Ways To Deal With Your Pet’s Summer Shedding
With summer here and temperatures rising, you know what is about to happen if you aren’t already experiencing it. Your pet is probably shedding like crazy, and it seems like there is always another clump of fur on the ground no matter what you do. Thankfully, there are some ways to deal with your pet’s summer shedding. Keep reading for more.
Consistency Is Key
Newly shed fur is very easy to vacuum or sweep away. If you let the fur sit for too long, it can make its way on and into your upholstered fabric, giving your house an unpleasant smell. As such, it is crucial to clean and vacuum consistently to keep your home free of fur and disagreeable smells.
Moreover, our pet’s fur can harbor grime, muck, and bacteria, so wipe down and mop all your surfaces as well. Before you start cleaning, make sure you stay away from cleaning products that aren’t safe for pets.
Brush, Brush, Brush
We find fur all the time in the most random places because shedding is a very delicate process; old fur can sit on your pet’s new coat for a while. With no self-abrasive to help them remove old fur, it will usually come off when they rub against something in the house. Due to this, you should make it a habit to brush your animals; a good rule of thumb is to use a shearing brush about once a week and a regular brush daily.
It is amazing how much fur just one animal can produce in a matter of months. When we consider several years’ worth of fur, it can feel concerning. That is especially so as we can’t catch every clump of fur before it hits the ground. It is quite easy for these tiny and fine furs to find their way onto your furniture and build up over time, leading to increased allergy symptoms and unpleasant smells in your home.
One of the best ways to take care of your furniture to ensure this doesn’t happen is to use furniture covers. Using furniture covers is one of the best ways to deal with your pet’s summer shedding. They have come a long way since their plastic hey-day and are now available in different designs and textures.