If you don’t keep on top of your dog’s shedding, your home situation could get a little hairy. Get pet hair out of your head (and off your furniture!) with these easy tips.
While spring is the season when our furry friends begin to shed their winter coats in earnest, many dogswill lose loose hair all year round. Whether your dog has a long- or short-haired coat, here are some simple steps you can take to help minimise your pet’s moulting.
Regular grooming is an essential part of helping to manage your dog’s shedding. Aside from regular bathing, nail clipping and paw maintenance, your dog will need frequent brushing to help dislodge loose hair. Some dogs will need more brushing than others depending on the length of their coat. For longer-haired dogs, we recommend brushing every day, whereas short-haired dogsneed to be brushed once a week. You’ll find a wide range of grooming essentials for dogs of all shapes and sizes at Petbarn.
Use de-shedding tools
Combs, brushes and bathing aren’t the only ways to manage your dog’s moulting. There is a great range of specially designed de-shedding tools on the market to help make your life as a pet parent easier. Many tools, such as the FURminator, can help you reduce the amount of loose hair in your house by up to 90 per cent by reaching deep beneath your dog’s topcoat to easily and gently remove the undercoat and loose hair.
Keep your furniture & clothes hair-free
Keep your home fur-free by regularly removing dog hair from your clothes, floors and furniture. While vacuuming, dusting and de-linting are recommended, there are also other implements available to help remove dog hair. Take the fur out of your furniture by gently rubbing it with a rubber squeegee, or use a pet hair roller with easy-tear adhesive sheets to quickly pick up hair, lint and fuzz from clothes, couches and carpets.
Feed your pet a high-quality diet
In order to minimise shedding you need to carefully consider your dog’s diet and ensure they are getting all the vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy and happy. To manage moulting, we recommend feeding your dog a super premium diet packed full of high-quality proteins, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E and B-complex vitamins, which are all fantastic for promoting shiny coats and healthy skin.
Go to the groomers
A professional groom at a Petbarn Grooming salon is one of the best ways to help manage your pet’s shedding as it allows for a deeper clean, which helps to dislodge more loose hair from your pet’s coat. We offer five-star dog bath and grooming services for dogs as well as additional services including sensitive skin treatments, flea, tick and worming application.
Don’t hesitate to chat with a friendly Petbarn team member to hear about the best ways to help reduce your dog’s shedding.