As much as we love our pets, shedding season can be… a lot. Hair on your clothes, hair around your house, hair in your mouth after you give them a kiss… Hair everywhere. For some pets, this happens year-round, while for others spring and fall is the worst shedding season. Either way, we have a few tips to help you get through the mess.
Daily Brush to Tame the Fluff
Brushing daily is especially important if you have a dog whose coat is thick, long, or a double coat. But, even for short hair dogs and cats, a daily brush is still recommended. Brushing helps stimulate the release of natural oils to help their skin and hair stay healthy. And besides that, it creates an opportunity for some bonding time spent together.
For longer or double coats, a slicker brush such as this JW Pet GripSoft Slicker Brush is the perfect daily option. It will get rid of loose hair, dirt, and tangles.
For short hair dogs, we love this Bamboo Groom Oval Boar Bristle Brush. It also removes loose hair and dirt, leaving them soft, smooth, and shiny. Either of these brushes is great for cats as well.
If your pet doesn’t love brushing time, try HandsOn Gloves as an alternative. These gloves allow you to comb through your pet’s coat with a simple petting motion. They are gentle but effective at removing loose hair and dirt. They will work for all your hairy animals – dogs, cats, and horses alike!
We love the Skout’s Honor Probiotic Daily-Use Deodorizer as an addition to your daily grooming routine to help give your pet a fresh smell between baths. Additionally, this Probiotic Deodorizer defends against common skin conditions like itching, dandruff, or dryness and helps reduce shedding.
De-shedding is a Must
A quality de-shedding brush will make all the difference in your survival during the coat-blowing season. It will be the most effective at removing the undercoat – the cause of all those extra tufts of hair floating around your house. For double-coated pets, swap out your regular brush for an undercoat brush once a week for maintenance, and more if needed through the thick of their shedding season.
The FURminator Undercoat deShedding Tool can reduce your dog’s shedding from loose hair by up to 90% with regular use. The tool is specially designed to reach through the topcoat to safely remove the undercoat and loose hair, without causing damage.
Washing the Flurries Away
Bathe your dog once a month for optimal coat and skin health. A de-shedding product added to your bathing routine can further assist your taming of the fluff.
The FURminator Deshedding Shampoo and Conditioner are the perfect duo. The shampoo helps release the undercoat during bath time as well as neutralizes odors to eliminate that wet dog smell. The conditioner also aids in reduced daily shedding and is enriched with moisturizing ingredients to leave their coat smooth, soft, shiny, and healthy.
Use FURminator’s Pet Bathing Brush to help distribute your shampoo and conditioner. It will help scrub the products all the way down to your pet’s skin to loosen hair and dirt, all while providing your pet with a relaxing massage. The massaging bristles also promote a healthy coat by stimulating the release of natural oils from the skin.
Hairy House Necessities
The worst part of shedding season is the hair floating all around your house, sticking to your furniture, clothing, or even your car. A part of FURminator’s Ultimate Hair Reduction System, the Hair Collection Tool provides a reusable method to remove embedded pet hair from surfaces around your home.
This tool will quickly and efficiently collect hair off of clothing, furniture, and fabrics, storing it in the chamber until you empty it. Use it on your couch, bed, car, or yourself if you want, and reuse it as needed.
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We talked all about maintaining the coat and surviving shedding, now it’s time to chat about their paws! Learn more about maintaining healthy paws and claws here.
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