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How to minimise shedding in pets

Pet owners have come to terms with never leaving the house without at least one stray strand of fur on their clothes. While we cannot actually stop a dog or cat from shedding, we can help reduce the amount of loose hair, and also manage it so that it doesn’t become a problem in our homes.

 

1. Brush your pet often.

Regular brushing is the best thing you can do to keep your home as fur-free as possible. Daily brushing helps to keep your pet’s coat healthy, softer, cleaner and less likely to shed.

 

2. Feed the right food.

The condition of your pet’s coat is often the result of the type of food he or she eats. If you invest in premium high quality pet food with good digestible protein sources, you’ll find you have much less fur balls flying around. And with proper digestion, your pets’ body can better absorb the nutrients, thus resulting in healthier skin and coat.

 

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The Honest Kitchen dehydrated pet food are made from 100% human grade ingredients and is processed in a human food processing plant right. It is free of artificial ingredients like chemical preservatives. It’s colourful and vibrant because it is minimally processed – without extreme heat and pressure. 

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3. Use the right brush. There are many types of brushes for dogs. Slicker brushes, shedding blades and pin brushes all have specific functions and work best on the type of coat they are designed for. Most pets require more than just one type of brush to remove their dead undercoats.   Roots Recommends: Kong ZoomGroom

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The ZoomGroom is the best grooming tool which removes loose hair like a magnet, and also stimulates capillaries and natural oil production for healthy skin and a shiny coat. Watch video here.

 

4. Control allergies and fleas. Make sure your pet is getting preventive treatment for fleas, ticks, and his or her allergies. If your pet is suffering from allergies and fleas, he or she could be scratching a lot, which then leads to more shedding. Roots All Natural  – Herbal Flea & Tick Shampoo

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Formulated with Sweetsop extracts and Neem oil so as to keep your pets tick and flea free in a natural way. 100% of the active ingredients are derived from plants. It does not contain toxic synthesized pesticides which makes it safe for even new born puppies and kittens! Roots Shampoos are all gentle enough to be use as a regular maintenance shampoo. 

 

5. Go for regular checkups.

Many diseases can affect your pet’s skin and haircoat. Regular checkups will help identify problems early, and provide more effective treatment.   Featured image credit: Skippy the Robodog