How to Manage Pet Shedding

If you have a cat or a dog, you probably know that the arrival of spring means shedding season has begun. The warmer weather causes pets to shed the thicker coats they had for winter, and, unfortunately, this shedding can lead to dog or cat hair all over your home. Dealing with all the hair can be frustrating, but 5 Points Animal Hospital is here to help. We would like to tell you a few ways that make managing pet shedding much easier so that you can spend more time outside having fun with your pet rather than devoting all of your free time to cleaning up pet hair.

How to Manage Pet Shedding - Nashville TN - 5 Points Animal Hospital

Use a vacuum that is specifically designed to clean up pet hair.

The best cleaning tool you can have to deal with pet shedding is a good-quality vacuum. In the spring and summer, you may need to vacuum every day, especially if you have a breed that sheds more than others. We recommend you use a vacuum that has been designed to help pet owners remove cat and dog hair from the floors and furniture. Some vacuums even come with dog attachments that allow you to remove loose hair from your dog before it sheds! However, not all dogs like being vacuumed.

Brush your pets every day.

Brushing your dog or cat often makes a huge difference in the amount of hair that ends up on your floors and furniture. According to Vet Street, it is best to brush your pet outside to keep loose fur from flying around inside your home. Giving your pet a bath before brushing helps to loosen up hair in the undercoat. If you need help selecting a good brush, 5 Points Animal Hospital can tell you what type of brush is the best for your pet.

Rubber gloves can be the trick to cleaning up pet hair quickly.

Put on a pair of rubber dishwashing gloves and run your hands over your carpets and furniture to quickly capture pet hair. You can even rub your pet while wearing these gloves to remove loose hair.

Remember the nooks and crannies.

You can find pet hair in some odd places, including places you would not even think about cleaning. Dog and cat hair can end up underneath the refrigerator, behind and underneath furniture, and on lampshades and curtains. When you are deep cleaning shedded pet hair from your home, don’t forget to check these spots.

Using these suggestions can go a long way when managing pet shedding. If you need more help with dealing with pet hair, contact us at 5 Points Animal Hospital to get more advice.

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