Shedding Is a Year-Round Experience
Shedding hair and fur is a year-round experience, and the amount of shedding depends on the breed. The common belief is that pets shed because of temperature. Actually, what affects shedding the most is the length of daylight. Since fall has arrived, we thought you might want to hear a little bit about shedding, what to do about it and some fun facts.
Remove Mats and Look for Bare, Itchy Spots
If your breed of cat or dog has long thick hair, you are encouraged to groom them daily and prevent any mats from developing, which are found mostly behind the ears and on legs. You’ll want to remove them with electric trimmers to avoid cutting the skin by accident. Shedding is gradual, so if you see any bare, itchy or raw spots please bring this to our attention.
Best Ways to Pick Up Shedding Hair
Keeping your pet well groomed is one way to minimize the amount of hair in your household. Your dog or cat will love the bonding time. Vacuuming, cleaning the bedding once a week and regular air filter changes will help. Playtex gloves and tape rollers are effective too!
Things You Can Do With Pet Hair
There are some practical, fun and weird things people do with pet hair. People have knit sweaters, made jewelry, tied fly fishing flies, added it to the garden, put it in a sock to keep away deer and woodchucks, composted it, there’s even a company that uses pet hair to clean up oil spills. Maybe you have a special use for pet hair. Let us know on our Facebook page.
You can’t stop shedding unless you get a breed of dog or cat that doesn’t shed, but you can manage it. Groom your dog and cat daily and be on the lookout for unusual itchy or raw spots.