What you should know about shedding

Almost every day we hear pet owners complain about how much their pet is shedding. They see hair on their furniture, clothes and in the car. They think something must be wrong with their pet and wonder what they can do about it. If the coat has a good shine, and there are no bald spots or areas of abnormally sparse hair, chances are your pet is experiencing the normal hair cycle in which old hairs are pushed out as new ones form.

Brushing your pet with a de-shedding tool helps remove these old hairs. Brushing is best done on a routine basis. Regular brushing will greatly decrease the chance that painful mats can form or that skin problems go unrecognized. Another hint – always brush your pet before a bath and after. Mats only get worse once they are wet. If your pet has developed larger mats, we recommend that a veterinarian or groomer remove them to lessen the risk of damage to the skin.

Remove pet hair from clothing with a rolling cleaner before you head off to work.

While you are away, keep chairs and couches clean with a hair-catching Furniture Throw.

Comb through your pet’s hair coat to remove the loose hair under the top coat, and you will lessen your shedding problem considerably.