welsh Hillman loses a lot of hair. In the same way, you are worried about your Welsh Hillman, you keep picking up Welsh Hillman hairs, brushing your clothes, shaking the carpets… Let’s see below why your Welsh Hillman loses its hair and how to reduce this problem.
Your Welsh Hillman is losing its hair – Why?
Your Welsh Hillman loses its hair – Shedding periods
Shedding process for Welsh Hillman is characterized by a greater loss of hair during 2 periods (spring and autumn). So there’s no need to worry if your Welsh Hillman loses its hair in early spring and autumn. It is a natural phenomenon that allows the Welsh Hillman to coat itself with a coat that is more adapted to the upcoming season.
But as the life of the Welsh Hillman has changed from the time they stayed outdoors all day, the shedding system has also changed. Indeed, the fact that the Welsh Hillman stays all day in a heated dwelling all year round disrupts the natural phenomenon of shedding. This way, your Welsh Hillman may lose its hair permanently. This is called false shedding.
Your Welsh Hillman loses too much hair – Pathologies
If you notice a sudden loss of hair in large quantities, if your Welsh Hillman is often itchy and you have identified that it is not a moult, it could be a medical problem.
Indeed, parasitic diseases (scabies, fleas…) cause inflammation and “pruritus” (Welsh Hillman which itches) and can lead to hair loss. Your Welsh Hillman may also have an internal parasite, fungal, bacterial infection or any other pathology.
In this case, I advise you to quickly show your Welsh Hillman to his veterinarian.
Your Welsh Hillman loses its hair – What to do?
Control hair loss with regular brushing
By brushing your Welsh Hillman regularly, you can help remove dead hair before they fall out. This way, your interior will be better preserved and your Welsh Hillman will have a more beautiful coat. In addition, it is the way to check if your Welsh Hillman does not have fleas, ticks or lesions.
The most powerful brush on the market is the Furminator.
The FURMINATOR brush for Welsh Hillman
Of all the brushes on the market, it is the most effective tool for removing dead hairs and undercoats from your Welsh Hillman. This brush removes bristles without breaking them and without hurting your Welsh Hillman. In the FURMINATOR range, I have selected in particular the Shedding Anti-Moulting Tool.
Super-efficient, top, spectacular, stunning, extra… adjectives and superlatives are very numerous in the comments of the users of this brush.
The majority of opinions confirm that it is a very efficient brush. Very good marks for the quality of the product, its robustness and efficiency. One person testified that her effectiveness is spectacular and that it is the only brush she has tried that does her job as well.
Reduce hair loss by adopting a healthy diet
Diet can affect the health as well as the coat quality of your Welsh Hillman. For your Welsh Hillman to have a remarkable coat, its diet must be of good quality, rich in good fatty acids and vitamins. So be careful about the quality of the food you give him (see our article on what are the best croquettes for Welsh Hillman?).
In addition, there are several ways to supplement your Welsh Hillman’s diet to limit hair loss. Vitamins, fatty acids, omega 3 can be added to your Welsh Hillman’s regular diet. Some add salmon or rapeseed oil, others give special food supplements for a healthy coat.
Reduce hair loss with brewer’s yeast
Brewers Yeast Dog Chewables
It is the most effective food supplement (widely known and used in Europe). This product is a stimulant for hair growth and quality because it promotes the synthesis of keratin (hair protein) and slows down sebum production (reducing hair fat). Brewer’s yeast makes the coat shine and reduces hair loss.
Prevent hair loss by providing good hygiene
If it is recommended to clean your Welsh Hillman to ensure good hygiene, too frequent baths could have negative consequences on hair loss.
A recommendation: Do not bathe your Welsh Hillman more than once a month. The skin of your Welsh Hillman could be weakened.
As we have studied in our article What is the best shampoo for a Welsh Hillman, there are specially designed specific shampoos to fight against hair loss.
FURminator deShedding Ultra Premium Shampoo
FURMINATOR shampoo is recommended by veterinarians and dog groomers for its high quality.
Hypoallergenic, it is designed to reduce hair loss. It is recommended to use it in addition to the FURMINATOR brush. Its composition is enriched with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, vitamins and proteins, which contributes to the good health of the Welsh Hillmans’ skin but above all to the reduction of hair loss. It is a good product with a very unbeatable price for premium quality.
Very good comments saying that this shampoo is a quality product. Many people testify that after applying the Welsh Hillmans to the coat, they noticed more softness in the coat and shinier hair…
A minor drawback: users don’t like the coconut smell.