When our pets are shedding their hair all over our homes we sometimes wonder if this could be a new way of decorating. After all, isn’t this why furniture is called furniture? Shedding has always been the nemesis of dog lovers, and it’s what keeps people with allergies from owning a dog. With all the unique tools on the market today to help keep our dogs’ coats healthy, shedding need not be a problem anymore. Dogs usually shed twice a year in the spring and fall. If they shed more than that, you should probably have them checked by your veterinarian.
There are many de-shedding combs and brushes available to help reduce the amount of hair that is drifting around your home and settling on your furniture. The Bamboo Dog Undercoat and Dematting Rake joins two tools together into one. The rake takes away the heavy winter coat while the dematting rake works well to get through those difficult matts that your pet may have acquired over the winter months. The GroomAir Electric Grooming Brush simplifies grooming with firm bristles that collect dirt and dead hair.
I have found the Furminator or the Furejector work extremely well on my dogs, reducing the amount of hair they shed by up to 90%. There are also many excellent shampoos and conditioners to help with shedding in your dog. Eliminating floating hair and dander due to shedding can relieve the allergy sufferers in your home, and you won’t have to redecorate unless you want to!
Also a great tool is the irobot roomba pet series vacuum. This little floor vacuum automatically vacuums up the pet hair for you. It learns the pattern of your house and picks up all the loose hair your pet sheds.