Our pets are members of our family. We love them and want them to be happy and healthy. If you are like most people who have a beloved canine, you probably allow them to spend a good amount of time inside your home. This means your dog probably has free reign to run all over the house. Some people even allow their dog on furniture and in their bed. Unless you have a specific kind of breed, your dog probably does a lot of shedding. This can prove to be difficult to handle, inside of your home.
The Shedding Problem
Most dogs shed. If you have your pet indoors, this is something you probably have to deal with. If you suffer from allergies or simply do not enjoy having hair all over everything, you will need to come up with a good plan to keep that hair at bay. The most obvious is keeping your home clean. If you have a longhaired dog this means vacuuming and sweeping every single day. A vacuum even on hardwood floors is typically the best way to pick up all that hair. You can even use a vacuum on couches and other furniture. Get something small and easy to handle so that you can get in tight spaces.
Brushing Your Dog
Brushing your dog every day is another good way to keep dog shedding to a minimum. An itchy dog will shed in your home like crazy. Brushing them every day can help. Take your pet outdoors and give them a good brushing to control the oils in their skin and to get rid of excess hair. You might be surprised to see just how much hair you can get off them with daily brushing. Head on down to the pet store and find a good brush that will really take off the hair. This can be one of the best ways to eliminate so much shedding in your home.
Anything You Can Do
Anything you can do to keep your pet’s hair to a minimum should be considered. Not only for you but also for the guests that come into your home. No one wants to sit down on furniture only to get up and be covered in dog hair. Lint rollers can be a great option for this. Before you have friends and family come for a visit, lint roll all the furniture so that they can sit down in a clean place. If your own pet’s hair bothers you, you can be sure that it will bother your guests.
Eric Blair writes about dogs and dog health tips from www.mycaninehealth.com that dog lovers and enthusiasts are deperately looking for.
Managing a shedding problem can be a difficult task, especially when you have a busy life and would rather spend your free time playing with and spending time with your dog instead of cleaning up after them. There are oil and skin care products that are supposed to help, but I haven’t tried them so I am not sure if they work or not. One thing you mentioned that I know works is keeping them clean…if you clean off all the dead hair, then it won’t get dragged all over the place and left behind to make a mess later. Another option, is if you do not already have a dog, is to get one that doesn’t shed to much to begin with. There are many breeds that fall into this category, but you may be surprised at which ones.
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