Although dogs do shed all year round, normally twice a year they go through seasonal shedding when the amount of dog hair being cleaned up is at its worst, when dog owners endure a constant housework headache. Dogs shed to get rid of old, damaged, or extra hair. However, dogs will also shed broken or damaged hair, and if their skin is irritated from conditions such as allergies.
All shedding problems can be helped by Regular Grooming, remember that routine brushing and grooming are an important part of every dog’s care.(If you think your animal is shedding excessively, take him to the vet. It can be a symptom of some underlying health problem, such as a thyroid imbalance)
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Feed an appropriate dog food. A dogs coat is often a reflection of what they eat. Feed a high quality food with good digestible protein sources. Look for brands that contain skin-benefiting vitamins andOmega-3 and -6 fatty acids, which are thought to help the skin retain moisture and ease the effects of histamine released in response to allergies.
Cover furniture. If you allow your dog to sit on the sofa or bed it would be best to put a throw/blanket down first. Car seat covers are also an excellent investment and are highly recommended.
Remove dog hair from upholstery as soon as possible. Hair that is newly shed is easier to remove before it works its way into upholstery fabric. Lint rollers are handy to keep around the house.
Regularly wash and clean your dogs bed/bedding area often.
Vacuum often. Be diligent in your Vacuuming efforts. Frequent Vacuuming is the best way to keep your home hair free. Invest in a Hoover that specifies in removal of pet hair, these will have separate tools to dislodge pet hair more effectively/quickly which will cut your vacuuuming time by far.