How to Reduce Dog Shedding and Keep Your Home Clean

If your dog is a furry friend, that’s probably why you have one. But the downside of those adorable furs can be a lot of shedding. It might not seem like that big of a deal on a day-to-day basis, but when you see an entire room covered in dog fur, it can definitely get worrisome.

It’s important to note that shedding is a natural process for dogs, and it doesn’t necessarily mean your pup is sick. I’ve got seven tips to help control the fur and make sure your home stays clean while still loving on your canine companion:

Brush Your Dog Daily

It’s a good idea to brush your dog daily. Brushing your dog helps remove dead hair and stimulates the follicles to produce new hair. In addition, brushing in the direction that the hair grows will help reduce shedding by preventing breakage at the ends of strands.

Brush your dog regularly, ideally twice a week, with a soft-bristled brush or comb (never use wire brushes). This will help you keep up with shedding and ensure it doesn’t become excessive!

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Use a Good Dog Shampoo and Conditioner

Use a good shampoo and conditioner to rid your dog of excess hair. One that’s designed for their breed (there are many types of dogs), coat type (long-haired, short-haired), skin type (dry/oily), and age.

Please give them a treat each time you brush them.

You can give your dog a treat each time you brush them. You can use a dog-specific treat or one that is meant for humans. The point is to make the act of brushing more fun and enjoyable so that they will want to do it more often.



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