A Husky’s coat is a tricky thing. Actually, it often is a deal breaker for many thinking of getting one.
They shed year round
twice a year they moult
The coat is so thick that it makes examining the dog’s skin and checking for fleas quite challenging
It absorbs odors
The good part about their coat is that it keeps them isolated from the elements – both cold and sun. It is covered in natural oils making it water and dirt repellent. It’s actually quite amazing – the dirt simply dries and falls off their coats!
You need to brush them at least once a week, however, you shouldn’t bathe them more than 3-4 times a year, since you don’t want to wash off the oils.
Usually by the end of a fun filled summer this cartoon depicts the state of his coat:
and that’s how we know it’s time to head over to Bow Wow Hause.
Because of Rocco’s epilepsy, we always go to our friend and trusted groomer, Bryan. Rocco knows and loves him, and even though he still hates getting groomed, it makes the experience less stressful for him and I know he is in capable hands should he have a seizure.
He got a nice rosemary bath, a coat conditioning treatment and he’s all set for the fall.