Is There A Way To Get My Dog To Shed Less?

If there is one universal struggle among pet parents, it would be coming face-to-face with dog hair. The hair of our canine companions tends to creep its way into almost everything in our houses.

We have seen it on our floors, furniture, clothes, blankets, and even in our mouths! Sigh. Frustrated and at our wit’s end, we often do not know what to do. Thankfully, there are some experts out there who have given the following advice when it comes to shedding:

  • Fur-friendly furniture: whether you are in a position where you can buy new furniture or can purchase material to cover your dog’s favorite chilling area, there is an answer for you! Denim, leather (or fake leather), microfibres, and any material with a tight weave has been shown to be the easiest for removing dog hair. Alternatively, you can lightly spray your furniture with water, or an anti-static spray, and use rubber gloves with a cloth to gently wipe off the loose hair
  • Floor sweeping and clothing: if you are considering a new apartment, the best would be to choose one with tiles or hardwood floors that wipe easily. If, however, you are not in a position to do so, there are other means you could try. Pumice stones have been deemed as effective to get out stubborn embedded dog hair. Vacuums and rakes have also been seen as an effective way to get that hair out! When it comes to your clothing, get yourself a lint roller to quickly get that hair to stick onto the roller, and not on your brand-new coat!
  • Maintaining your dog and your house: an easy way of maintaining the shedding amounts of your dog is through using proper grooming equipment (such as a good brush). This is equally as important for your house, so changing the filters in your vents regularly will also aid in the amount of hair floating about.

How do you manage your dog’s shedding? Let us know in the comments!

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