If you don’t control your dog’s hair shedding, your home situation could get a little hairy. Get pet hair out of your head (and off your furniture!) with these 5 easy tips.
While spring is the season when our furry friends begin to shed their winter coats in earnest, many dogs will 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 brushing to control dog shedding
- Other de-shedding tools for your dog
- Controlling the dog hair on your furniture, clothes and surfaces
- The importance of a good diet on dog shedding
- How a groomer can help with dog shedding
Regular grooming and brushing 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 dogs need to be brushed once a week. You’ll find a wide range of grooming essentials for dogs of all shapes and sizes at Petbarn.
Combs, brushes and bathing aren’t the only ways to manage your dog’s shedding. 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 dog 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. This product comes in a range of sizes, helping you to control your dog’s shedding no matter their size.
It’s inevitable that you won’t be able to control all dog hair that is shed throughout your house. But, there are some handy tools you can use that will effectively clean dog hair from your surfaces. 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 and control dog hair spreading through your house. 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.
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 shedding, 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 regularly
A professional groom at a Petbarn Grooming salon is one of the best ways to help manage your dog’s shedding as it allows for a deeper clean, which helps to dislodge more loose hair from your dog’s coat. We offer five-star dog bath and grooming services for dogs as well as additional services including sensitive skin treatments and flea, tick and worming treatment 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. Minimising dog hair doesn’t have to be difficult with our 5 easy tips to control dog shedding.