Ways to Deal with Shedding

dog laying on couch with shedded fur around them

If you have a pup in the family, chances are your home is covered in fur. You’re not alone! Pet parents everywhere know the struggle of dealing with this problem. From furniture and clothing to rugs and car seats, it can seem like there’s no escape from dog hair.

But don’t despair – while shedding is a natural process for our four-legged friends, some simple steps can help reduce the amount of fur around your home:

Brushing & Bathing

Frequent brushing and bathing can be an effective way to reduce shedding in dogs. Regularly brushing your pup can help remove loose hairs that would otherwise end up all around your home. In addition, regular baths will keep their coats clean and healthy, which helps minimize the amount of fur they shed.

You can also try adding a de-shedding shampoo to your pup's bath routine! These products strengthen your dog's coat while encouraging loose hairs to come out at bath time.

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Diet Changes

Another effective way to reduce shedding in dogs is by making changes to their diet. A healthy, balanced diet can help promote a strong coat that sheds less than an unhealthy one. Adding essential fatty acids such as Omega 3s and 6s into your pup's meals gives them the nutrients they need for a soft and shiny coat that stays on their body and off your clothes!

Additionally, supplements like biotin or fish oil can also help strengthen the hair follicles and keep shedding at bay.

Consult with your vet to ensure you are providing your pup with the food best suited for their needs.

Removing Fur From Around the Home

Getting rid of pet fur around the home can seem impossible, but there are a few tricks and tools that can help.

1. Vacuum regularly

Use a vacuum with high-powered suction to pick up pet hair from furniture, floors, and carpets.

2. Use high-quality lint rollers

As a pet parent, you're no stranger to lint rollers! Keep these handy for easy and quick fur removal.

3. Brush your pets outside or in the garage

Brushing your pup outdoors will keep their fur out of the house! If that’s not an option for you, try brushing them in the garage or any other area away from living spaces.

4. Invest in a good pet hair remover tool

Many products on the market are designed specifically for removing pet fur from furniture and hard surfaces like tile or wood floors. These tools usually come with special grippers that can easily lift pesky hairs off of surfaces, so they don’t stick around inside your home.

5. Cover heavily trafficked areas with blankets or throws

Covering couches and chairs with washable blankets is an effective way to keep pet hair at bay

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