How to Make Dog Hair Grow Fast

by Amanda Maddox
    A dog with long, healthy hair radiates beauty.

    A dog with long, healthy hair radiates beauty.

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    Whether your dog sheds his coat in the summer or has a condition that causes hair loss, it might seem like ages as you wait for his coat to grow. Luckily, there are several steps you can take to make your pet healthier on the inside and outside to help his hair grow faster.

    Step 1

    Create a feeding program for your dog that includes food rich in omega fats. A dog that is healthy on the inside radiates health through his coat.

    Step 2

    Ask your veterinarian if you should add supplements, such as omega-3 and omega-6, to your pet’s diet. These supplements reduce inflammation of the skin, resulting in healthy, longer hair. Also, they make skin healthier by replacing essential oils and keeping your dog from scratching, which may result in hair loss.

    Step 3

    Brush your dog every day. Brushing him with a natural hairbrush helps remove dirt and debris along with dead hair while spreading natural oils over the coat. This helps stimulate hair growth.

    Step 4

    Wash your furry friend in an oatmeal shampoo once a week. This shampoo, created for skin and coat, removes bacteria and dirt that hinders hair growth.

    Step 5

    Kill growth-hindering bacteria on your dog’s skin by spraying a mixture of 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 1/2 gallon of water on him after each bath while he is still wet.

    Items You Will Need

    • Premium food
    • Omega supplements
    • Brush
    • Oatmeal shampoo
    • Vinegar
    • Water
    • Spray bottle

    Tip

    • Always rinse your dog well to prevent irritation from leftover shampoo. Never use human shampoo on your furry friend.

    Warning

    • Contact your vet before making any diet changes. Also, if you feel your dog may have a serious skin condition that is keeping his fur from growing, seek veterinarian care.

    Photo Credits

    • Dean Golja/Digital Vision/Getty Images

    About the Author

    Amanda Maddox began writing professionally in 2007. Her work appears on various websites focusing on topics about medical billing, coding, real estate, insurance, accounting and business. Maddox has her insurance and real estate licenses and holds an Associate of Applied Science in accounting and business administration from Wallace State Community College.

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