While our pets take up a big spot in our hearts and lives, it seems like their hair can sometimes feel like it’s taking over our homes. To maintain shedding and pet hair getting all over you and your furniture, you’ll have to follow a few basic steps.
Shedding is normal, but excessive shedding is not. If you feel like your four-legged friend may have an issue with the amount of hair he is shedding daily, it’s probably best to see your vet. Constant shedding could be a sign of hormonal problems, poor diet, sunburn, fleas, mites, pregnancy, and possible infections. If your dog or cat is shedding too much, it can be resolved with certain supplements, but you’ll have to figure out the root of the problem first.
Another way to control pet hair in your home is to embrace your grooming responsibilities. Spending 10 minutes per day brushing out your cat or dog in the garage or outdoors can save you tons of time when it comes to sweeping, vacuuming, and dusting.
These responsibilities include bathing your pets regularly, but not too often. Keeping your pets clean will cut down on dirty hair, itchiness, and irritated skin, which all can result in shedding. Although, keep in mind that bathing too often can strip them of their natural oils and make their skin very dry, which can also result in shedding their hair. You’ll have to find the perfect balance to keep their coat in tip-top shape.
Luckily, there are so many tools to use and creative tips for pet owners to try out regarding controlling the amount of pet hair in your home. Lint rollers aren’t just for lint anymore; you can use a damp rubber glove to gather up the hair off of upholstered furniture or even a dry squeegee on the carpet to pull up stubborn pet hair, so it’s easier to grab and toss in the trash.
Check out this infographic from NeoMam Studios and Chadwicks with great tips to help you control pet hair in your home.