Saturday, May 14, 2016

5 Tips For Surviving Shedding Season

The sun is shining, the days are longer and spring is in the air. However, for many, it is also the beginning of the battle of the seemingly never ending shedding season. Here are 5 tips to help you survive the season:

1)  Feed your pet essential fatty acids- Omega 3 (essential fatty acids) are essential for helping your pet maintain a nice coat and will reduce shedding.  Examples: fish oil, flaxseed oil.   Amazing Omegas provide essential fatty acids and nourish the skin and coat.  Many pets are not getting enough essential fatty acids from their diet which can make their coat appear lackluster.  Amazing Omegas can bring back the shimmer in your pet's coat.
2)  Give your pet a bath more frequently- It will help get rid of the dead hair and lessen the amount found throughout the house.
3)  Regular Brushing- More frequent brushing will help your pet's fur stay manageable. It can also be a nice bonding time for you and your pet.  Using a Furminator or other special deshedding tool is helpful.
4)  Cover the Furniture- it may be helpful to cover your furniture with machine washable covers or sheets. Remove them, throw them in the wash and you can be ready for a guest in a minute!
5) Clean out the vents and vacuum more often--shedding season is a lot of work so it's important to try to tackle it before the fur collects everywhere (under refrigerator, behind furniture, on drapes, etc.)