In the winter and the summer I spend more time cleaning up after pets who are shedding lots of hair when I am pet sitting. Here are a few tips I have learned and use to help control pet shedding.
Pet Shedding Tips
- Brushing. Regular, even daily, brushing is the best thing you can do to keep your home free of hair. Brushing will also make your pet’s coat softer, cleaner, and less likely to shed.
- Get the right food. Giving him your pet the correct dog food with good digestible protein sources is a factor. Your pet’s coat is actually the reflection on you are feeding him.
- Cover car seats and furniture. Your upholstery is a magnet for your pet’s hair and removing it is quite distressing. Thus, if you let your pet use your bed, couch or any other furniture at home then it would be wise to invest in furniture throws. It would make your furniture look more inviting to guests and not to mention cleaner.
- Vacuum. Be diligent when it comes to vacuuming your home. Doing vacuum on a regular basis is the surest way to keep your home hair-free. Hair that is newly shed is easier to remove before it works its way into upholstery fabric.
- Bathe your dog. A clean dog would always have a healthier coat. Do it at least once a week. A gentle oatmeal shampoo will clean without drying the skin
- Have regular checkups. Many diseases can affect the skin and hair coat. Regular visits to your veterinarian will help identify problems early, and provide more effective treatment.
- Control allergies and fleas. See your veterinarian to make sure your pet is getting proper allergy relief.
No one can really prevent pet shedding. All we can do is to manage their shedding so that it won’t get out of order and interfere with your daily lives.
What are your Pet Shedding Tips?
Please do leave your tips behind for us to learn too.