Not all breeds are equal when it comes to shedding, and we can’t choose who we love! If you’re the owner of a Bichon Frise, you won’t have to worry too much about shedding. But if you own a Samoyed or a golden retriever, don’t lose hope just yet. Today, we will be sharing with you some ways to keep your home clean of dog hair.
Before we go into removal techniques, let’s look at how you can prevent excessive shedding… and the headache that ensues!
1. At-home brushing
Let’s get one thing straight—all dogs shed! You may hear the term “non-shedding” get thrown around a lot. While these dogs, such as the Border Terrier, don’t shed heavily, they still lose their coats naturally. They still need to be brushed from time-to-time, just less often than the heavy-shedders. Plus, the stimulation from the brushing will encourage the production of natural oils to condition the coat.
While smooth-coated dogs like a Dalmatian won’t get mats in their coat, they still shed! Use a bristle brush or curry comb to brush their coat along the grain. The brushes will remove dirt and debris. Afterward, follow up with a de-shedding tool to rid the coat of excess hair. Don’t have these tools on hand? These silicone pet grooming gloves use static to collect loose hair on your glove while you pet your dog!
Dogs with longer hairs or thicker coats must be brushed every 2-3 days. By brushing frequently, you’ll prevent mats in the long hairs, and tease out the dead hair that’s suspended in the coat.