In most likelihood, your pet’s shedding at this time of year is triggered by the increase in outdoor temperature as Spring sets in. Just as we pack away our winter jackets, your pet is beginning to shed that thick winter fur coat which kept them warm during those frosty outdoor walks. If you suspect that your pet is shedding due to other health reasons, such as irritations, infections or food-related allergies, it’s important to take your furry friend to their veterinarian for a checkup.
Although you can’t stop your pet from shedding completely, there are steps you can take that will help minimize its presence in your apartment! Continue reading to find out how you can minimize shedding or easily clean it up around your home this spring.
Tips to Minimize Your Pet’s Shedding
Regular brushing should be a part of your routine to help keep your pet’s skin and coat healthy. If you don’t already do this, consider brushing your pet to help keep his/her coat manageable. Regular brushing will also help to cut down on the amount of hair that is left around your apartment. It’s a win, win! There are a variety of brushes to choose from, which that will all act differently based on the hair type of your pet. To learn more about which brush you should consider using, click here.
Like humans, your pet’s skin and coat will reflect what they eat. Speak with your veterinarian to see which food will work best for your pet.
Especially in the winter, your pet’s skin can become dry. Consider giving your pet regular bathes to clean and nourish their skin and coat with a hydrating conditioner.
Tips to Tackle Shedding Around Your Apartment
Try to stop leaving your clothes in the open to avoid your pet using them as their own personal bed! You can also use dryer sheets when drying your clothes (the hair will stick to the sheets due to the static).
Keep a lint roller handy. Whether it’s by the front door, in your purse, in the car; you’ll be thankful you have it when you need it! Running a damp rubber glove or sponge over your upholstered furniture helps to removed embedded fur with ease.
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Microfiber cloths and mops are great because the static electricity helps capture the hair.
Shedding is inevitable, but trying some of the above tips will help keep your pet healthy and your apartment hair-free!
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