Fetch These Tips to Minimize Springtime Shedding
For pet parents, the first sign of spring isn’t budding flowers. It’s fur. Everywhere!
When springtime dog shedding season arrives, it can seem like your pet is dropping hair faster than you can clean. Unfortunately, pet hair and dander aren’t just annoying. They also nibble away at the quality of your home’s indoor air and your family’s health. As hair and dander spread through your home, they aggravate allergies and cause an array of uncomfortable symptoms, such as congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, rashes and more.
How do you stop your indoor air quality from going to the dogs? Turn to Timo’s. We offer a complete menu of IAQ products and services as well as comprehensive air conditioning services in Palm Desert, CA!
Timo’s IAQ products help eliminate pet dander and other airborne contaminants in your home. But you can do your part, too. Check out these grooming tips that’ll keep your home clean and your air free of flying fur.
Brushing & Combing
Brushing your pet on a daily basis will help remove any loose fur and debris from the coat, reduce mats or tangles and keep your pet’s fur looking sleek and shiny.
Regular pet grooming sounds easy enough, right? It is—but it’s important to make sure you have the right tools for the job. This depends on the type of hair your dog has:
- Short-haired breeds: Use a soft- or medium-bristle brush, rubber curry or grooming glove and a fine-tooth comb two to three times a week.
- Medium-haired breeds: Wooly coats or curly hair should be groomed with a wire-pin brush and a wide-tooth comb.
- Long-haired breeds: This type requires daily grooming with a soft, natural bristle brush and a wide-tooth comb.
Another important grooming step is de-shedding. This should be done about once a week and helps to remove the loose undercoat before it sheds. A quick de-shedding session can eliminate trapped, shed fur that you may not be able to fully loosen through brushing or combing.
We recommend you bathe your dog at least once a month. Some dogs may need more frequent baths, but be aware that excessive washing can strip away the natural oils essential for keeping a dog’s skin and coat healthy. Too many baths can result in dry, flaky and itchy skin. If you use quality pet shampoo and conditioner, your dog can be bathed more frequently. If bathing isn’t an option, try a dander remover spray.
Timo’s Is Your Companion for a Healthier, Comfier Home!
You’ve done your part to cut down on springtime dog shedding. Now, let us do ours. To learn more about how our IAQ products and solutions can safeguard your home and health from pet dander and other harmful airborne contaminants, fill out our online form or call us at 760.475.9542 today!
What’s better than a healthy home? A healthy and completely comfortable home, of course! Schedule a preseason tune-up, an AC repair or an air conditioning installation in Palm Springs, CA, with us today!