Shedding Fido’s Hair-Loss Problem

Cuddling on the couch with your furry friend is heaps of fun, but the hair he leaves behind? Not so much.

But don’t worry, we have some roolly easy tips on how to keep up with Harry’s shedding, plus clean up his leftover fur. So rather than split hairs, simply have a read below:

How to put shedding on a short leash.

Brush your favourite furball.
Depending on how furry your friend is, it’s a good idea to brush him regularly. Some longhaired, hippie terriers may need it daily. For others, weekly may just cut it. You’ll just want to be especially vigilant with your canine’s coif as winter changes to spring. That’s when he’ll likely shed his entire winter coat. Bow-WOW.

Get Fido in to a groomer.
If your longhaired, freaky Papillon is looking arfully hair-raising, it may be worth paying for a professional groomer. They can remove heaps of his dead hair, making it easier for you to maintain at home.

See a vet for hair help.
If Fuzzy lets his hair down on the couch a little too much, it may be a sign of illness, such as mange. Ruh-roh! So, be on the lookout for bald patches or heavier shedding than usual. Both of these are signs your hairy hound should see a vet, rather than a hairdresser.

Cleaning up Rover’s hair-raising mess.

Pet stores and vet practices carry litters and litters of tools designed to shape-up your shedding Shih Tzu:

Lint rollers.
We’d roll out the red carpet for these guys, if we could. Not only are they fab for cleaning hair from sofas, rugs and that black blazer you need for your presentation – they can actually be used on your dog himself, in-between brushings. 

Sticky tape.
Lint roller lost in a sea of pet hair? Try wrapping duct or packing tape around your hand, sticky side facing out. Then, pat this all over your furniture, cushions, car seats, clothing, whatever… and you’ve just put the hex on the hairies. Wag-wag!

Rubber gloves.
What’s good for dyeing your hair can be grrreat for picking up Poochie’s hair from the sofa. Just pop on those rubber gloves, then dampen them under the faucet. Next, make short, scraping strokes across your hairy furniture. This should do the trick – no bones about it.

Soft bristle brush.
Using this top-dog tool, simply brush in small circles over furniture or soft decor, removing your dog’s hair from the bristles, regularly. It’s a wag-worthy way to keep Fifi’s hair out of yours.

Vacuum.
Why suck it up when a vacuum can easily remove your pet’s hair from carpet, rugs and furniture? Simply put your vacuum on the ‘Hard Floor’ setting. This helps it dig right in, and lift the hair out. It also gives you a grrreat workout – no bones! And if you’re feeling really adventurous, try vacuuming your dog – very carefully, of course. Use the small brush, just stroke very gently over your mane squeeze. But if you roolly need a better vacuum, check out Dyson. They make one especially for removing pet hair from the home.

Pet hair, beware! Woof.

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