Perhaps the main downside regarding keeping a Siberian husky is that they shed – A LOT. You can literally pile up all those furs on the ground and form a fluff mountain out of it, that’s how much they shed. Siberian Huskies have a double coat, which is why during shedding season; they actually blow out their entire undercoat. Siberian Husky males shed once a year, while females shed twice a year around spring time and during fall. Shedding can last for around 3 weeks to a month.
Don’t be surprised if your dog has bald patches in its body during this period, and if all your furniture is full of clumps of hair! However, all this is essential to keep your pet insulated and also encourage the growth of a new and smoother coat. Once the shedding period comes to an end, you’ll find that your pet will not shed as much until the next shedding period. By then, he’ll be very easy to care for because all you have to do is give him the right diet to maintain good skin and coat, brush your pet regularly, trim his nails every now and then, check his teeth, and give him a bath if need be.
Some newbie Siberian husky keepers such as yourself will ask this question: does the climate affect you’re the husky’s shedding? The answer is yes. If you live in a colder climate, you’ll find that there will be seasons when your pet shed out its undercoat completely. If you live in a more humid climate, the shedding periods might be more diffused with your pet shedding all year round. However, if you live in a climate that has high humidity levels or gets very hot the shedding could be worse.
You have to understand that the double coat is what protects your pet from the varying degrees of seasons/ climate. The undercoat keeps them warm during the winter season. On the other hand, shedding the under coat during summers is their way to cool off.
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