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How to keep house clean with shedding dog

So how to deal with pet hair around the house? I have a few solutions here:
Funny portrait of cute puppy dog border collie with fur in moulting lying down on couch. Furry little dog and wool in annual spring or autumn molt at home indoor.
Funny portrait of cute puppy dog border collie with fur in moulting lying down on couch. Furry little dog and wool in annual spring or autumn molt at home indoor. Pet hygiene allergy grooming concept

If you’re like me, then having your dog in the house means frequent hair cleanups all over the furniture and floor. Even with daily brushing, there are just some days when your furry friend is going to shed his thick winter coat. Here are some tips on reducing shedding that I’ve learned from my own experience as well as from fellow pet owners:

1. Brush Your Dog Regularly – whether it’s a short or long-haired breed, daily brushing will reduce shedding by up to 90 percent! This can be difficult if you have a high-energy dog who never wants to sit still for very long but no matter what kind of dog you have, use this time to bond with him and make the brushing a positive experience. Talk to your dog in a soothing voice and give lots of praise when you’re finished. If possible, brush your pet outside where it’s easier to clean up the hair or at least do it near an outdoor hose so you can wash him off afterward.

2. Invest in a Good Vacuum Cleaner – There are many great vacuums on the market that claim they get all the dirt, dust and dander out of carpets but most people end up disappointed because these appliances still leave behind plenty of dirty particles that get stirred up into the air when you walk on the carpet. For this reason, it is recommended that you have your carpets professionally cleaned every so often in order to achieve the best results. If you cannot afford professional cleaning, be sure to vacuum thoroughly with a canister or upright vacuum at least once a week for best results.

3. Bathe Your Dog Regularly – I know, bathing can be quite an ordeal if your dog doesn’t like water but regular baths are important not only for his hygiene but also for reducing shedding. Depending on how dirty he is and whether or not he swims often will determine how often you bathe him with shampoo specifically designed to remove excess oil from his coat – this is crucial for long-haired dogs because too much oil will cause their coat to become heavy with dirt and debris. I’ve found that bathing my dog every 2 weeks has done wonders in keeping the amount of hair he loses to a minimum.

4. Brush Your Dog’s Teeth Daily – plaque build-up inside your dog’s mouth is one of the leading causes of bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease which can all lead to excessive shedding. Make sure you brush his teeth at least once a day for best results.

5. Don’t Forget About Diet – Feeding your dog high-quality food with high protein content helps keep his skin healthy by reducing excess oil production on his skin that leads to dandruff, an itchy skin condition that produces excess shedding. It is recommended that you feed your dog food specifically designed for his breed and age so you can maximize its nutritional value.

6. Take Your Dog to the Groomer – A professional groomer will be able to get rid of loose hair from all over your dog’s body which reduces shedding but won’t leave him looking like a newbie when it comes time to go back home. I always ask for my English Bulldog to be shaved down close because otherwise, there would just be too much fur on the furniture and floor for me to keep up with daily brushing and vacuuming.

Thanks for reading! I hope these solutions help you keep your house hair-free. Do you have any other tips to share? Let me know in the comments below!

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