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Top tips for reducing the amount your pet sheds

Top tips for reducing the amount your pet sheds

Shedding is a natural process for our pets. It helps them to replenish their coat and stay healthy and looking their best.

Some pets shed more than others, often due to the breed type but also due to seasonal changes, hormonal fluctuations or other external factors. Learn more about pet shedding.

Here are some helpful tips to help you overcome pet hair in your home.

Groom daily
Grooming is an essential part of owning a pet and it can really help to control the spread of pet fur around your home. Using a brush on your pet every day will ensure that they stay clean and keep their coat free of dirt and debris. It also becomes part of a daily routine which will help to relax you both, and help to strengthen your special bond.

DeShed weekly
DeShedding is different from brushing, as it removes dead hair from your pet’s undercoat to prevent it from shedding in the future. Using a special deShedding tool, you’ll be surprised at how much fur comes out and the best thing is you can discard it straight into the bin, rather than it ending up all over your home.

To learn more about what deShedding is and why you should do it, check out our deShedding advice guide.

Bathe monthly
We recommend that you bathe your dog once per month, as excessive bathing can lead to your pet’s coat to become stripped of its natural oils and cause their skin to dry out.

Remember to only use specially formulated products for pets, as using products intended for humans can damage your pet’s skin and coat. FURminator’s range of pet shampoos have been designed to be gentle for pets, while making sure they get a thorough clean.

For more advice on how to make bathing your pet as harmonious as possible for both of you, why not check out our advice on how to make bath time less stressful.

Flea treatment
Keeping up with your regular flea and tick treatments(*) is vital to the health of your pet. As well as it being potentially uncomfortable and unpleasant for both of you, if your pet catches fleas or ticks it can cause damage to their skin and coat through constant scratching.

These critters can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for your pet which can be another factor affecting their skin and coat, so help them out by preventing them with regular treatments or a flea collar(*).

Vet visits
Make sure your pet visits the vet at least annually, ideally once every six months for a full check-up. Your vet will do a thorough physical inspection including your pet’s dental health, eye health and general well-being. They will be able to assess your pet’s skin and coat condition, check for skin allergies, and recommend diet improvements or medication if necessary.

The right diet
Pets need certain nutrients in their diet to help keep their skin and coat looking radiant and healthy. Look for foods that contain omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids, like EUKANUBA dog food to help keep your pet’s coat in great condition from the inside out.

(*) Disclaimer: Our FURminator® range does not offer flea treatment or flea collar products.

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