How to Deal with Your Pooch Shedding

DoggoYour dog will shed at varying rates throughout the year. As weather starts warming up after winter, your dog will shed a lot. This can be uncomfortable for you, your family, and your pup.

Here are a few ways to keep your home somewhat hair-free without having to shave your pooch:

Brush Regularly

If you brush your pup every day before bed, this can be a comforting and nice moment for you and your dog. You should use a soft brush that will not irritate their skin. You will also want to keep the brush clean to avoid any residue or dirt from being reintroduced into their fur. If your pooch is not a fan of brushing, be sure to have a smelly bag of kibble and remain relaxed. This will help keep them calm and they will seriously appreciate it in the long run.

Keep Your Home Clean

Keeping your home clutter-free and clean so you do not have dog hair build-up over time can make a huge difference. Simply donate some knick-knacks you no longer want, replace paperwork lying around with a filing system, and wash your dog’s bed, blankets, and other products. This will seriously cut down on the dust bunnies and will make your home look much better in the long run.

Offer a Healthy Diet

Always give your dog a well-rounded healthy diet. This will cut down on excessive shedding or weight gain. This will also keep them healthy in a plethora of ways. A healthy diet will give them plenty of vitamins and nutrients, which will offer plenty of energy and happy years ahead.

If you want to make your own dog food, it can be simple and nutritious. Start with some basic recipes full of plenty of protein, whole grains, and veggies. You’ll be amazed to see how deliciously and inexpensively your dog can eat!

Bathe Regularly

They may not be thrilled with baths but it is necessary. You should bathe your dog when needed, but try not to bathe more than once every few months (barring any mud baths, of course). When you are prepping for a bath, use lukewarm water to start and then add more hot water if they’re comfortable. Be sure to use all-natural products to avoid skin irritation. This will help keep your pup comfortable and happy even when they’re in the bath.

Get Out and About

Exercise will help your dog shed some excess hair and pounds. Hiking through trees or running over hills will help pull out the shedding hair and keep your pup comfortable. Just be sure to keep yourself and your pup hydrated!