Do Jack Russells Shed?

The Jack Russell Terrier is a hunting dog breed that comes in smooth, rough, and broken coat types. As it is known, the most dangerous period is the shedding season. It is during this time that the coat is renewed. Particles of the epithelium (dandruff) fall off together with hair that causes rhinitis, epiphora, and allergenic dry cough.

Does your Jack Russell Terrier shed a lot and you don’t know what to do? This problem is common in the smooth-coated representatives of this breed. Shedding is considered one of the most problematic stages in caring for pets. The change of coat occurs twice a year, in the spring and fall. Unfortunately, allergy-prone people are not recommended to have a smooth-coated Jack Russell Terrier.

However, you don’t have to be upset. An option for people with an allergy is this hunting breed with a rough and broken coat. There is a misconception that such dogs shed much more intensely. Rough- and broken-coated terriers shed very little if they are trimmed in time.

What is trimming, you may ask? It is a painless procedure to remove aged hair from the animal body. There is no need to do the trimming by yourself at home, it is better to use the services of a professional groomer. The frequency of such “cleaning” the hair is three months.

Note that not only humans but also animals can suffer from allergies. The Jack Russell Terrier may have an intolerance to certain feeds. For example, many dogs do not digest meat protein. Vets recommend industrial hypoallergenic feed for your dog to grow up healthy and active. Today, pet stores and drugstores offer a wide range of balanced premium and super-premium feeds that have special hypoallergenic certificates.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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