Shedding is a natural process for dogs and cats, and while it’s completely normal, it can be frustrating for pet owners. Fortunately, proper grooming techniques can go a long way in controlling the fur and keeping your house clean. Here are tips for dealing with shedding and how grooming can help control pet fur.
Consistent grooming sessions can significantly reduce shedding. Brushing your pet at least a few times a week helps to remove loose fur before it accumulates around your home.
A well-balanced diet rich in essential nutrients plays a crucial role in your pet’s overall health, including the condition of their coat. Check with your veterinarian to make sure your furry friend is getting the right nutrition if you are worried.
Hydration and Moisturization
Proper hydration and moisturized skin promote a healthy coat. Make sure your pet has access to clean water at all times, and consider using appropriate moisturizing shampoos or conditioners during baths.
Bathing your pet on a regular basis can help control shedding. Be careful not to over-bathe, as it can strip natural oils from their coat, leading to skin issues.
Talk With Your Vet
If you notice excessive shedding or changes in your dog’s coat, it’s a good idea to consult your veterinarian. Underlying health issues can sometimes manifest as changes in shedding patterns.
Vacuum and Clean
To deal with the fur that collects around your home (especially in the corners and under the couch,) invest in a high-quality vacuum cleaner designed to handle pet fur and use it regularly.
During peak shedding seasons, consider only grooming your pet in one spot in your house to make the cleanup easier. Maybe an outdoor deck or bathroom with easily cleaned floors.
One popular tool in managing shedding is a de-shedding brush and solution. The solution loosens fur from your pet’s undercoat, often the primary culprit behind excessive shedding. Then, the de-shedding brush allows it to reach deep into the coat, effectively capturing loose fur before it ends up all over the house. However, it’s important to use these with care because overuse or improper technique can potentially damage the skin or topcoat.
While it’s impossible to completely eliminate shedding, working to manage it with regular grooming at home, a balanced diet, and adding professional grooming services, you’ll significantly reduce the fur build-up in your home. You’ll keep your pet happy, too. After all, they will spend quality time with you in the process!
Contact our grooming department today at 425 483-9333 or learn more about our services for shedding, de-matting, and more.