Any pet owner knows that with the addition of a furry friend, comes shedding. While shedding can occur during any season, dogs and cats in particular tend to lose their fur during the spring in order to prepare for the hot summer months. The fur is left behind on the floor, couches and clothes of the pet owner.
While shedding is a fact of life for all dogs and cats, pet owners can minimize the effects of shedding by constant grooming. Brushing and bathing the pet removes the loose hair in a controlled environment. For maximum control, brushing should occur on a weekly basis. To do a proper brushing, items that need to be purchased include a metal comb, wire and bristle brushes and stripping tools. Not only will the pet enjoy the process, it becomes a great time for pet owners to bond to bond with their pet.
The only problem is that in most cases, pet owners simply do not have the time to groom their pet on a weekly basis. In these cases, taking your pet to a groomer is a great option. Not only does the groomer bathe and brush the pet, but they can also reduce dog shedding and cat shedding by removing the loose hair in the pet’s undercoat. Lucky Dawg Pet Grooming offers a service specifically geared towards removing the unwanted fur, which means less shedding of fur in the home. This service uses a tool designed to remove the dead fur in the undercoat without damaging the top coat. The process removes about 90% of the loose fur, and also brings out the natural oils in the coat, which in turn makes for healthy skin and a shiny topcoat.
Some pet owners like to clip or trim their pet’s coats to help avoid shedding. While this is a possible solution, trimming the coat is not always in the best interest of the pet. Pets need both their under coat and topcoat to provide for maximum cooling and heating, so this may not always be the best option. Instead, consider taking your pet to a groomer to ensure that the shedding is kept to a minimum, leaving the house cleaner and the pet happier.