We know that for some breeds of dogs, there is a never-ending shedding problem.
If you have a breed of Husky, Retriever, Pyrenees, or Saint Bernard, dog shedding may seem like a constant problem. Both summer and winter coats need to be shed to make way for the upcoming season leaving fur to clean up. You can get a jump on dog shedding by regular grooming and brushing, in between visits.
Regular grooming of your pet with baths and brushing can establish a deep bond with your best friend. Once your pet is accustomed to the routine, he/she will come to love the closeness with you and appreciate the one-on-one time, much like a child would.
We recommend some basic care techniques for pet owners who want to manage their dog’s shedding.
1. Brush your dog regularly:
A high-quality brush is your best defense against dog hair. Regular brushing, even daily for some coats, can be soothing and a bonding experience for you and your pet. Select a brush that is designed to move with the contour of your pet’s body and gently removes all shedding hair. Using a soft or firm finishing brush will give your pooch the shine you desire.
2. Give your dog a regular bath:
Bathing your dog is a great way to loosen hair and control shedding in your home. A soapy bath with the right shampoo will not only keep your dog’s coat clean and shiny, but all take away some of the hair before it sheds onto your floors.
3. Regular Grooming:
Depending on the breed of dog, frequent trips to the groomers can be a great help to shedding. Dogs that receive frequent haircuts, blowouts, and de-shedding treatments will create less of a mess in your home.
While your dog will always shed, you can take a proactive role to ensure shedding does not take over your life. Keep your home vacuumed, and have a lint roller nearby. Taking a slightly damp washcloth to surfaces in your home will quickly remove pet fur.
Taking care of your best friend can provide both you and your pet with an incredible bonding experience. While your goal is to control dog shedding, you also add the extra benefit of spending close one-on-one time!