Is your cat or dog shedding hair like the leaves in autumn? Most shedding in animals occurs during the transition weather change also known as spring and fall.
As the seasons change, the coating of your pet changes. During the spring season, they shed their winter fur to make way for light coats and during the autumn season, they shed their light coat to make way for warmer fur to keep them cozy. This shedding is what helps your pets to adapt to the changing weather but this can cause a lot of mess in your house and sometimes might be Hercules’s task to clean everything up.
When it comes to shedding your pet’s breed can play a huge role in determining how much they shed, for example, a double-coated pet is the biggest shedder because of the outer coarse cover which covers the layer underneath it. But even the smallest dog sheds so it is always better to prepare yourself well in advance for the shedding season.
While you can’t stop all that shedding and you shouldn’t even, but there are ways in which you can keep your house fur-free!
In these 7 ways, you can keep your house spik and span during the shedding season!
- Brush You Pooch
Regular brushing helps to distribute the body oils evenly which in turn keeps your pet’s skin moisturized and reduces shedding. No matter what type of your breed is, you should brush your dog either way for your dog’s health and clean home. There are a plethora of brushes available based on your dog’s breed and fur coat which you can select from.
- Healthy Diet
You are what you eat right? Same stands for your fur friend also, the overall health and diet affect the skin and hair of your pet. Proper and right amounts of protein and fat, vitamins, are needed to reduce shedding.
- Bathing is a Catalyst
When you bathe your pet you not only loosen up any tangled knots but even fur, which will cause even more shedding, it will act as a catalyst for the shedding and will help your home as by making the brushing process even more productive as you can get more of the hair out of his coat each time. After the bath dry your dog so that the hair isn’t too damp and brush the hair while keeping a trash can handy and keep brushing until hair stops to come off in the brush. This will reduce the amount of shredding while roaming around the house.
- Cover Up
Just like you can prep your pet for the shedding season, you can even prep your house by throwing away some sheets where your best friend frequently naps or even sits and change it whenever you are cleaning, which will not only protect your furniture but the odor will help keep your pet’s body odor down.
No matter how much you take care of the shedding, it can make its way into the carpets or corners of the house. A vacuum cleaner can help to clean those areas properly when your pet is not sitting there.
- Lint Roller
Lint rollers aren’t just for lint’s and can be used to clean up your pet’s fur from your clothes just before you are heading out. You can even use it to clean up your couch or sofa. Lint rollers are pretty handy when your pet is shedding.
- Air Purifier
When your pet’s fur is flying in the air then Air Purifier can reduce the pet hair in the air and while so reduce the pet odor. Yet, if the hair gets caught up on your couch or cloth an air purifier won’t work but can keep your allergies at bay once the fur is floating.
No matter how much you prepare for the shedding season, you can not fully eliminate it. We advise you to get in touch with your vet if your pet sheds very excessively or if it faces any discomfort.
Tell us in the comments below which are the ways you keep up with your pet during the shedding season.